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SALUKI - Cranstal Quintessence
go any further I would like to apologise to you, my loyal readership,
the slight tardiness in the appearance of this highly important insight
into life Chez Cranstal - but I have been somewhat busy over the last few
IS NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS!! And
especially not at this moment in time. As you may have noticed
from the photograph at the top of the page I enjoyed a great
deal of success at Crufts this year. Mopps was over the moon,
KennelMan smiled (indicating an ecstatic reaction) and Flash's
Swedish family who have been visiting took about 2 zillion
photos - as I would only have expected of course!
I say so myself the morning of Crufts - after a very bad start
- exceeded all expectations! I have to mention the bad start
though - because Flash's Swedish family had come over specially
for Crufts and everyone was looking forward to seeing Flash
in the ring at the biggest and most famous dog show in the
world. Flash, unfortunately, injured his leg on the way down
to Crufts and was completely lame on the morning of the show.
So he was compelled to spend the day 'on the bench'. He did
not appreciate all my footballing analogies (which I enjoyed
muttering in his ear as I trotted past each time my results
got better and better) for some reason either.
it was left up to me to keep the Cranstal flag flying on the
day. And I am sure that you will admit, I excelled myself.
Mopps enjoyed flying round the ring with me (more of that later),
I enjoyed all the attention and all in all it was a perfect
day culminating in my major award of Best of Breed. We then
all had to head off to the Arena for 'The Hound Group'. This
was when Mopps suddenly seemed to lose some of her sparkle
and Iheard her mutter to Kennelman 'I have just realised that
we have got at least three hours to the Hound Group ..........
and you know what a low boredom threshold she has
got'. Well, they kept me occupied for a quarter of an hour or so with
photographs. At which, of course, I excelled myself as you can see from
above. And then we sat, and we sat, and we sat. I could see Mopps going
quieter and quieter - I just continued to look serene. Well, I think
that it could have been interpreted as .......... maybe looking
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