At the end of October nostalgia was the order of the day. The fault was Peter Bakewell’s as his West Midland’s critique from 1984 (42 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered) had reduced us all to a heap of fond remembrance so when the suggestion of “shall we……..” was made the reply had to be “why not!” Having good ideas is a great thing but in the cold light of day 6 weeks later would it just be a flop?
Getting stopped on the way into the hall to be complemented on the terrific Glen entry gives hope. A further three stops before the ring is even reached for “My God, you’ve got 10 in Open”, “Have you seen your entry!” and “10, when did Glens last pull 10 in Open?” says things are probably going to be all right……and they were. There was a full entry without one absentee and crates were stacked as they used to be; basement and penthouse. One of the nicest things was they way, as the food, drink, tablecloths and even a Christmas tree came out, other exhibitors came to say how much we had all been missed. It was asked if we would be at LKA (sorry, no classes), what shows we’d be at in 2012 (too early for decisions yet) and was that THE bread pudding? It has even been subsequently learnt that the Glen entry at West Midlands was actually in the conversation at Lancashire Sporting Terrier the day after.
So the answer to the question of “could we do it?” has to be “yes we could!” Shall we do it again?
An email just in: How come no results with such an entry? As always, it is ask and it’ll be done (within reason of course!). Best of Breed was Jeonty Wannabe Bauer with RBOB to Int/Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad