Just for one day

Today something happens; Jean Rogers will say her final goodbye to Tony. Tony wasn’t an exhibitor, he wasn’t a breeder, he didn’t come to shows much and he didn’t do pedigrees. He was “just Tony” back at home looking after the dogs for Jean whom he adored. “Just Tony” exasperated, annoyed, irritated and frustrated Jean but he was her rock. He was the man who could. He could make home happen so she could go out and about; he could spend hours making sure things worked; he could be relied on to be there and now he has gone.

You may not have ever met this Tony but, if you are in dogs, you will probably have your Tony somewhere. There will be a person that maybe lives with you or just down the road. Maybe they will be on the end of a phone or somebody seen three times a year. The Just Tony people are the ones that keep us all going and the ones that, when days like today come for Jean, aren’t there anymore we will be all so lost. So read this, send out a finger to Jean and remember to tell “your Tony” just what they mean because one day you may not be able to.

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It’s that time of year again.

Crufts entries have closed and National Terrier doesn’t close until late February and there isn’t a lot to do other than wait for the nights to get a bit lighter and a bit warmer so it’s annual hibernation time. See you again on February 16th with hopefully some great Westminster photographs and in the mean time don’t forget your entries for the EFG Open Show, items for the agenda at the Annual General Meeting and remember to send your 2015 subs to Jean! Oh yes, judges for the 2016 and 2017 Open Show will be needed at the AGM. It has been decided that the judges will rotate between an all rounder one year and a terrier/Glen person the other so both are needed. The judging list is on the website

Driffield critique

Apologises for the lateness of this-somehow or other it had disappeared, in effect, down the back of the computer.

DRIFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW. Thank you for entering, three well presented Glen of Imaal Terriers. Would like to see an improvement in handling as this will help the judge in their assessment.

PD & JD. 1 Alstead’s Golden Spurs, raw but promising puppy, a bit erratic on the move but this should come with training & maturity. Good expression & head, scissor bite with a strong jaw. Nice dark eye, correct ear placement, strong neck going into well placed shoulders. Good topline when he does stand well set tail, acceptable rearend. RBD.

OD. 1 Ashcroft’s Rominville Typhoon, really pleased to see this dog today, although the owners have improved their grooming please watch the amount of hair left on his face. Strong jaw with good bite, once settled moved well driving round the ring. BOB.

PB & JB (0).

OB. 1 Ashcroft’s Rominville Moira, very unsettled but nice bitch, coat just coming through, good topline, with a well angulated backend. Stood well in profile. BB.

KAREN FORBES

Annual General Meeting Notification

The Annual General Meeting of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts and Fanciers Club (EFG)will be held at 11.30 am on the 22rd March 2015 at Ranby Village Hall, Ranby, Notts. DN22 8JQ

 Items for the agenda need to be sent to the Secretary four weeks before the AGM.

All items for inclusion on the agenda must be in writing and proposed and seconded by fully paid up members of the Club

Jean Rogers (Hon Sec),

HedgeGreen Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Lincs. PE20 3HH