2020 began for us with Manchester championship show where our lovely Wicani Hot Gossip was placed first in the Junior bitch class. This was only her second show and she repeated the performance of her first show. In February I presented a well attended KC approved Breed Seminar for the Yorkshire Collie Club, it was a very enjoyable day and I got some fabulous feed back from attendees. Live models are always appreciated and we took along Smoke. This was his first time away from our premises and we had no idea how he would react to standing on a table before a sea of strangers. He was FANTASTIC super confident, calm, he even stood on the table while I walked around the hall without jumping off the table and onto peoples laps, which i had kind of expected him to do. He was a true collie gentleman!
Shortly after this seminar the world turned upside down as Covid-19 hit the headlines. Since that time we have been self isolating. We did not attend CRUFTS as we are both in the high risk category, so we began self isolating on March 5th, before it became essential to do so, and now almost 9 weeks ago. Luckily we have plenty of land and our dogs do not need to go off the premises to exercise. We thought you might enjoy a few photos of life during shut down!