Gleann Catmandoo also “went home” in early April. He was a Glen of Imaal Terrier admired by folk from every Continent but that doesn’t help the sadness of the people he left behind. Oskari-you were truly remarkable!
This morning a dream became a reality and broke a heart.
We always “know” that when an old dog twitches in his sleep he is dreaming of days when he could run and leap and gallop free; getting away from a body that creaks and paws that sometimes don’t do what they are asked to do. Early this morning one Glen of Imaal Terrier’s dream took on a greater depth than ever before. He could feel muscles flexing as they once did and the ground, firmer than it had ever been for a long time, under his feet. His ears again attuned to everything and, in the far distance, he could hear something from long ago. In his sleep his head turned towards it and the sound and memory grew and grew. Fifteen and a half years on from when the new memories began Jeonty Little Soldier heard the call of the ones embedded in the soul and walked to his ancestors.
Entries at the forthcoming Terrier Breeds of Ireland Open Show are
SCWT – 78
Irish Terriers – 28
Glen of Imaal Terriers – 25
Kerry Blue Terriers – 11
Handling Classes – 15
NFC – 23
There will be special educational displays for each breed available to view throughout the day. Alan Walker will be in attendance and the show will be featured in Dog World. The National Terrier Club have kindly donated a special trophy for Best in Show and Royal Canin have provided a very generous level of sponsorship for the show. Special trophies and rosettes are to be presented for the main awards in each breed and rosettes will be awarded 1st to 3rd in each class.
To celebrate the 55th Anniversary, the committeee of the SCWTC of GB are inviting all exhibitors and visitors to join them for a slice of celebratory cake and a drink to toast this special occasion.
Whilst National Terrier was on in England the Combined Canine Show was on in Ireland and the Glen of Imaal Terrier flag flew with a shortlisting in the Group for Homer (Multi Champion Abberann Conan). Nice one.
At National Terrier under judge Anne Hardy (Amhard) Best of Breed and the Dog CC went to Don & Val Harley’s Beatrix’s Boy with Windarra from Donvaleset with the Bitch CC going to Kathy George’s & Natalie Sullivan’s Romainville Miss Moneypenny. Reserve Dog was awarded to Lin Smith’s Romainville Bodhran and Reserve Bitch to the Baldock’s Jeonty Maybe Daysee. The Romainville Kennel also accounted for Best Puppy with Romainville Lily