Sunday 29th March Yesterday it was the day of the ESS club show of Scotland Pete was the driver today, Ann Corbett myself & five dogs all set off.
We left at 5am made brilliant time by 9am we were 9 miles from the show venue when our 3 month old Mercedes Vito van decided to die on us!!
Ann made some urgent phone calls to Fran Glendenning & others who were also on there way to the show, Fran & George & Angela Ternent arrived & gave Ann & myself & the dogs a lift to the show leaving Pete in the freezing weather in the van.
After three quarters of an hour we eventually got through to Mercedes breakdown who said they would be with us within 90 mins, two & half hours later they arrived, said the fuel pump had packed up, so much for a reliable Mercedes!!
Pete said about getting us home, he said no will take you to Glasgow they will repair it Monday. Would not tow us home OMG what were we to do. While all this was going on I reactivated my AA membership which was on hold due to having cover with Mercedes. After much debating with the Mercedes call centre they suggested that the garage in Glasgow would point us to the train station. We said no we've got 5 dogs with us they said oh they could put us in direction of hire van.
It was obvious Mercedes didn't care less about helping us!! I rang the AA who got Pete off the motorway at 4pm.
He was taken to the nearby service station where a tow truck took all of us back home changing trucks and driver on the way. We got home about 10 to 10.30.
At the show Jessica won her class Tammy was 5th in Limit. Ann won BIS with Tigra and RCC with Thriller. The judge was Lesley Bloomfield (Fernlin)
We will never forget this day thats for sure, the phone will be hot tomorrow to Mercedes!!
Tuesday March 17th. No shows till end of the month, we have had some glorious sunny days so have taken the dogs to Shustok their favourite place for swimming in the river/stream new photo added to the gallery!
Sunday March 8th Well Crufts has come and gone for another year. Had a good day meeting up with friends etc.
Tammy got VHC in Limit out of an extremely large quality class, the four bitches in front of her have all got CC's. The judge was Janet Wood (Ardencote)
Jessica was overlooked as well as Holly oh well!!
Trmere Talking Point Of Allenie close related to Tammy Holly & Jessica got his 3rd CC was BOB and Gundog GROUP 3!!!!!
Congratulations to his owner Richard Bott & Anthony Allen.
Sunday March 1st Today I took Jessica to Coventry Gungdog Open Show the judge was Jack Elliot (Jonabar) She won BOB. I had also entered her at the Midland ESS open show but arrived there too late for her classes. She now needs only one point to gain her JW.
Sunday 22nd Feb Yesterday was the Southern English Springer Spaniel Championship Show @ Chalfont St Giles Bucks.
It was a great show with lovely atmosphere as usual one of the highlights was to eat Christine Savilles Banoffee Pie mmmmm!!
Our judge was Mr Kerrry Simpson (Revovaile) Jessica was entered in three classes she came 3rd in Junior I was not disappointed with this as such super dogs in front of her, she won maiden & was 2nd in Novice. She now only needs 2 more points to gain her junior warrent, she needs to gain these from open shows!
BIS was Sh Ch Trimere Trading Palces with Sheledams Jessica's sire well done Kevin!!
Tuesday 17th Feb Today we met our Neopolitan Mastiff friends click here to see videos.
Tuesday 3rd Feb No shows this weekend but we have had quite a few inches of snow!! It is so pretty but awful if you need to travel!
Today I have taken a video of the dogs in the garden click to see
Monday 26th Jan This weekend Skye went to live with a family in Brighton living a short distance from the downs. We wish her well in her new home. I am missing her but I know this will be a fabulous home.
Monday 19th Jan Yesterday I went to Machester Champ Show held at Stafford County showground. I took Jessica & Tammy Jessica came 2nd in Junior, Tammy also came 2nd in Post Graduate so both qualified fro Crufts 2010!!
We qualified for the breeders group which was judged after the gundog group, I showed Jessica as part of the Ann Corbett breeders team we came 3rd in the main ring!!
It was a very very long day arriving there at 8am leaving at 7pm, at least only an hours drive home from there. After having to be towed out of the mud!!
Sunday 4th Jan Today I took Jessica went to Dukries Gundog Show held at Newark & Notts showground. The judge was Jacky Mitchell (Peasblossom) breed specialist. It was a freezing day, the ground outside was frozen all day, it wasn't too warm inside either!
It was Jessica's last day in Puppy class, as she was one year old today, she did very well & won in a large class of seven a big number for an open show. She went BPIB.
Trimere Talking Point Of Allenie was BOB & went on to win BIS well done to Richard Bott & Anthony Allen his owners.