30 January 2022
ANNUAL DOGGIE DAY - RECORD BREAKER
Know this is a little long, but really do feel the need to thank so many people.
30th January 2022 – What a Greyt Day!! I think Bristol DAWG can safely say their tenth “Doggie Day” was a huge success – it fact it was a record breaker!!
We were amazed at how many former Bristol DAWG dogs brought their owners along to see us!! – it’s so rewarding to see so many of our dogs, which are now in loving, forever homes, as many have not had the best start in life. So to all Bristol DAWG dogs, it was wonderful to see you and it makes all our hard work so worthwhile.
We would like to thank Maria Lowe of Viking Vets who did a brilliant job judging the dog show, with so many dogs to choose from it was very difficult. Well done Maria, and thank you for all your help, support and hard work.
Thanks to Colin who helped Maria by stewarding the dog show. Leading up to the show he helped Gerry with admin and basically did everything she asked and more – no wonder he says he is “her long suffering husband”!!
Well done to Sue and Dave for the speed in which they dealt with the dog show registration, as always they did a brilliant job.
Fastest Sprint (with added distractions!!) – Nina, Jess and Ian very kindly ran this between them during the day and it turned out to be great fun with lots of laughter coming from the far side of the arena, the treats half way into the sprint seemed to stop quite a lot of dogs in their tracks.
Refreshments – Carol, Julie, Julie H, John and Norman worked really hard and, although busy most of the time, they seemed to keep the queue down so people didn’t have to wait long. You did a brilliant job, thank you. Thank you to Carol Phillips for all the refreshments provided, you are extremely kind. Thank you also to Linda who provided all the cold drinks. Thank you Alison Howard for the hundred cup cakes you made. Thanks to all our lovely volunteers who made cakes and delivered them on the day (too many of you to mention). A record total for refreshments!!
Jane, Lyn and Diane’s DAWG Stall (helped by Scott and Daisy) did really well selling lovely collars, coats, toys, leads, knitted greyhounds – lots of items were handmade by Jane and Lyn, well done all of you, brilliant job.
Thanks to Jan who also very kindly made various items to sell for Bristol DAWG – thank you for supporting us.
Hilary Ann, who runs the on-line shop, brought along lots of donated items to sell – hope your garage is a bit clearer now!!! Great job.
Julie and Sue very kindly ran a stall and lucky dip – again all proceeds to DAWG. Plus Sue makes amazing cakes!!
Platinum Petcare – the dogs’ favourite stall, so many natural treats. Thank you for your wonderful support, not only at this show but also throughout 2021.
Avalon thank you so much you did a wonderful job with the nail clipping, again with donations taken coming to Bristol DAWG, you are very kind.
Well done Hilary and Nina who braved the cold doorway to take the entrance money – bit chilly ladies.
Thank you to Funding Animals Futures who organised a tombola for us and donated the proceeds to Bristol DAWG – very kind ladies as I know you did this last year as well.
Thanks to all the stallholders who supported the event – hopefully see you next year.
Thank you to Julie and Nick Windows, who very kindly helped Gerry and Colin on Saturday afternoon set up the arena ready for Sunday morning. Thank you also to everyone who helped pack up at the end of the day.
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our event and helped us to raise an amazing £3,816.
Best In Show was a Greyhound called “Finn” – lovely boy, who has definitely made his owners very proud. Reserve Best In Show was a beautiful Rough Collie called Mischa.
Really hope nobody's been missed out, but a huge thank you to every single volunteer who helped during the day.