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Breed Notes - 4 Aug 2015
I HAVE JUST COME OFF THE ‘PHONE AFTER A MOST HEARTENING CONVERSATION WITH ANN TRAVIS, WHO IS HOME AGAIN HAVING UNDERGONE YET ANOTHER…BUT HOPEFULLY THE LAST…OPERATION FOLLOWING HER DONATION OF A KIDNEY TO PARTNER DAVE. IT SEEMS REALLY ROTTEN, AND TOTALLY UNFAIR, THAT AFTER SUCH A SELFLESS ACT ON HER PART, SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SUFFERING SO MUCH AND FOR SO LONG. THIS MUST BE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR THEM, BECAUSE DAVE IS ALSO GETTING READY FOR HIS HIP REPLACEMENT, WHICH AT ONE TIME LOOKED AS THOUGH IT MIGHT BE IMPOSSIBLE. WE ALL WISH THEM THE VERY BEST OF LUCK…IF THAT’S THE RIGHT WORD…FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND WEEKS. ANOTHER OF “OUR” PEOPLE AT LAST MAKING A GOOD RECOVERY IS JIM, GILL’S HUSBAND, WHO HAS FINALLY, AFTER SEVERAL POSTPONEMENTS, HAD HIS HIP REPLACEMENT. GILL TELLS ME HE IS MUCH RELIEVED, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING ON THE ROAD AGAIN.

IN A GOOD WEEK FOR PEOPLE CONTACTING ME…KEEP IT UP !!...JANICE ROBINSON EMAILED THE GOOD NEWS THAT HER LEXI (ZWARTBOS MOET) HAS HAD HER HIP SCORE GIVEN AS 3:2, WELL BELOW THE BREED AVERAGE, AND SHE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING STUCK INTO WORKING TRIALS TRAINING WITH HER. IT WILL BE REALLY NICE TO HAVE OTHER HOVAWARTS AT TRIALS, I’VE CERTAINLY MISSED THE CAMERARDERIE I USED TO ENJOY WHEN ELINOR COMPETED WITH HERS. BY THE WAY, SHE IS STILL DOING OBEDIENCE AND WORKING TRIALS SUCCESSFULLY, JUST NOT WITH A HOVAWART.

IT WAS PAIGNTON SHOW YESTERDAY. SADLY, AS IT IS A WEEKDAY, WE COULDN’T GET THERE, WITH JOHN STILL WORKING FULL TIME (I THOUGHT WE RETIRED 10 YEARS AGO WHEN WE MOVED HERE TO HEREFORD…NOT SO). THE WONDERS OF MODERN COMMUNICATIONS, HOWEVER, MEAN THAT THE RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE, AND IT LOOKS AS THOUGH LIZ AND LYNNE AND HELEN AND NICK HAD A COSY DAY BETWEEN THEM, WITH THE FORMER’S MIST (DRIFTINGSKY MIST) TAKING BoB, RBB GOING TO NICK AND HELEN’S FREYA (PINES ANKHET AT QUINCEBOIS), AND HER DAUGHTER GAIA (Q. TIGERWOOD) WINNING BP.THE NEXT SHOW IS THE WELSH KC SHOW AT BUILTH WELLS IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS’ TIME, WHERE OUR JUDGE IS OUR CLUB PRESIDENT, DR.RON JAMES. I’VE CHECKED OUT THE ENTRY NUMBERS, AND IT SEEMS ONLY 5 ARE DUE TO GO, WHICH IS A PITY. MIND YOU, NO-ONE WENT AT ALL LAST YEAR, SO THINGS ARE LOOKING UP.

I HAVE HAD AN IDEA FOR QUITE A LONG TIME NOW THAT I WOULD RENOVATE THE OLD HAND CART I BOUGHT ON A WHIM FROM A JUNK….SORRY, ANTIQUES …SHOP, AND MAKE IT SUITABLE FOR A HOVAWART TO PULL. WELL, THAT DAY HAS ARRIVED, AND WITH THE HELP OF A LOCAL CARPENTER AND SEVERAL BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS, NOT TO MENTION A FAIR BIT OF PAINT, I AM THRILLED WITH THE RESULTS, AND IT IS READY TO GO. WE DIDN’T DRAW LOTS, BUT DUBLIN GOT THE JOB, SO HE IS NOW BEING GENTLY INTRODUCED TO THIS “AWFUL” CONTRAPTION THAT SEEMS TO FOLLOW HIM AROUND, MAKING RATHER UNNERVING NOISESON THE GRAVEL. WITH THE INCENTIVE OF FOOD, I AM HOPING HE WILL EVENTUALLY LEARN THAT IT WON’T EVER CATCH HIM, AND HE MIGHT EVEN GET TO LIKE IT. I AM JUST HOPING HE WILL BE UP FOR A PUBLIC DEMONSTARTION IN TIME FOR THE CLUB SHOW.



Elaine Betts
01544 318705
elaine@pineshovawarts.co.uk
This article was posted on: 05-Aug-15
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