Tuesday, 9 September 2008


Our show on Sunday, although not blessed with sunshine, was lucky enough to avoid the rain that affected many other areas and the day went very well. Everyone seemed to have a good time and were very generous, the kitchen and raffle did extremely well and we will have raised a good amount for Hearing Dogs.....I'll post the amount once all the counting is done.

Thanks to our judges - Elaine for the pedigree classes (it was great to see you after such a long time!), Roseanne for the novelty and Gladys for the obedience. You all did a great job and we hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks also to all who donated raffle prizes, rolls and baking, to the workers in the kitchen, who did well to keep everyone fed and watered, to the committee for organising everything and especially to everybody who came and supported the show.

The lovely rosettes were made by our own Nicky and she kindly donated the top winner's ones, as shown below. We all thought they were beautiful and slightly unusual too.

Alarm bells were starting to ring when there was no sign of the pies and judging time was drawing nearer......can't do without the popular pies! However, there were big cheers when Bob appeared with them in the nick of time.

Club members did very well and all of Nicky's big rosettes went to Spey Valley. Big congratulations to June and Benson, not only did he win Best Puppy in Show but he was declared Best in Show too!! What a start he has had to his showing career - long may it continue.

Joan's Bo also did very well, he won the hound class and then Reserve Best in Show. Heather's Kayla was Best Veteran. Roseisle seems to be a lucky show for both Joan and Heather.

Well done to the other class winners - Linda's Mollie was best toy, Jennifer's Riley best gundog and Caitlin won the junior handling class.

Gladys was kept busy in the obedience ring, which was still going strong when all had finished in the other two rings. No Spey Valley members managed a win but Jenny and Brint gave Alison and Cody a good run for their money!

Well done everyone and let me know if I've missed anything.