Martin brought a cake he had had made at Loseley Bakery with an edible design taken from a photo of the puppies. Brilliant! Apparently they are thinking of having a service at Richmond Champ show, held on the Loseley Estate, where you can have your own photo put on a cake.This was a sponge cake with chocolate icing but I think they do iced light fruit cakes too!
The puppies are getting hairy legs and feet now so I thought I would take some pics of them. There was a lot of very noisy goings on when the new hole for the fan was cut in the roof of the van but the pups weren't bothered at all. I did a guntest the other day with a starting pistol and that didn't bother them either.
Here is Antar looking cute ---he went home with Martin tonight and, despite the Land Rover breaking down on the A1, he has been asleep most of the trip (I hope he doesn't want to stay up all night once they get back to Guildford).
I had some really sad news today that Gabby, Sabrefield Raring to Go at Daelois CDEx, was given sleep today. Gabby was Cachets' sister and was a great ambassador for the breed. She was graded Excellent and Suget Recommande at the French Nationals and was mated to Steed du Hameau St Blaise (a Maubray son), and was mother to Polly who was BOB recently at the NBSDC Ch show. She will be sorely missed by Gill and Tom Davis and family and everyone who knew her.