Last weekend was the Christmas Party:
Two more races were participated by many: Fastest recall and 11 legged race.
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.
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
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.
A shame that Stephany and Dorothy left to go back to the UK,
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 (Mitts, 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
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
Dog jumping at various size and height for the dogs and a lot of the people sat and watched.
Start of a ‘double’ dog jump race
The 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.
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.
Were in Zimbabwe were we never had time to get together.
were at the Kennel Club Gladys was never too busy to train people and help them.
Were at a Kennel Club seminar we were too busy to listen
Were in the middle of London at the top of the Eye we had plenty of time!!
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 :
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:
Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
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”
More doggy fun …
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,
Sunday, 23 June : 4 Breed Championship Shows in
Exhibition Park, Harare
Sunday, 28 July : Winter Fun Show at Mukuvisi
Woodland & Nature Reserve,
Sunday, 25 August: Spring Fun Show at Mukuvisi
Woodland & Nature Reserve,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Sheila 0779-922 105
Thank you to all those caring people out there who help the HARARE SPCA