Whoops! Lots to catch up on!
September saw two more Championship Shows for us, with Dilys gaining Best Veteran in Breed at Darlington Champ and Best Veteran in Show at SCCGB Champ, both shows with breed specialist judges. Clara had a rare outing to Darlington show where she was second in a really nice limit bitch class and thoroughly enjoyed herself.
Only one show in October, but we had a really good day at Lancs & Cheshire Collie Champ Show. Dilys was Best Veteran in Breed and Best Veteran in Show and Obi matched her with Best Puppy in Breed and Best Puppy in Show. We also took Ása and Hope for a day out, they took it all in their stride, loved watching all the activity and, of course, were very happy with all the fuss they got.
A much needed long weekend for Deb, Elaine and myself in Cumbria in November saw surprisingly sunny days on the beach and beautiful autumnal colours as we made our way through the Lake District. Ása and Hope were very excited to see the sea and run on the sand, Ripley was very good at showing them how to jump over the streams and splash in the shallows.