Gary and I spent the weekend in the company of our friends Rob and Mandy Geary. On Saturday Mandy, Rob and I travelled down to Paignton for the Paignton & District Fanciers' Association Championship Dog Show where I showed Coco and Winnie under judge Barbara Stamp. Both girls behaved impeccably and showed beautifully and both won a respectable 2nd place in very strong classes and I was delighted to see Coco' s sire Vader (Layasway Dark Sunrise) be awarded the Reserve Dog Ticket. He's a lovely boy and in my opinion this award is long overdue.
We travelled back home on Saturday night for a tasty chilli which Gary had cooked and put the world to rights over a few glasses of wine before an early night, shattered from an early start and lots of travelling.
Sunday saw another early departure, this time to Malvern for The National Gundog Association champ show where I showed Coco under judge Mrs P Butler-Holley.
All-in-all a great weekend. My girls enjoyed their days out and did me proud and I enjoyed beautiful weather, good company and catching up on all the ringside gossip, not to mention seeing the quality of what is being shown in wires at the moment.