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Kate H
14th January 2010, 11:10 AM
The Coventry Cavalier Fun Day 2010 will take place on Saturday 24 April. Offers of help on the day, donations for the raffle, donations towards rosettes and suggestions for improving on last year's first effort warmly welcomed! As last year, there will be a Companion Dog Show with obedience (and this year including a fancy dress class), photo competition, raffle, have-a-go agility, and information table.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Sabby
14th January 2010, 11:17 AM
Great something to look forward to.:w**h**:
I really enjoyed last year. Hope we have good weather like last year. Will we have a wedding going on again I wonder?

Gem
14th January 2010, 07:33 PM
thanks Kate will keep that date free - if you need any help with anything just give me a shout x

Margaret C
14th January 2010, 07:34 PM
As the Judge last year I had a wonderful time.

I will try and be there this year as an exhibitor, although it may be with little fluffies, rather than my cavaliers.

Kate, you are a wonderful organiser. I'm sure it will be a great day.

Marjorie
14th January 2010, 07:57 PM
Sounds like so much fun...wish we could have one over here. I'd love to have a Cavalier Garden Party & Tea.

Sandrac
15th January 2010, 11:30 AM
Kate

Hooray :jmp: can make it this year - date is in my diary. Looking forward to meeting you all.

If anyone down my way would like a lift then please feel free to PM me.

Kate H
15th January 2010, 01:02 PM
Margaret did a great job judging last year! This year's judge for the breed and novelty classes will be Sylvia Lymer of the Lymrey Cavaliers - one of the top breeders who scans all her breeding stock and talks openly about her old champion stud dog who has (had?) SM. I've chatted to Sylvia at shows and at the Midland club scanning days at Chestergates and bless her she agreed immediately when I asked her to judge. Betty Wilson, Midland Club committee member with a long experience of doing obedience with Cavaliers, will be looking after the two obedience classes - please do have a go at these, the lowest class will be on-lead and dead simple!

The proceeds this year will go to Dr McGonnell's Foetal Tissue research at the Royal Veterinary College, which is coming up with some important data about the lack of communication between brain and skull growth in Cavaliers.

Fingers crossed for good weather - it was so nice to sit on the grass in the sunshine last year. But we do have alternative indoor accommodation!

Kate, Oliver and Aled (who came back from a short walk yesterday pretending to be a tricolour - black with slush!)

Margaret C
15th January 2010, 10:38 PM
Sylvia is a great breeder and a lovely person

Wagtails
20th April 2010, 11:32 AM
Just a little boost to remind everyone about this event on Saturday next (see below for more details).

Have crossposted it on several other Forums and had a few responses indicating that people will try to get there, so hope to be able to meet some new Cavvie Crazies as well as CT folk. b*n*n*

If you do come - I'll be the one running the teddy tombola, so do come and say hello (and buy a ticket!) ;)

I think Kate is still looking for someone to help serve tea/coffee and also someone who could help people try the mini agility. Apparently the person who brings the equipment cannot now stay to help demonstrate it - only a couple of tiny jumps, a small tunnel and some weaving poles (if I remember right from last year).


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Saturday, 24 April 2010
St Francis Church,
Links Road, Radford,
Coventry CV6 3DQ


Proceeds to Royal Veterinary College Cavalier Health Research

For more information and programme contact Kate Hughes, Tel 024 7659 3694
Email kate879@btinternet.com

Opens 11.30 am, Dog Show starts 12.30

(Other breeds welcome if accompanied by a Cavalier)

Photo Competition
ĎSpringtime Cavaliersí
Entry fee £1.00 per photo

Raffle
Tickets £1.00 per strip

Teddy Tombola

Prize Quiz
How much do you know about your favourite breed?
Entry fee £1.00

Have-a-Go Agility
50p a go

BBQ
Sausage batches and hamburgers

Stalls
Handmade Cards
Homemade Dog Treats

Information Table about Cavaliers

Brian M
20th April 2010, 11:48 AM
Hi Marie-Anne


Would it be possible for some kind person to purchase 10 strips of raffle tickets
on my behalf and I can either send somebody a personnel cheque or just make
a straight donation prior through paypal ,and if by any chance I win a prize either raffle it again (and I will buy another 10 tickets then ) or auction it or of course sell it and put the proceeds towards the funday funds .:)

merello
20th April 2010, 11:58 AM
This looks a great event, i only wish we lived closer. Fingers crossed for the weather!! Any chance any members of the forum attending could post some photo's of the day for those of us who can't manage:-)

Carol

Wagtails
20th April 2010, 03:58 PM
Brian - thanks so much. I will buy the tickets for you and let you know about reimbursement. The proceeds are going to Dr McGonnell's Foetal Tissue research at the Royal Veterinary College this year ;)

Carol - I'm sure people will take photos. I certainly will so there should be some to show everyone afterwards :xfngr:

Sabby
20th April 2010, 04:34 PM
I be there with my home made doggie treats and my Husband has volunteered to do the BBQ. We will bring our pop up Gazebo just in case it rains so the BBQ can still go ahead. I will try to take lots of pictures. Canít wait to see everybody.

Sandrac
20th April 2010, 06:22 PM
Looking forward to meeting you all - weather looking good.:)

I'm travelling from Sunbury on Thames - have room for 1 more in car if anyone near me would like to go. PM me.

Wagtails
20th April 2010, 06:41 PM
That's very thoughtful, Sandra. Look forward to meeting you on 24th. Will you be bringing your dogs? Hope you have a safe journey :drivecar:

milandmais
20th April 2010, 07:04 PM
Sounds great,

We are thinking of coming as we live in stoke,along with our four girls of course,will be great to maybe meet some of you off here :jmp2:
Diane

Kate H
20th April 2010, 08:30 PM
Many thanks to those who have offered help or donations for the Fun Day - I thinks it's going to be great fun, and it will be great to meet you all. Even the weather forecast is good (due entirely, of course, to Wagtails' anti-rain dance!). I'm sure lots of photos will be taken!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Karen and Ruby
20th April 2010, 10:46 PM
Have a great day everyone- sorry I cant get ther myself but Ruby has an obedience comp that weekend x

Well done Kate I hope you raise lots and lots of money ;)

MurphysMummy
21st April 2010, 06:20 PM
This is only a 45min drive away but my Mum is at work so I can't make it!!! :(

Nicki
21st April 2010, 08:29 PM
What a fantastic event - I wish we were nearer.


Hope it goes really well and you raise lots of money :D

Kate H
21st April 2010, 08:54 PM
Karen and Ruby, best of luck for your obedience competition; Aled and I have got one on Sunday near Walsall - am I ever going to get up at 5.30 after Saturday?!

Murphy, sorry you can't come, perhaps we'll meet you next year (am I going to do another Fun Day??).

Thanks to all for good wishes. Margaret is going to have a table selling Cavalier things in aid of the SM Collection and Rupert's Fund, so those who don't yet know her will have a chance to say hello.

Back to printing out information leaflets!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Wagtails
21st April 2010, 11:22 PM
Margaret is going to have a table selling Cavalier things in aid of the SM Collection and Rupert's Fund, so those who don't yet know her will have a chance to say hello.

Brilliant! :jmp2:

Have been wondering about several Cavalier items I have here and how best to "sell" them at the Fun Day - you've solved my dilemma in one go b*n*n*

Also it will be lovely to see MargaretC again. Safe journey, Margaret - quite a long way for you to come.:drivecar:

Margaret C
22nd April 2010, 01:37 PM
Brilliant! :jmp2:

Have been wondering about several Cavalier items I have here and how best to "sell" them at the Fun Day - you've solved my dilemma in one go b*n*n*

Also it will be lovely to see MargaretC again. Safe journey, Margaret - quite a long way for you to come.:drivecar:

I am wondering which dog to bring. It will not be a cavalier, two are too frail and, although Tommy would probably enjoy the day out, I think the excitement may start off uncontrollable scratching.

The last time I took him to the vet, which he actually enjoys as a trip out (he is the sweetest dog ever, but definitely dim) the waiting area was covered with fluffy white and tan hairballs floating around the floor.

The choice is between Dandy, a beautiful wide-eyed prize winning show Chin who will enjoy the chicken treats I will give him and take everything else in his stride, or Fonzi, older, a little arthritic, wry-mouthed chin with his tongue hanging out, who will love all the sights, the attention, and the chance to go home with someone else ( well even a dog can dream :slp: )

Sabby
22nd April 2010, 10:22 PM
I just finished baking the first batch of doggie biscuits. Tomorrow is going to be a long day in the kitchen. I just hope people will buy my doggie treats. Well if not I am sure my three wonít mind finishing whatís left.:D

Brian M
22nd April 2010, 10:57 PM
Hi

And Poppy,Daisy ,Rosie and iLly can certainly recommend Sabby's biscuits as being Cavlicious :confused::) ,and have asked me to ask Aunt Sabby if theirs any left can we buy some more and we will pay postage cost to Sabby and the biscuit cost to Kate's funday fund pls .Oh and to kindly remind the lovely Marie Anne we have to pay her some money for Kate's raffle tickets .Thank you ladies.And if Aunt Margaret wants to arrange an auction for Fonzi I am sure we could put in a nice big bid for the escape artist :)

Kate H
23rd April 2010, 12:08 AM
Margaret

Couldn't you bring double chins?

Kate

Wagtails
23rd April 2010, 06:08 PM
Margaret

Couldn't you bring double chins?

Kate


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Margaret C
23rd April 2010, 06:19 PM
Margaret

Couldn't you bring double chins?

Kate

Only if I come on my own. :-) Fonzi will make three.

Fonzi has had a bath, he looked like a drowned rat when all his fluff was dampened down.

I could have a silent auction for him I suppose, might even get up to 20p if I'm lucky.

Wagtails
23rd April 2010, 11:46 PM
All packed up and ready to go here b*n*n*

Just had a request from Kate to bring a pair of shears to trim some tussocks in the ring areas, so have shoved them in along with all the other boodle :lol:

My OH is convinced I'm decamping for the duration - but it's only that 50-odd cuddly toys fit better into travel bags than anything else :drivecar:

Fingers crossed for a really good turnout and lots of spending power. Will post photos ASAP as I know you lot all love to live vicariously :rolleyes:

Sandrac
24th April 2010, 11:28 PM
It was lovely meeting everyone who was there from cavaliertalk and others, and what a super day it was - even the weather was kind to us.

We have 2 very tired but proud girls.

Minnie-May got 1st in the obedience:eek: after a very tense run off with 3 other excellent competitors, and Cinders not to be outdone came 1st in the Best Tricks class doing her marching trick.

Minnie came a respectable 2nd in this class bearing in mind that her first trick was disappearing:yikes I let her off lead to do her trick and before I could even blink she ran out of the ring chasing a fly and then found an interesting fox hole. :o

Kate had made lots of scrumptious cakes and I thoroughly recommend the ginger bread cake. And the girls are going crazy for Sabby's dog treats.

A big :thnku: to Kate and everyone else who made the day so enjoyable.

Sabby
25th April 2010, 09:19 AM
It was lovely meeting everyone who was there from cavaliertalk and others, and what a super day it was - even the weather was kind to us.

We have 2 very tired but proud girls.

Minnie-May got 1st in the obedience:eek: after a very tense run off with 3 other excellent competitors, and Cinders not to be outdone came 1st in the Best Tricks class doing her marching trick.

Minnie came a respectable 2nd in this class bearing in mind that her first trick was disappearing:yikes I let her off lead to do her trick and before I could even blink she ran out of the ring chasing a fly and then found an interesting fox hole. :o

Kate had made lots of scrumptious cakes and I thoroughly recommend the ginger bread cake. And the girls are going crazy for Sabby's dog treats.

A big :thnku: to Kate and everyone else who made the day so enjoyable.


Oh my god I am so sorry I didnít realise it was you itís only because you said that Minnie May got first in obedience. Harley came third. So sorry.
Glad your girls like the treats.
It was a great day just a shame not more people turned up. My three where really tired.
Wagtail took lots of photos.

Margaret C
25th April 2010, 08:53 PM
It was a most enjoyable day.

The two judges did a great job, it was just a shame that some of the breeders were not there to support them and to encourage Kate, who is the most remarkable and energetic organiser one could ever imagine.

Great barbeque, the Chef is to be thanked and congratulated as he also did such a great job, despite having worked all the previous night. I bet he slept well last night.

My dogs are enjoying Sabby's dog cookies. It was lovely to catch up again with CavalierTalk members including Marie Anne, and to meet Sandrac and her two prize winners. I loved the marching trick.

Fonzi sat in his dog stroller and sulked. He really wanted to tear around off the lead and then disappear through the gate, but I was very unreasonable and would not let him.
I did not manage to sell him, but made a reasonable sum on the rest of the articles on the stall.
I came back home with a lot of raffle prizes and two soft toys from Wagtail's amazing Teddy stall.

Sabby
26th April 2010, 12:05 AM
It was a most enjoyable day.

The two judges did a great job, it was just a shame that some of the breeders were not there to support them and to encourage Kate, who is the most remarkable and energetic organiser one could ever imagine.

Great barbeque, the Chef is to be thanked and congratulated as he also did such a great job, despite having worked all the previous night. I bet he slept well last night.

My dogs are enjoying Sabby's dog cookies. It was lovely to catch up again with CavalierTalk members including Marie Anne, and to meet Sandrac and her two prize winners. I loved the marching trick.

Fonzi sat in his dog stroller and sulked. He really wanted to tear around off the lead and then disappear through the gate, but I was very unreasonable and would not let him.
I did not manage to sell him, but made a reasonable sum on the rest of the articles on the stall.
I came back home with a lot of raffle prizes and two soft toys from Wagtail's amazing Teddy stall.


Hi Margaret
It was a lovely day and I bought some nice things from your stall. Glad your dogs are enjoying my treats and yes my Husband (The Chef) slept until 11 oíclock this morning.
I must just say that it is a shame that even on a nice fun day like this people try to have a go at you about PDE. I didnít witness the exchange of words ( unfortunately)but my husband did and he said it wasnít pleasant.

Bet
26th April 2010, 10:21 AM
Hi Margaret
It was a lovely day and I bought some nice things from your stall. Glad your dogs are enjoying my treats and yes my Husband (The Chef) slept until 11 oíclock this morning.
I must just say that it is a shame that even on a nice fun day like this people try to have a go at you about PDE. I didnít witness the exchange of words ( unfortunately)but my husband did and he said it wasnít pleasant.



FUN DAY

I am maybe out of order mentioning this, but by a strange co-incidence this same subject came up on Saturday with the person I was speaking to, the PDE TV Program came into the conversation,we had opposing views about the Program, I will say again , that if it had not been for Margaret , Carol and the TV Program, would any heed have taken about the SM and MVD Problems in our Cavalier Breed.

Why do some Cavalier Folk still insist about the damage that has been done to Cavaliers because of the TV Program ,the damage was done to the Cavaliers long before the PDE Program appeared because of many Cavalier Breeders not heeding the warning signs about the Health Problems in their Breeding Stock.

Sabby , it was great your FUN DAY was such a success,and sorry for getting on my Soap Box again,and Sabotaging your Thread, so what is NEW !!!!

Bet








Bet

Tania
26th April 2010, 12:17 PM
So glad the fun Day went well and everyone enjoyed it.

It is a shame that small minded greedy people can't see further than their wallet. As Bet said, PDE didn't create the problem it just exposed it!

Well done everyone.

Nicki
26th April 2010, 03:20 PM
WOW it looks like you had a fantastic day and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I thoroughly enjoyed the slide show - thank you so much for going to the trouble of doing that Marie-Anne :D


Margaret, Fonzi is loooking great - I first met him when he was just a wee ball of fluff {well now he's just a bigger ball of fluff LOL but just as sweet :l*v:}


It was great to see photos of some of our members - somehow people never look how you would expect them too :confused:, but it was lovely to see you all happy and so many dogs together and enjoying themselves.

I'm sorry someone had to spoil it for you :mad: but hope it didn't spoil the day too much.


Thank you to Kate and everyone involved for all the hard work and I hope lots and lots of money was raised.

Tania
26th April 2010, 03:48 PM
Wow! Thanks for taking the trouble to post all the photos, it looks as thought you
had a fabulous time b*n*n*

Margaret C
26th April 2010, 06:58 PM
Next time I spoil my dog I will have to make sure there are no paparazzi around.

Wonderful pictures. Thank you so much for providing such a great record of a real fun day.

Karlin
26th April 2010, 07:22 PM
WOW, great pics! I love seeing people's dogs and putting names to faces too. :cool: The day looks like it was wonderful fun. The dog treats -- those look too good for the dogs, IMHO. :rotfl: I think had Jaspar been there he'd have thrown himself into the tombola toy pile... :D Well done to all! I would have loved to have been there!

diddy
26th April 2010, 09:00 PM
Looks like everyone had a really enjoyable time. Thanks for posting those great pics for the rest of us, its good to be able to put names to faces.

Wagtails
28th April 2010, 03:53 PM
Sorry but I've got myself in a pickle with Photobucket by trying to change the title of the album to shorten it for another forum which couldn't cope with long names. Even though I tried to put it back to the original title, it still won't make the links, so I'll have to do them again.

Unfortunately a friend has just arrived in a bit of a state, so there may be a hiatus ...... Cavalier Fun Day pictures will all reappear (fingers crossed) later today!!!


:oops: :x

Wagtails
28th April 2010, 05:40 PM
As promised, the renewed photos from the Fun Day.

If anyone would like a larger file size version of any of them, please feel free to PM me with your email address.

The teddy tombola stall
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Lenny the Lion gets a bemused new owner
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Sabby and Jay with their Dog Treat stall
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The dog treats laid out
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Margaret and Fonzi prepare their stall
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Hard working Kate enjoys her special day
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Sylvia Lymer lines them up
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Kate's Oliver on the bench, handled by young Nathan
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Sandra's Cinders on the bench
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Caught in the act!
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Oliver, the Laughing Cavalier, wins the fancy dress class
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Sandra's Minnie-May and Cinders with their rosette
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The entire set of photos can be viewed at

http://s673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Cavalier%20Fun%20Day%202010/


with a Slideshow at
http://s673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Cavalier%20Fun%20Day%202010/?albumview=slideshow

merello
28th April 2010, 10:15 PM
What fab photos, it looked a really great day and lovely to see so many Cavs together!:-)