Friday, 9 March 2012

Aoife's big day out

As I couldn't go to Crufts being in a delicate way of things - as you know - Leigh had to stay behind too to look after me. So Judith took Aoife along with a friend from her work called Nicole and they have provided some pictures for you to see Aoife's big day out. Actually it all started for Aoife the night before - and not very well from her point of view!

Poor Aoife - at least I missed out on the shower!

The next morning they set off at 5.45 am to go to the NEC and it was busy! There were all sorts of different dogs there not only being shown but displaying their agility skills, their police work and their talent for dancing! There was plenty of grooming going on:

from fluffy white Bichon Frise with lots of fur to ...

Chinese Crested with not so much!

In the show ring there were Yorkshire Terriers being shown on their boxes:

and Aoife - who didn't need a box to show off!

Well in the end she got Very Highly Commended which is 5th - she is still a baby though and hopefully she will do better when she's grown up a bit. Anyway she cane home with this certificate so we're very proud of her anyway:

And even more importantly she persuaded Leigh & Nicole to go shopping for TREATS! There were so many food stalls there selling food for dogs - I wish I could have been there! There were even doggy gateaux:

And they brought us home some lamb jerky:

and some tripe treats:

And this is me waiting patiently for my treat:

Well I'll be back with more news from Crufts this weekend. And if anyone still wants to go you can get tickets by clicking on the link at the top of this post - or just go along - there is so-o much to see and lots of doggy treats :-)


  1. Hey - missing out on a shower is a WIN Magic!!! You need lots of TLC and not to mention - TREATS - at the mo. I think your little sis did really well and will do better if she feels like it when she is older!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  2. It looks like great fun! My mom person went to the AKC Eukanuba National Championships this past December and was enthralled by it all!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  3. Wow well done Aoife! You did so well..and you must have been very brave! At least they brought you all those yummy treats back for you Magic, we are going to make mum bring us some home tomorrow-BOL!


  4. Hi Magic, we hope you are feeling well and getting nice and fat - in a nice way of course!!! We love Aoife and think she would be our Best of Breed any day - what a cutie - shame about the preparations Aoife but worth it for the treats eh?! Love Dex and Lou - Have a good day tomorrow Leigh xxx

  5. Congrats Aiofe!!! Well done. The dreaded bath was worth it. We are sooooooo envious of those treats. SHE hasn't got us any Roo Chews for ages and the markets aren't on for another week!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    It's great when they leave us and then feel guilty and get us special treats, isn't it?

  6. A round of a paws for Aiofe. That dog cake looks very tastie.
    Watch your waist line Magic :)
    Have a good day tommorrow, we have been watching it on the TV tonight.
    See Yea George xxx

  7. Hey Magic! How are you?

    5th place! That's an awesome start... Aoife is one accomplished puppy!

    Oh and the afterbath picture looks hilarious. LOL. Congratulations on the Crufts awards.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  8. Aiofe did great! And I'm glad you didn't have to get a shower.
    Can't wait to see your puppies, though. Enjoy all the snacks and treats you can get. Paw hugs.

  9. Hello Magic! I hope you're having a good day! Congratulations to Aoife for doing so well (poor thing, dumped with so much water). Aunty Tooki enjoyed those photos very much and the food and treats made Coco and Wawa drool quite a bit. At least there were delicious treats for you....take care, Magic!

  10. Great to hear Aiofe got something! How exciting!

  11. Hi Magic and Aiofe!
    It looks like you had a great day!
    I love the picture of you after taking a shower.

  12. Job well done Aoife! Hope you got to try lots of that special doggy foods!