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Sunday, March 13, 2011


It’s not crypto but it CRUFTS!

Just thought me and Sue would share the happy day.

Here is the boy Darwin after winning his epic third at CRUFTS. Donna is the handler in the ring so she knows Darwin very well. He did superbly considering he went up three classes this year and was in a field of 22 of the world’s best in the same class. We are absolutely delighted.

Carl and Sue x

I am tempted to wonder what would have happened if dear departed Biggles had been entered in Crufts. He would probably have run around in circles barking joyously, crapped everywhere, and then bitten the judge!

1 comment:

Richard Freeman said...

He's lovley. Border Collies are brilliant dogs.