Crufts came, Crufts went and it seemed to be quite a success….well at least from the bottom reaches of Hall 1. There actually were a few spectators at 8.30am when the judging began of Glen of Imaal Terriers and it was a sort of double, double, double in the ring. Homer was BOB again (double 1), it was a return again to Ireland for both tickets (double two) and the two reserves were both bred by the same person (double three).
It was Crufts so there was food and drink,(the next one will be National Terrier so don’t forget to pack some for then) and many comments were passed about the lines of chairs that changed occupants again and again. It was summed up best by three comments. One was from a Glen owner gently explaining why arch rivals in both the ring and opinion could sit easily and well together putting the world to rights”real Glen people are like their dogs; they enjoy a good argument but it is never, ever personal”. Comment two from somebody of a different breed who ended up stopping and eating rolls whilst just having a little glass of wine “this is wonderful, why don’t our breed do it?” and the third came from an overseas fancier “why doesn’t this happen at home?” Glen hospitality rules OK!!
Hopefully journeys home weren’t too bad and the renown Crufts throat won’t strike too hard. Hopefully the ferries for the Channel Islands and Ireland aren’t cancelled for too long, the snow isn’t too bad for the north of Scotland run, the long journey back to Finland passes quickly and Jody and PJ don’t get too wet as they start their round England and Ireland tour.