Lottie has hung her stocking up and she doesn’t want to move away from it !!
She is going to be a very spoilt little girl.
She continues to do well, hasn’t lost anymore weight but we are not surprised
as she has to increase her exercise slowly. We are thrilled that she hasn’t put on
Her body shape is changing dramatically and she is getting better movements
in her walking now and now looks more like a dog rather than a beached whale.
Lotti & the ‘Slave’ a.k.a Rachel xxx
By Colin Spalding and Suzanne Moore
This weekend we were racing at the Sled Dog Association of Scotland race at Darnaway Forest near Forres. We travelled up on the Friday and raced in 3 categories, bikejor (Dexter) 1 dog scooter (Cupar) and 2 dog scooter (Diamond and Granite). The course was a mix of grassy trails, hardpack trails, and mud with lots of steep hills and the infamous leafy heights which is a trail along a cliff top covered in leaves.
On day 1, Dexter ran well but unfortunately a crash on rocks covered by leaves dropped us into 2nd place and a fast clean run on the Sunday clawed back some time but not enough to get into gold medal position but we were really pleased with silver. In the 2 dog scooter Diamond and Granite had a great first run and were in 2nd place but on such a physical course couldnt repeat this on the 2nd run and dropped to 3rd which was still a great result in a very tough competition. Cupar in the 1 dog scooter had 2 great runs with the physical course really suiting him and he stormed to gold which is amazing for a dog nearly 9 years old.
It was another great race weekend in amazing surroundings.
A big thank you to our sponsors CSJ for their continued support.
Our next race is the BSSF British Championships race 2 at Newborough forest North Wales on 7th to 9th January.
Colin And Suzanne
By Debra Harker
The last event of the year was the Super Stakes which you kindly sponsored I have attached a couple of photographs of our main winners.
After two years in the planning the final event of our 70th Anniversary year was the Super Stakes and what a night it was. Dogs and owners groomed and preened and looking fantastic. We do scrub up quite well!!
The evening started with the draw which was organised and overseen by Jean Harrison and ably assisted by Paul Woodhouse, Kathryne Wrigley and Lesley Bain who kept the process running smoothly. Lesley had been in charge of our judges and had managed to keep them secret until they were introduced to everyone on the night. Jill Dixon and Ann Digby were our breed specialists and Jeff Horswell was our all rounder.
You can see more photos and find a few more on our website at – http://www.gordonsetterassociation.com/platinum-year