27th January '09
Hi everyone, I hope you all had a fab xmas and newyear. Ours was a sad one this year as it was our first xmas without my dad but we got through and had a very busy but nice day.My husband Colin cooked his first christmas dinner which was a great success .I think he will have the job again next year and maybe even the year after that.
Well there has been lots of stuff happening since my last update. We had our St. Stephens Day show which drew a good entry as usual and a good day it was too. Brad got Best of breed then he won the group and went on to take 3rd place in Best in show. Tash(skye terrier) also won Best of breed and just to complete a great day for the Ailesbury gang we got Best of breed with Angel(Borzoi) and group 3. This was angels 7th green star making her an Irish champion.
We have also had a new arrival at Ailesbury in the shape of a Whippet bitch from the very successful U.K. based Courthill kennel. Amilie is a sweet girl of 9 months old, her kennel name is Courthill coin of the realm. A big thankyou to Roger Stock and Patsy Gilmour for allowing her to cross the pond. She has had a great start to her show career . She is already qualified for Crufts 3 times over and took Best puppy in Breed at Manchester a couple of weeks ago.I cant wait to show her.
Last Saturday night saw us at the Show dog of the year final with Brad for the 3rd year in a row. The identity of the judge is kept secret til the night so when we arrived and saw it was an all rounder from Denmark I knew we would not be as successful as other years and how right I was. Brad never seems to be their cup of tea. We made it through the first round along with the Irish Wolfhound which seemed right as we have spent the last 3 years fighting out the groups between us , one show its Brad and the next its Lady's turn and it just goes on like that all year. It was lady's turn tonight and a massive well done to Ger Clarke and family on their big win.
Our other bit of news was that at the January meeting of the Kennel I made it back on to the judges committee which was great as I find it very interesting.
We have been having great fun over the last few weeks with the babies, we have been taking them to a few limit shows and they are doing really well.Last week kelly won best puppy bitch in show. We were delighted.
One more thing before I go I just want to say well done to George in Wales who owns one of our pups from the last litter,he has been doing very well with Roxy in the show ring. Keep up the good work George, we are very proud of Roxy.
Bye for now everyone, dont forget to email and let me know how your all doing.