Remember back to the few short days of summer, the PRA FUND Raising Weekend, and the Space Hopper Derby. The “Derby” is an event that has happened a few times and always is greeted with great hilarity and surprising enthusiasm (until afterwards when folk realise they aren’t as young as they thought they were). The following link was sent by somebody who is already in training for the next Derby…..it isn’t just Glen of Imaal Terrier people who remember their inner child!
Still tidying and sorting out from the PRA FUNd Raising weekend and there are some wildflowers left. These are packets of pure wildflower seeds that will cover 3-5 metres, are a mere pound each and that includes postage.
Also we have stuff left that we haven’t a clue who it belongs to. We know we put the word out for chairs, tables and anything else that might be useful and all obliged but it has now left us with an excess! So next time you go to get your picnic chairs/best knife or whatever and can’t find it ask yourself one question………did you take it to the PRA FUNd Raiser and have you seen it since?
Could we do it? Yes, we could!!! Months of preparation and cajoling for the PRA FUNd Raising Event finally happened and even the weather God approved of the effort….the sun shone! So much happened. It’s too early to say how much was raised but everybody there said how much they had enjoyed themselves. When brains and legs have recovered and the tidying up done it’ll be reported on.
Oh yes, all Glen of Imaal Terriers eye tested came through with flying colours
It’s less than 48 hours until the PRA FUNd Raising Weekend begins. Some people have already started arriving to help set up. The field has had its final cut and the toilets have arrived. The marquees are here (not up yet though) and the car park signs are made. Slo-cookers and crock pots are sitting ready to begin the food for Saturday’s Soiree and Big George is ready to march into action for Sunday breakfast.
All we need now is the weather God not to be too vengeful!
The Kennel Club are currently running a campaign entitled “Fit For Function-Fit For Life”. In other words can your dog actually do anything other than sit as a heaped couch potato? The PRA FUNd Raising Weekend will give you lots of things to try with your dog and as we keep saying, not just for Glen of Imaal Terriers! Besides the Companion Show there will be agility, go to ground and lure work. Go on, come and give it a go!
It certainly just isn’t Glen of Imaal Terriers that will be at Swineshead for the PRA FUNd Raising Weekend.The Bernese Mountain Dogs, and their carts, will be present on both days. This is a colourful spectacle enjoyed by young and old alike. For a donation to the PRA Fund Cause the dogs will pose for photographs!
The whole idea of the weekend in July is to raise funds for the Bochum Project that is attempting to find the DNA link to PRA in Glen of Imaal Terriers. This is why we are pleased that Dr. Peter Bedford (probably the leading eye man) in the UK is doing the eye testing and why it is even more pleasing that Prof. Epplan has agreed to come over from Bochum to give a talk on how his work is progressing. The list of “experts” attending the weekend has now grown by one more: last weekend we were pleased to get confirmation that Dr Jeff Sampson, Canine Genetics Co-ordinator at the Kennel Club, will also be with us in Swineshead.
Do we have to pre-register for Good Citizens? No, you don’t. It’s a turn up and take it event but if your dog prefers, say, first thing in the morning let us know and we’ll make sure that slot is available. There is no charge for taking Good Citizens (and you will receive a rosette and certificate if you pass) but this is a PRA FUNd Raising Weekend so a donation to the cause would be very appreciated. Like the eye-testing it is open to any dog not just Glen of Imaal Terriers!
Things are starting to really come into place for the PRA FUNd raising weekend. The Companion Show schedule and the full programme for both Saturday and Sunday is now available to download off the EFG site. Remember ANYBODY can come, it isn’t just for Glen of Imaal Terrier owners!!