On a very warm, sunny 15th May we held our Samoyed Rescue Fun Day at a very pleasant venue in Marksfield, Leicestershire, writes Brenda Walker.
Everyone seemed to be in good spirits and it is so rewarding to see the happiness and bonding between dogs and owners. These fun days give people the opportunity to exchange tales about their dogs and cement friendships.
We are supported by people from all over the country, some travelling from as far afield as Exeter, North Yorkshire, Humberside and County Durham.
We had 78 Samoyeds at the event and our judge for the day, Linda Green, was kept very busy.
Her winners were:- Best Bitch, Sally from Sheffield aged over 11, Best Dog & Exhibit, Pesco from Chesterfield aged 13, Best Veteran, Oscar from County Durham aged 8, Best Super Veteran, Sam from Manchester aged 16.
Out of many entrants dressed in a variety of imaginative fancy dress outfits, CoCo and Barney dressed as Robin Hood and Maid Marion were the winners.
Linda told us that she thoroughly enjoyed herself even though it was a difficult task arriving at the winners.
Peter Farrell and Chris Benetham who are working alongside me in rescue had organised a “proper” raffle with many prizes they had managed to get donated. The super first prize was a weekend for two at a guest house in Penzance. This was won by Mrs Smith, Val Freer’s mother.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in this raffle and made it so successful.