What a weekend! On Sunday we travelled north, this time to Invergordon. Again we took Best Import! Typical no show news for weeks and then it all happens in one weekend. (and nearly 600miles travelling!)Needless to say we were all a wee bit tired but pleased with everyones results. Especially to Katrina and Leo for getting Best In Show!!
Also to Ann Macgregor with Swallow who got Res Best in Show and Best Vintage with Spencer!
I also handled some friends dogs for them and won Best of Breed with Junes Barney the newfoundland, and Best of Breed with Jennys Sadie in Gsds.
Congratulations to Ria who got a 2nd in the Child Handling.
This weekend we took ourselves off down to Bo'ness where Scottish Utility Breed club show was held. This was our first ever utility show and i must say it was a lot noisier than the working and pastoral shows that we're used to. However the sun shone and it was worth the 3hour journey down as we took Best Import. We had a lap of honour just before the BIS judge made her final pic. Us Imports aren't included for best in show but they gave us a round of applause anyway.
We made for Aberlour for the usual coffee and cake afterwards, then Jenny insisted on going down to the swinging bridge. As im not one for bridges i stayed with my feet firmly on the riverbank. This bridge crosses the river spey. Too scary for me!!!!!
We met up with Sue, Jenny and Ria and 7dogs this time. We decided on Ben Aigen.
Its a lovely hill set in the Spey Valley with some spectacular views, however today it was overcast and raining. There is a good walk up through the forest and plenty of scope for the dogs to run about. It is shared with mountain bikers on their Monster Trails though some of them looked quite steep and quite rough terain. We would have made it to the top of Ben Aigen but we hit a diversion and it meant the alternative route would take us a lot longer than we would have hoped. But we got up to the mast which sits just along side.
Arran looks on as the girls try to work out where our diversion was going to take us! This is the mast where some of us get our T.V signal from. Looks like there are a few different companies sharing this mast as there was a lot of dishes on it.
A view from the top by the mast of Rothes. Pity the weather was cloudy and overcast or we could have seen for miles.