Hi Pat,of course I remember you, glad to hear you are well. You will find a lot of the old faces on this site, especially Wilko Jansen's page,its a real trip down memory lane. As you have no doubt gathered, I have just started back showing my Scarletti dog from Rita, having a bit of fun, but not taking it too seriously just doing a few Ch Shows here and there, not too far from home and of course the local open shows.Glad you still have some little dogs for company, I don't think I could be without one......enjoy this site, x Linda.
I remember seeing your ISBC advert of 'Digger Predeth' many years ago... I can still picture it now! Must have a look in my old yearbooks... Somehow the b/w pictures were special.
I'm afraid I never met Judy Russel, sadly, I do remember some lovely Ballywestow dogs though.
Not many shows around here, next will be in May in Germany.
all the best!
Hi Pat, long time no see! Hope you are well, its good to hear from you! Dont worry you will be buzzing around the websites in no time once you get used to your new computer!! Its great fun and such a time waster! We must keep in touch, speak to you soon Maureen
A lovely surprise to hear from you - yes I do remember the beautiful cards - and what a lovely thing to do for the soldiers in Afghanistan. Luckily I do not have anyone there but I do feel for the families of those youngsters.
Good to see you are keeping in touch I hope to see you at a show somewhere.
Luv Rita x
Hi Pat Thanks for message and nice to hear from you. Yes getting settled back up north and getting use the cold again lol. I usually walk the dogs on the Coatham end part of the beach and go along towards South Gare its got such a vast amount of beach that end, well that will be till start of May when I will have to pay to park the car lol and the dogs love it up that end to gallop along. Haven't bumped into your freind as yet but will keep and eye out for him and say hello. Mind I have thought about talking the dpogs up that end too for a change. Ive met a lady who has a youngster and lives in Redcar and she goes to the ring craft training cub I found up here. Colin
Hi Pat, Nice to hear from you. The Championship shows over here are held at 2 large venues. One close to the city, the other in a 'country-ish' area approx. 1-1/2 hrs out of the Melbourne. They are shows like the Irish Setter Champ. show, the Royal Melbourne Show, etc., very big shows. Shows are held there just about every weekend. There are also many country shows which can involve many hours of driving.
Usually, to go to a show, requires the whole day out.
Don't know if this helps or not. Hope so. This time around with my 2 girls, we have been more into obedience training than showing, although we have shown. Tess, my Irish, is such a beautiful girl but somewhat shy with strangers and has never quite been at ease with the judge going over her. For some reason she was fine with a woman but not a man. Didn't want to stress her out so we took up obedience where she did really well. Again, the 'stand for exam' has always been a problem, but we have managed to get through it enough to pass.
Lynn & girls in Oz.
Hello Pat! I see you are finding your way around ES with no problems whatsoever:-)) When do we get to see some pics of your Schipperkes???
Seems my offer of Swiss chocolate has really got people joining the Crufts 2010 group!
As to the differences in judging, well you have much higher entries and do not write critiques, that to me seems to be the main difference... Dictating critiques for each and every dog present can be pretty hard work!
Hope to meet up with you 2010:-)
hi pat thanks for your birthday wishes for layla.on reading about you its so very nice to know that you are helping our troops in afghanistan by making them greetings cards to forward to their families youre doing a fantastic job and im sure the recipient of any card from their loved one serving out there will be extra special.
luv lyn layla and lucy
hi pat sorry it was not me.i have a nephew who is a serving soldier and hes been to iraq afghanistan twice and is due to go back to afghanistan so anyone or anything that can be of support to our soldiers has my upmost admiration.it would also be nice to meet you sometime
Thank´s for your words, such a sad story. But I really understand your point not wanting to leave thedogs to other humans and that is something to be proud of and not egoistic at all. That is how a real and true doglover would say also, and so do I. You must have gone thrue a very hard time loosing all setters in such short time..
I really feel sad for you. Lucky you have this shipperkes now.
Always wondering what kind of dog they are? Probably very nice dogs aren´t they?
Have a nice evening,