Farley was spruced up dry and clean. It poured with rain all the way to Birmingham, we got lost, we "sacked" Mrs Sat Nav and did it the old fashioned way by map, arriving at 9.30 am when judging started at 10am. We are jinxed by this show - always getting to see parts of Birmingham we'd rather not of especially when short of time! Last year, the Bull Ring, this time it was Fort Dunlop and spaghetti junction!
It wouldn't have been quite so bad if himself had not decided to launch himself out of the van into the soaking wet car park and take him self for a little play with the other wet, but booted, beardies!!! He is Not Popular!
Sheila and her dogs were abandoned whilst I played chase and catch game and then the next half hour toweling and drying like a woman possessed.
Farley was relatively well behaved given the speed of the grooming to get him up to scratch and got a credible 2nd in Yearling class(the under 24 months old), and 4th in Graduate class. Thank you Judge Shane!
Beau was 2nd in his class, and Bella, 5th.
We left about 2 p.m. as the weather forecast said "expect severe weather" and snow. They weren't wrong! rain, followed by sleet, followed by snow coming at us sideways, and low visibility made the journey home slow. Add into that a traffic accident on the junction of M6 and M42 which we detoured around (Me navigating by map as Mrs Sat Nav again failing in her duties!) ending up in scenic Warwick, via flooded roads and fields. It will be amazing if any fields produce crops this summer, there is so much water lying in them everywhere. Anyway, neither of us had seen this part of Birmingham or Warwick before, so it was something new for us!
Maybe we won't bother next year!! Back home by about 6 p.m, exhausted.If it made me feel any better, it had obviously been pouring rain at home too, as the road to our house was completely flooded. This morning a saw a woman in long wellies and waterproofs walking in the stream with a broom and long stick. It takes all sorts! this good citizen was obviously trying to unblock the drain channels which take the road water into our local stream. I bet she was cold...