….well it was for Glen of Imaal Terrier exhibitors and admirers. 2nd in ring 6 so you turn up there and, okay not the biggest entry, where is everybody and where’s my bench, where’s my breeder, where’s my family? Somebody, somewhere had suffered from a rush of blood to the head when drawing up the benching plan and Glens were one side of ring 6 and one side of ring 5; so far apart we couldn’t even see each other! Being as stoic as our breed there was a lot of sighing and a lot of walking to each other (Welsh & Airedales were between us) but then there was a “sod it, this is rubbish” and the organiser’s office was visited for a non-official, official complaint. Vanessa McAlpine said it most certainly shouldn’t have happened and she’d find out why and get back. What she finds out will be reported on here.
Nobody had travelled from abroad this year but the Quarrie’s & Lin Smith, being from the Isle of Man & Guernsey, certainly got their travelling miles. There were folk new to the breed and people returning once more to Glens. It was great to see everybody and everything certainly seemed to go well. Admittedly the Bring & Share had a bit of a problem with the ridiculous benching arrangements as it isn’t a good idea to leave your dogs but a lot of food was “brunged” and it was shared via platefuls being taken away.
Dog CC & Best of Breed was awarded to Boudivella Oscar with the Reserve CC going to his uncle, Romainville Billy Wizz. Bitch CC went to Jeonty Minnie MeMe and the Reserve went to the Isle of Man with Rhumsaamist Glen Maye at Quaywest. Best Puppy travelled to the north of Scotland with Jeonty Dreams A Dream of Karensbrae (daughter of the bitch ticket winner) and Best Veteran went to the positively infantile-in Glen veteran terms-Kirikee Celtic Warrior.
Various Glen people around the world have asked, as “we’re so good”, if there is any chance of a full set of photographs? Flattery like that and anything can be done. Feel free to share them collectively or individually but a credit to either RBT (International) or the EFG blog would be appreciated.
As usual they’ll be more about Glens at Crufts tomorrow
BOB, BP, BB, Best Vet
Kirikee Celtic Warrior (Best Veteran)
Romainville Bilbo Baggins
Rollo The Great
KingCottage Boogie On Basil
Jeonty Yippe Kiaye
Boudivella Osca (Dog CC & BOB)
Romainville Billy Wizz (Dog Res CC)
Romainville Fast ‘N’Furious at Wickholm
Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm
Jeonty Red Clover
Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae (Best Puppy)
Crufts is the place to meet people! Glen of Imaal Terrier people from around the world had a brilliant time with “it must be x number of years since we….” Obviously all memories were at fault because we are far too young to have known each other for such a long time!
We weren’t in the ring as late as sometimes so all in all not a bad day; it was actually a very good one. It was particularly excellent for Kathy & Jean as judge Jane Withers chose their animals for the big green cards.
Dog CC & BOB Romainville Billy Whizz, Bitch CC (New Champion) Jeonty MeMe Fern
Res Dog CC Romainville Fast N Furious at Wickholm. Res Bitch CC Ellerton Dusky Beauty
First prize cards were taken home by Brockland Brayhead Lad, Romainville Dilligaf, Golden Spur, Romainville Fast N Furious at Wickholm, Amhard High Flyer, Romainville Billy Whizz, Brockland Belle Bregorrey, Romainville Annabelle, Wickholm Gone In Sixty Seconds, Ellerton Dusky Beauty, Jeonty Meme Fern, Bregorrey Lady Belleisle.
Applause to everybody and there will be more Crufts news (and photographs) tomorrow