No posts for a while, but that’s because it’s summer … and Dash and I have been getting out and about. In July we were the guests of Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) at two separate events. The first was in the delightful Somerset village of Mark. The second was stretching the definition of ‘west’ a bit, if you ask me, since we were in the village of Stoke Bruerne near Milton Keynes. Both events were ‘fun dog shows’ – fun by name, fund-raising by nature. There were stalls selling all sorts of greyhound-related merchandise, tombolas, lotteries, poo-bag tossing competitions (yuk!), photo competitions, homemade cakes, gourmet BBQ sausages (yum!) and, of course, more greyhounds than you could shake a stick at. Not that a greyhound is interested in sticks, mind you. The main event at each was the judging of the dog show, with categories including ‘Prettiest Bitch’ (Dash was barred from entering in case she lost!), ‘Most Handsome Male’, ‘Dog with the Waggiest Tail’, ‘Best Trick’, ‘Best Irish Brace’, ‘Best (non-Greyhound) Pedigree’ and ‘Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home’. Dash and I even got to judge a few of these categories ourselves (see photo above), as well as dishing out a few rosettes. Much to my surprise, at the Mark show, I ended up choosing a Giant Schnauzer as the dog I’d most like to take home! More important, however, a combined total of more than £2K was raised at the two events. Good for GRWE … and greyt for greyhounds! Our next show is this Sunday (7 August) at the Dogs Trust in Faversham, Kent. Hope to see you there!