That tells you everything; after seemingly months of rain the Weather God decided he would, in divine magnificence, deliver sun for the EFG Companion Show and everybody came out to pay homage to his divine benevolence. On a weekend where everything seemingly cancelled we went ahead and it was brilliant. Over 200 entries for the Companion Show, over 40 people stayed on Saturday night for the Chinese supper and get-together. There was eye-testing, there was agility, there was competitions, there were raffles. For the first time the cars had to be double parked and nobody could believe it when a mini-bus turned up.
Thank you to Allan Stephenson for coming to judge and we all hope Peter gets better soon. Thank you to the people who came Thursday to help set up and who were still there Sunday afternoon to help knock down. Thank you to the folk who travelled from all over the country (literally) and thank you to the people who came across a blog on the internet and had enough faith to visit somewhere they had never heard of, to spend time with a group of people they knew nothing about. Thank you all for giving up your time and effort to (once again) show that when the EFG does something everybody has an absolute ball and the first emails and photographs were coming in Saturday night to say “Yeah, brilliant time!!!”.
Best In Show was awarded to a Lhasa with Reserve to a Glen of Imaal. Best Puppy went to a Chi. More photographs have been promised so do check back. Whilst we were all doing our bit the Glens in America were covering themselves with glory. GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart was turning in three Group 4 placings and GCH Coleraine Mandalay Royalty added another Gp4 to her tally. Pride of place though has to be 6 month old Briarhill Flaithes Eirann who went Best Puppy in Show at Woodstock Dog Club. What a debut! Congratulations everybody