Well, what a beautiful bank holiday it is today in Chihuahua Town! The sun is shining, the little Mexicans are out in the garden and enjoying the sun.
Last week I said I was off to find a new car for the Chihuahuas (aka Chihuahua mobile). I duly reported to the garage on Monday morning, whereupon a very nice man set about finding me what I wanted. He laughed his socks off at my list of requirements ‘for the dogs’. I kid you not, I took the show trolley to the garage so I could check it would fit in the boot of my new car! Many of you will have seen my new ‘Satsuma’ (it’s orange) – which means I’ll be able to find it in the car park at dog shows. So, big boot, climate control, tinted rear windows (all for the dogs), in built sat nav (to get to dog shows), parking sensors (for getting out of the car park at dog shows) and a whole host of other buttons and stuff I have yet to work out. Oh yes, and on board wifi so mum can be on facebook and ebay on the way to and from dog shows! Many thanks to the lovely Bradley at Arnold Clark (who turned out to be a massive dog lover) for pandering to my list of requirements, finding me the right car and getting it transported to the Midlands from Manchester. Customer service at its best.
Last weekend was Midland Chihuahua Club championship show. Longs were judged by Joy Jolley. DCC and RBOB was Lynn Hargreaves’ Lookum Manchester by Tampico from the Limit class and RDCC Loretta Morley’s Corentin Chidonna with Efterpi (Imp Pol) from the Junior class. BPD and BPIB was also Loretta’s Lykath’s Flash Harry at Loroso and RBPD Lorraine Daly’s Lozmarchi Macs Midnight, BVD and BVIB was James Sangster’s Tidos Christmas Gift. BCC and BOB was Tony Allcock’s Garnox Shortbread Kiss for Sleepyhollow from the limit class (her 3rd and crowning CC), RBCC Dorothy Entwistle’s Ch Dorenty’s Viva Vienna JW from the open class, BPB and RBPIB Sharon Robson’s Tidos Cherry Pip, RBPB Anita Skinner’s Tyssul Zasira and BVB and RBVIB was Gadsby and Elliot’s Peakvalleys Dolly Dewdrop.
Smooths were judged by Raye Parry. DCC and RBOB was Diane Fothergill’s Diamonchi Mister Moon JW ShCM from the open class, RDCC was Beverley Sutton’s Now or Never De L’Isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos JW (Imp Fra) also from the open class, BPD was Anne Halls’ Jorazan Rocky Balboa and RBPD was Lorraine Daly’s White Phantom at Lozmarchi and BVD and RBVIB was Mrs Owens’ Russiatree Main Chance ShCM. BCC, BPB, BPIB and BOB was Tony Allcock and Jurate Suprinaityte’s Borjomi Fortune from the minor puppy class, RBCC, BVB and BVIB was Beverley Sutton’s Ch Lozek Rhapsody in Blue Nikitos JW from the veteran class, RBPB and RBPIB was Christine Edwards’ Copymear Lilac Wine.
BIS was judged by Steve Rooney: BIS was Shortbread Kiss, RBIS and BPIS was Fortune, RBPIS was Lilac Wine, BVIS was Rhapsody in Blue and RBVIS was Christmas Gift.
A lovely show as always with plenty of space for all the exhibitors.
Results from the open shows:
At Camberley and District, Jim Culverhouse’s Dilemma Mano Efektas was BPIB and Baby Boom Mano Efektas was BOB and G4. At Selkirk Kirstie Price’s Bramver’s Teiou of Kircyan was BOB, BPIB, PG2 and G4. At Saltburn Breeze Newberry’s Mellisa Dogomania at Hermosoangel was BOB and BPIB.
Good luck and safe travels to all of you making the journey over to Ireland for Ulster Chihuahua Club Championship Show this weekend. I have all the family here (aunts, uncles, cousins etc) for our usual Easter bash, hence why I won’t be there. As I type, I am on my second glass of Aldi’s Grapefruit and Mandarin gin which I am diligently testing ready for the weekend. So I’m blaming any spelling or grammar mistakes on that.
I’ll see those of you at Derby on Sunday, which has a super entry for Chihuahuas, as usual.
Happy Easter to all of you and your four legged friends!
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