Discover Dogs 2008, Earls Court
Saturday 8 November 2008
Discover Dogs is an event in
London involving representatives of all KC recognised breeds, important
showing events, agility, flyball and heelwork to music demonstrations,
vast amounts of stalls with anything you could imagine for your dog, fun
competitions, and much much more. This year, Ellie, as a member of the
KC Companion Dog Club, was shortlisted to appear in the Waggiest Tail
competition. So on Saturday 8th November, the two of us, and a friend
from dog club, set out for our chance to shine on the green carpet -
almost like being at Crufts!
The 20 shortlisted dogs enter the Companion Dog Club ring
The judge, Annette Conn, assesses all the waggy tails - Ellie is getting
into the spirit of it!
We are among the initial shortlist of 10 dogs from the starting number
The tails continue to wag furiously...
And we are very excited to be pulled into the final shortlist of 5 dogs!
We are narrowly beaten by a lovely waggy cocker - the judge didn't then
place 2nd to 5, but gave us each a large and colourful rosette to mark
All the finalists do a lap of honour to much applause
After all the excitement, we make a visit to the Cavalier stand, where
the breed representative dogs are doing what Cavaliers do best - being
stroked by people!
After a good look round the stalls and enjoying some of the events, we
made our way home, where unfortunately a pedestrian in busy London
traffic caused a motorcycle to swerve directly into our path. Luckily we
were unharmed and the bikers and pedestrian got away with some
scratches, but the car had to be towed home! A rather dramatic ending to
a nonetheless highly enjoyable day! Many thanks to Averil Robbins for