Something extra for E of E

just-dogs-liveThe East of England Agricultural Society is delighted to announce a brand new Show for 2009. ‘Just Dogs Live’ will be held at the East of England Showground on 10th, 11th and 12th July 2009. Just Dogs Live will incorporate the East of England Championship Dog Show, and will include the traditional Crufts qualifier showing classes. The new Show will also feature additional attractions, including demonstrations and competitions to ensure the event is a fantastic day out for all dog lovers, young and old. Just Dogs Live will feature around 200 breeds of dogs, and will be a fantastic opportunity for visitors to discover more about owning a dog, including which breed is best for you, nutrition, welfare and training advice. Plus there will be plenty of trade stands so you can spoil yourself and your doggy companion with lots of treats! Dog Listener, Jan Fennel, and her team of trainers will be on hand to give help and advice to dog owner, and there will be a number of displays, including Mullenscote Gundogs, the Siberian Husky Welfare Association, Pets as Therapy and the Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Plus, there will be fast and furious dog agility.

Andrew Mercer, Chief Executive of the Agricultural Society said: ‘We are delighted to be hosting this brand new, weekend Show, which will allow us to develop on a range of new features to take advantage of the fabulous exhibition centre, exec Peterborough. This will be a great new Show, with something for all the family.’ Advanced tickets: Advanced tickets are priced at Family (2 adults + 2 children) £10, Adult £4, Senior (65+) £3 and Children (5-16 years) £2. You can book by telephone by calling 0845 600 5445 or download an advanced ticket booking form from here.

On-the-gate-admission: Family (2+2) £12, Adult £5, Senior (65+) £4 and Children (5-16 years) £3. Dogs are welcome at the Show. Tickets for dogs cost £3.

Let’s give it a go then..

In this day and age you can’t really run a title “How gay is gay?”, not on a family orientated dog blog anyhow, but that is what today should have been headed by.

4 comments on the blog itself regarding Glen of Imaal Terrier tail carriage and numerous off all basically along the lines of….”have you seen dog x? What about dog y?” So it is handed over to you; send photographs of Glens and their back ends that portray where you think a Glen tail should be and next week they can all be shown together on the blog.

All we will do is put them up, no comment whether wrong or right will be made and neither will the dogs be identified individually. If the photograph is a copyright one that will obviously be acknowledged but other than that it is over to you.

Just two suggestions: 1) if possible don’t send them in too large a format but we can cut them down if it is the only way they can come. 2) Obviously show shots are welcome but if the Glen is stacked heavily into place it might not show what the natural position of the tail is.

It’s Monday again so…

The Companion Dog Show is Sunday July 12th and this year there will be two judges. Alan & Gwen Small will be running their respective eyes over the classes. Gwen will be doing Pedigree & Alan novelty.

The eye testing will be done by Prof. Peter Bedford and will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Thinking back to last year and the Saturday night the start time could be a little “ish”. The price will be £24.00 and all breeds, not just Glen of Imaal Terriers, are welcome.

The whole event is to raise funds for research into PRA in Glens so any offers of sponsorship/help are really welcomed. Email and tell her what you can do.

Non dog blog 1

You laughed at the cartoon, sighed at George Clooney but now a serious non-dog blog. (Sudden thought that an excellent title has just been written down. In future if that is at the top of the page and you aren’t interested in anything that isn’t dog related you will be able to go instantly else where.)

The Gurka Justice Campaign is all about fair play, something you used to be quite good at. If you feel you can help do sign up here

SKC entry…not very startling.

The entry for Scottish Kennel Club of 9 Glen of Imaal Terriers isn’t very good but it is hardly a surprise. The judge, Jeff Luscott, only officiated in the ring a mere 13 months ago so everybody is well aware of his recent thoughts. His two tickets winners of that day, Homer & Ceilidh, have nothing to prove under him so SKC is a show where Nick and Karen can save the entry fee.

Birmingham (with 18) and SKC (9) are some of the lowest entries in years. Birmingham is a Thursday & SKC a fast re-judger so they are valid reasons for such poor turnouts but what about the next shows? It is looking as if the attracting of exhibitors this year is going to be a serious problem.

Sometimes you just have to….

If you log in here every day for the latest in Glen of Imaal Terrier news, or indeed to learn anything of canine relevance please accept advance apologises for the following but sometimes you just have to……

It is really interesting what people think should be on this blog!

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, “My dear child, why are you crying?” The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family. The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with sapphires.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked The seamstress replied, “No.”
The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked. Again, the seamstress replied, “No.”
The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble


“Is this your thimble ?” the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, “Yes.” The Lord was pleased with the woman’s honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, “Why are you crying?” “Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!”
The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney. “Is this your husband?” the Lord asked.
“Yes,” cried the seamstress. The Lord was furious. “You lied! That is an untruth!” The seamstress replied, “Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said ‘no’ to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt. 
Then if I said ‘no’ to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said ‘yes,’ you would have given me all three. Lord, I’m not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT’S why I said ‘yes’ to George Clooney. 
And so the Lord let her keep him. 
The moral of this story is:
Whenever a woman lies, it’s for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others.
That’s the story, and we’re sticking to it.