Category Archives: Fun

Dog Christmas party 2016

Hi All doggy friends,

Today was the Dog Christmas party and what fun to be able to come and watch all the various dog morning fun. It was so good to see Joyce and Alan Lester there too to watch it all.

I would like to thank all committee members for their fantastic input throughout the year for us members and dogs. Amazing the work they have put in and hope they will cary on doing so much for us.

Sadly Cherie Blake was not able to be there as she had a vary nasty experience and had to stay home for a rest, keep well Cherie and get better soon.

I have taken some pictures of the event today and need to look at them, put them onto my laptop and see what is good to go onto the web. This will take some time.

A very happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Ilse.

Arranging of the first fun tunnel race

Long time members of the cub: Joyce and Alan Lester, great to see them.

Gee some great German Shepherds were there too, beautiful to see these.

A Lovely family who came too.

Such an appealing face did this little one have

Tunnel competition: is she coming out of the tunnel?

Preparing for the musical chairs

Each handler has a helper and the fun just starting

Yes thy are all sitting and helpers try to keep the dog into the required sit position.

Some different kind of dogs? Here one with ‘spiky made up’ hairdo?

Well cut poodle hairdo, amazing what you can see on a fun day.

Please take note the following KCH dates

Sunday 4 December 2016 – Annual Christmas Lunch – Time 12 for 12.30pm

This year, our Annual Christmas Lunch will be held at the Kennel Club Grounds on Sunday 4 December 2016.  There will be no training on that day.
The price will be $20 per head for a three course lunch.  Please see attached menu.  There will be a complimentary bottle of wine at each table

christmas-luncheon-poster-2016

Sunday 11 December 2016 – Dogs Christmas Party

Come along and have fun with your dog.  Plenty of games (suitable for both puppies and adult dogs) and dog jumping fun for the dogs and their handlers.  Time – 8.30 am for 9am. Please bring a plate of snacks.

Sunday 18 December 2016 – the Club will be open as usual.

Sunday 25 December 2016 – Christmas Day – the Club will be closed.

Sunday 1 January 2017 – New Year’s Day –  the Club will be closed.

Sunday 8 January 2017 – the Club will re-open.

 

News from Steph

A shame that Stephany and Dorothy left to go back to the UK,

Stephany sitting with their beloved dogs at a KCH show in 2008.

Stephany sitting with their beloved dogs at a KCH show in 2008.

NEWS DIRECT FORM STEPH:
We all set off in the cab of this van with our cases and Mitts’s travel box in the back and the four of us (MiIMG_9988tts, Dorothy, Steph and our very kind and efficient host, Bryn) for our first base.  I travelled with my feet against the windscreen and we had a delightful stop half way to relieve the cramp!  All safe and sound and VERY happy to be together.

We set off for Lincolnshire tomorrow in convoy: Dorothy and Steph with Mitts in the car acquired today and Bryn in the van with Mitsi’s Mansion, the eight (+) suitcases and sundry other bulky acquisitions with a picnic lunch and great optimism.

Love to all
Steph

 

Kennel Club of Harare – DOG’S Christmas party

The Kennel Club of Harare ended its fantastic training year with the “DOG’S Christmas party” on Sunday 13 December. The weather was sunny and quite a lot of our members came with their pooches and a plate of eats for the humans at teatime.

The fun started with the receiving committee in their Christmas outfit

Sue & son Dave Lamb

Sue & son Dave Lamb

Dog jumping at various size and height for the dogs and a lot of the people sat and watched.

IMG_2741A lot of members and friends sat at the side to watch the proceedings.

IMG_2742Margareth Wallace came too

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Start of a ‘double’ dog jump race

IMG_2747Nearly at the finish

IMG_2748Gee: end for these two

IMG_2750Instructions from Ursula how the musical chairs will be done

IMG_2753Will she get to the chair on the other side?

IMG_2759IMG_2762Linda Lamb lost out this round

IMG_2768Who will get on the chair?

IMG_2772Ladies win

IMG_2774No luck this time

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Kennel Club of Harare Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015The Kennel Club of Harare held their Christmas lunch at ‘the Bistro’ along the Borrowdale Road. 5 Tables of 10 places were arranged on their veranda and beautifully decorated with Christmas things. The dinner was a choice of 3 different starters as well as 3 choices of beef, fish or chicken. Pudding was ice-cream and chocolate sauce. The portions were big and extremely toothsome.

 

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

Kennel Club Christmas Lunch 2015

German Lion dogs

Good morning all,

on my travels in Chelmsford I did not see any German Shepherd dogs, instead a whole pack of German Lion dogs. Amazing to see, cuddle and touch.

These dogs can be shown in the Working Group such as Crufts, but not at the world Dog show.
The Löwchen once had the dubious distinction, like the Portuguese Water Dog and the Havanese, of being the rarest dog in the world. In 1973 there were only 65 registered examples of the breed. Even today, the breed generally has fewer than a few hundred new registrations each year worldwide.

To be an excellent watchdog requires some special training. Often called a gentle giant, the Leonberger is serious, eager and willing to please, responding well to training and get along with other dogs.

This breed was established in 1846 in Leonberg, Germany, in the region of Wurttemberg by the German breeder Heinrich Essing from a crossing of the Newfoundland, St Bernard and the Great Pyrenees, Heinrich Essing’s goal was to create a breed that would closely resemble the look of a lion. the medium to long, water-resistant, double coat comes in lion-yellow, golden to a darker brown with a black mask which should not go beyond the eyebrows.

German Lion dogs

German Lion dogs

Kennel Club of Harare

When we

Were in Zimbabwe were we never had time to get together.

When we

were at the Kennel Club Gladys was never too busy to train people and help  them.

When we

Were at a Kennel Club seminar we were too busy to listen

When we

Were in the middle of London at the top of the Eye we had plenty of time!!

Ilse & Gladys London Eye

Ilse & Gladys London Eye

Animals

Today [2 October] is World Farm Animals Day
Friday [4 October] is the Feast Day of St.Francis of Assisi – patron saint of animals.

We love the following sayings :

  1. Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ~George Eliot
  2. Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ~Anatole France
  3. Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though….That’s the problem. ~Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
  4. The kind man feeds his beast before sitting down to dinner. ~Hebrew Proverb

Furry Friends

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door:

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food.

The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It Is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom  for years – canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat’s butt.

I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:

TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS:

  1. They live here. You don’t.
  2. If you don’t want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That’s why they call it ‘fur’-niture.
  3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
  4. To you, they are animals.. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don’t speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

  1. eat less,
  2. don’t ask for money all the time,
  3. are easier to train,
  4. normally come when called,
  5. never ask to drive the car,
  6. don’t hang out with drug-using people;
  7. don’t smoke or drink,
  8. don’t want to wear your clothes,
  9. don’t have to buy the latest fashions,
  10. don’t need a gazillion dollars for college and
  11. and if they get pregnant, you can sell their children …

Dog tales

This guy is a legend..

A shop owner in Brakpan, South Africa, was tired of people breaking into his yard/shop so he came up with the idea of shaving his dog like a lion.  Everyone in SA recognises a lion, now he has no problem with thugs!   South African ingenuity –  ” n Boer maak ‘n plan”

South African Security - brilliant

South African Security – brilliant

South African Security - brilliant

South African Security ????

 

 

 

 

 

 

More doggy fun …

 Sometimes when you are angry with someone,  it helps to sit down and think about the problem  . . . .

Sometimes when you are angry with someone, it helps to sit down and think about the problem . . . .

So sweet

So sweet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop yelling...

Stop yelling…

SPCA Fun Shows in 2013

The HARARE SPCA desperately need money to cope with the abandoned/abused/ill-treated and homeless animals in their area.  Please help by coming to, and supporting, the –

HARARE S.P.C.A. FUN SHOWS
sponsored by PEDIGREE
on the following dates –

Sunday, 26 May : Fun Show at Mukuvisi Woodland
& Nature Reserve, Hillside,
Harare

Sunday, 23 June : 4 Breed Championship Shows in
Exhibition Park, Harare

Sunday, 28 July : Winter Fun Show at Mukuvisi
Woodland & Nature Reserve,
Hillside, Harare

Sunday, 25 August: Spring Fun Show at Mukuvisi
Woodland & Nature Reserve,
Hillside, Harare

Sunday, 24 November : Xmas Xtravaganza at
Mukuvisi Woodland & Nature
Reserve, Hillside, Harare

Masses of PEDIGREE prizes to be won.  Many Stalls/Pony Rides etc.  Flyers always available from enzed56@gmail.com or phone Sheila 0779-922 105

Thank you to all those caring people out there who help the HARARE SPCA