Thursday, March 6, 2008

Spent the day at Crufts today--travelled up with friends and took Lexi and Chablis (Granny and Grandaughter) for Discover Dogs. Lexi was a star, travelled with the sibes and then hopped on the bus down to the NEC. She spent her journey hugging two children, Chablis sat on the seat next to me smiling. Once in Hall One they trotted happily through the crowds down to the booths. They enjoyed being patted and photographed by the general public all morning. We saw lots of Belgians and lots of old friends too and it feels as if the season is getting under way at last.
It was really good to meet Rui Montalves, putting a face to a name at last, but such a shame to hear that his Laekenois bitch that is entered on Saturday will not be there. Martin had taken his new Import, Femme, and Rui recognised her straight away as he has her brother. He took some pics and was straight on the phone to her breeder to say he had seen her. Femme has an amazing character and thoroughly enjoyed herself with Zinca on an all day stint---they will be there again tomorrow !

Whilst Chablis and I went shopping Lexi went round to have a kip and the odd treat at the Sibe booth with her co-owner Jacqui.
It was very busy and very tiring and we trudged back to East car park with bags and baggage but I think the dogs enjoyed a bit of fresh air.
Once home Lexi went to bed, only waking up to eat her dinner---I don't think she will be doing much tomorrow whilst I am grooming dogs ready for Saturday!
Good Luck to Dave and Rusty in the Singles Agility tomorrow ! and all the other Belgians competing too over the next 3 days!

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