Starting off with the doggy fancy dress, the amount of dogs dressed up just proved we're all as bloody daft as each other, some dogs pulled the look off better than others, this was just hilarious. Winners were Alfie the Devil & Jess the Witch, kindly judged by Gina.
Once we'd done embarrassing the hounds it was on to some running.
Lots of new faces taking to the lure today; Nimbus, Spiro, Strider, Griffin (so cute!), Dee, Wombat, Pirelli, Emily, Liffey, Zak, Stanley, Ratty, Olive, Apache, Tillie, Nellie & Bolt.
Lots of firsts today too, Alfie had his first race (and won on the 2nd time of asking), Jess giving start away in her first 3 dog race (and won!) as did Ruby, little Jake progressed to his first trial from the traps and of course took it all in his stride, he's ready for a run in company next time.
Zuma, Casper, Indie, Tillie, Gypsy all had races, other trials for Jersey, Snip, Piper, Spike, Pepe, Jack, Lizzie, Ollie & Lucy.
In the break we did the hot dog bobbing, clear champion Martin's little guzzler Ruby. Loads of fun with dogs trying to suss out how to dunk for them, i think the general consensus was to drink all the water in a bid to get to them, Rube's got stuck straight in with air bubbles coming up, the lot and grabbed a mouth full.
Today we decided to move to the 2nd track alongside our original with it being wet and lots of dogs running, we'll alternate weekly over the winter so give each one chance to clear up.
Lots of brews and food consumed in the break whilst we did the raffle, thanks to everyone who brought prizes i chuckle when people arrive and they ask has Linda done her stew (no getting out of it now Linda lol), also thanks to Jac for supplying the prizes for fancy dress and hot dog bobbing and to John for the freebies for everyone today. We were all very grateful to all the helpers who just turned up and got stuck in with brewing, setting up, selling raffle tickets, packing away, you're a fab bunch!
Hope you all enjoyed your day and that the newcomers will visit again soon x