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Kate H
8th April 2009, 11:06 PM
I'm organising a Cavalier Fun Day in Coventry on Saturday, 25 April. We're having a Companion Dog Show with 2 breed classes and 8 novelty classes judged by Margaret Carter, and 2 obedience classes judged by Dyane Jones, a respected obedience judge who also has a Cavalier with SM. There will also be Bronze Good Citizen testing, microchipping, a raffle, a photo competition on the theme of 'Cavaliers having Fun', a small have-a-go agility course, and an information table with info on health, finding a puppy, breed rescue, local training classes, etc. All proceeds to Dr Sarah Blott's Estimated Breeding Values research at the Animal Health Trust. Other breeds welcome if accompanied by a Cavalier! If you would like more information and a programme, please send me a PM with your postal address. If you're too far away to come, or doing something else that day, donations for rosettes would be very welcome (£1.50 will pay for two) - the less I have to pay for, the more money we can send to the AHT!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Sabby
8th April 2009, 11:23 PM
I am definitely coming with my three, and I am sure my friend Dominique is coming as well with Ebonys & Harleys sisters.
Sounds like a great day. :rah:

Wagtails
8th April 2009, 11:52 PM
I'm really interested in this but don't seem to be able to PM you. Can I find out about venue and time any other way?

Many thanks and good luck - sounds a great idea.

Kate H
9th April 2009, 11:45 AM
Hi Wagtails (do our Cavaliers' tails ever stop wagging?!)

To send a PM, click on 'Private Messages' in your Welcome box in the top right hand corner; then in the Control Panel, click Private Messages/Send New Message, and as Recipient username, put in Kate H

I've sent this as a PM to you as well. Great if you can come - more people = more fun = more money for a good cause!!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

*Pauline*
9th April 2009, 12:04 PM
Margaret mentioned this to me and I'd LOVE to come but it's too far. I would love to enter Dylan for a novelty class somewhere. Let me know if you hear of one nearer to Essex. He's not a big tail wagger but I'm sure he's good for something. Maybe the highest pitched bark!! What are the other novelty classes?

Wagtails
9th April 2009, 02:12 PM
Thank you, Kate, for replying to my post.

In the past I have sent several PMs to different people, but at the moment my Wagtails welcome box doesn't have the "Private Messages" option displayed and when I click on Wagtails I just get the following:

Wagtails, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:


Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

So there's no signof a PM from you either at the moment. I'm really puzzled.

Can anyone help me with this please? Moderator?

Many thanks

Kate H
9th April 2009, 05:58 PM
Margaret and I decided not to have a class for the Waggiest Tail - impossible to judge with Cavaliers! So we have got Junior Handler (children under 12), Little Stars (puppies 6-12 months), Handsomest Dog, Prettiest Bitch, Most Appealing Rescue, Happiest Veteran, Best 6 Legs (male dog and male human!), and Best Trick.

Pauline - if you google 'Companion Dog Shows' there's a website that lists them all; I think there are quite a few in Essex. They're great fun, and I know several people who have started serious competition obedience because their dog did well in a beginners class at a Companion Show.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Wagtails
15th April 2009, 11:41 AM
Hi there, Kate H - it's me again.

Could you put up the link for your Companion Dog Show on here please. I've Googled "Companion Dog Shows", as you suggested, but cannot find a site which lists your show. I even found a site specificallyfor the Midlands, but there was nothing listed before 3rd May and I really would like to come to yours and meet my local Midland Cavvie addicts!

I'm STILL without a PM option in my Welcome Box, so I haven't received anything from you. I've now asked about this on the appropriate thread, so hope to get an answer now that this Board is back functioning OK.

Many thanks, Marie-Anne

Kate H
15th April 2009, 08:36 PM
Sorry you've had problems (though we have connected today!). If anyone wants a programme for the Fun Day, please email me at kate879@btinternet.com or phone me on 024 7659 3694.

All we need now is good weather!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Gem
15th April 2009, 08:38 PM
thanks for the programme Kate, we should definately be coming -looks like a great day is planned:)

Margaret C
16th April 2009, 12:30 AM
Sorry you've had problems (though we have connected today!). If anyone wants a programme for the Fun Day, please email me at kate879@btinternet.com or phone me on 024 7659 3694.

All we need now is good weather!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

I'm praying to the rain gods.

Margaret C

Sabby
22nd April 2009, 11:21 AM
I am So looking forward to this. :w**h**:
Just hope the weather is going to stay nice. Who is coming from the forum?

Kate H
22nd April 2009, 08:07 PM
Forecast (so far!) is dry with sunny intervals... Four forum members have asked for programmes - which doesn't mean they'll all be able to come, of course. Not sure how we're going to recognise each other - wear a label saying 'I belong to Cavalier Chat'?!

Look forward to seeing you,

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Wagtails
23rd April 2009, 12:17 AM
It takes one to know one! ;)

Wear labels with our Forum names perhaps?

Looking forward to meeting you there, whatever the weather. Am bringing piccies for the competition too :snap:

Devilica
23rd April 2009, 09:00 AM
I am hoping to come... I will be the harrassed looking person with an 11 year old daughter.... a skinny blenheim, a tubby tri and a blind shih tzu :) I may just stand out a little :)

Kate H
23rd April 2009, 11:02 AM
Devilica - hope your daughter's going to enter the Junior Handlers class!

Kate

sugarkane74
23rd April 2009, 12:34 PM
I'm also hoping to come (thanks for the programme by the way Kate!)

I'll be with my step daughter and Star (Blenheim) and Vinnie whose my hubby's dog and he's a Finnish Lapphund, looks like a mini wolf/bear.

I'll be wearing a pink t shirt with Hot Mamma on it just to be recognized by any forum members!

Sandrac
23rd April 2009, 01:44 PM
I ws hoping to come, but realised once I got programme (thanks Kate) that it was on the same day as a concert I am going to and I would be pushing it too much to get back for 6pm.:cry*ing: I do hope there is another one next year.
Have fun everyone.

Wagtails
23rd April 2009, 03:42 PM
Devilica

Do hope we manage to meet up at some point as I've just been asked to take on a Shih-tsu from an elderly lady who is now very ill in hospital. Have looked after older ones before, but this is a 9-month old youngster, so any tips you (or anyone else who reads this) can give me would be appreciated. They are very different from Cavaliers!

I'll be there with my 2-year old Blenheim Poppy (who looks like a cross with a Kooikerhondje, if you know what that's like, and willl be wearing her fleecy camouflage harness!)

Looking forward to seeing everybody there who can make it and glad to see weather might just hold out for the event :cool:

Marie-Anne

ppotterfield
23rd April 2009, 03:58 PM
I am far away on the other side of the Pond but hope you all have a great time and good weather.

We are headed on Saturday to the Clumber Spaniel National (USA)Speciality near St. Louis, Missouri. This will be our third year. Our Cavalier comes with us and for three years running he has been the mascot for the Fun Games at Nationals. Everyone knows him so much so that when I am introduced to people they will say "Oh, your the one with the cute Cavalier."

Sonia
26th April 2009, 05:08 PM
Just wanted to record our thanks to Kate and all involved in organising yesterday's Fun Day. We thoroughly enjoyed it and yes ... we're looking forward to the next one already!

I was in my element surrounded by all those beautiful Cavaliers. Lovely to meet sugarkane74 - small world!

It was our first Companion Dog Show and we were over the moon when our little Harry got 2nd place in Open Dog and 4th place in Handsomest Dog and to top off our day, Izzi got 3rd in Prettiest Bitch - she's been posing around the house all day!! VBG

I was so hoping to stay until the end but, unfortunately, we had to leave around 2.30pm .... I'll have to be more organised next time!

All in all it was a great day for a great cause.

Thanks again,

Sonia, Neil and family

Margaret C
26th April 2009, 06:04 PM
Just wanted to record our thanks to Kate and all involved in organising yesterday's Fun Day. We thoroughly enjoyed it and yes ... we're looking forward to the next one already!

I was in my element surrounded by all those beautiful Cavaliers. Lovely to meet sugarkane74 - small world!

It was our first Companion Dog Show and we were over the moon when our little Harry got 2nd place in Open Dog and 4th place in Handsomest Dog and to top off our day, Izzi got 3rd in Prettiest Bitch - she's been posing around the house all day!! VBG

I was so hoping to stay until the end but, unfortunately, we had to leave around 2.30pm .... I'll have to be more organised next time!

All in all it was a great day for a great cause.

Thanks again,

Sonia, Neil and family

She deserves to feel special. There were a lot of very pretty bitches in that class, very hard to choose from them all.

We now have two threads on the Fun Day. One, with photos, is in the Dog & Bone section & I have written something about my day.....

http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=30122&page=2

During the day I had two people ask my advice about buying a cavalier puppy. If there is anyone reading this who health tests & has puppies from scanned parents, let me know.

Margaret C

sugarkane74
26th April 2009, 09:07 PM
We all had a great day too! Star seemed a bit nervous though too see so many dogs out which is most unlike her.

Was lovely meeting Sonia and her 2 gorgeous cavs.. am sure Vinnie is pining ;) and great to meet Margaret and see Sabby again.

Unfortunatly we too had to leave before the end then got a phone call to say I'd won 5 prizes on the raffle... sods law that is! Am sure if we were able to stay wouldn't have won a thing lol!

Hoping also that cav walks will be organised locally as my Star does love a walk and a run in the fields.

Well done to all involved!

Sonia
26th April 2009, 09:07 PM
Thanks Margaret. I've now posted on the right thread :sl*p:

Sonia

Sonia
26th April 2009, 09:12 PM
LOL, poor Vinnie!

A Cavalier walk sounds fab.

Sonia