Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Moving House

We have moved!
Still in Shropshire we have now moved to a beautiful old farmhouse just outside Much Wenlock - the area, known as the Shropshire Hills, is described as 'an area of outstanding natural beauty'.

We spent our first night there on Saturday and had a few hair-raising moments when we thought Gary had overdone it with the logburner!! Neither of us have used one before and Gary had a bit of a furnace going in the hearth which set off all the fire alarms!
Waking up there on Sunday was like being on holiday. The farmyard was awash with sunlight even at seven o'clock in the morning, so much so, that I let the dogs mooch around exploring their new home whilst I had a quiet hour reading Harry Potter!

Chunky Monkey

Well it was a sad time at Klancraig on Saturday morning when we said farewell to Chunky Monkey (Kimmax French Kiss for Klancraig).
Chunky is litter sister to Lottie (Kimmax Kiss Kurl for Klancraig) and was from our first litter of GWP's born in April 2007 and registered under the Kimmax affix.
She is a beautiful, very gentle, lovable and biddable little girl who we felt was going to be forever in the shadow of her more 'lively' sister Lottie. Rather than that, we decided to ask our friend Anne and her husband Stuart and their eight year old GWP George if they would like to give Chunky a new home and I am thrilled to say that Anne was delighted at the prospect.
Anne lives in rural Shropshire and her and Stuart are devoted to George and the added bonus for us is that Anne raw feeds and minimally vaccinates, as we do here at Klancraig.

Anne phoned on Sunday to tell us how well Chunky had settled in and how well her and George were getting on. Hopefully, we will see her in the not too distant future, when Anne next visits.

GWPC Championship Show

On Sunday Lottie (Kimmax Kiss Kurl for Klancraig) attended the German Wirehaired Pointer Club Champ show and won the junior bitch class. Her litter brother Milo (Kimmax Kiss My Brass) owned by Paul Gardiner, won special yearling dog. The judge was Ruth Martin (Sunhouse).

Tamworth and District Canine Society Open Show

On Saturday Lottie (Kimmax Kiss Kurl for Klancraig) attended the Tamworth and District Canine Society Open Show where the judge was Sarah Turner (Abbotsbourne). Since we have spent the weekend moving house, Tracy Cartwright (Mikicin) was kind enough to take Lottie to the show and Maxine McCullough (Kimmax) handled her.
We were delighted that Lottie took Best of Breed and then went on to take Group 2.
Well done Lottie and thanks to Sarah for giving her BOB and Tracy and Maxine for their help on the day.