Hurro, it me, Ludo!
Mum has beed getting very excited about something happening on the 6th – 9th of March. She says she going to Crufts for the first time ever, and so of course that must mean I be going too!
Me and Mum always watch Crufts on the TV together, one year she beed poorly sick from work and we stayed tucked up in bed and watched the live stream from beginning to end. You can find the live stream on their website if you is not lucky enough to get to go.
If you doesn’t know much about Crufts, where has you beed? Crufts says it ‘The World’s Largest Dog Show.’ But it so much more than that. If you love dogs, or even like them just a little bit, then you is sure to find something interesting about Crufts. Since this Mum’s first time actually going she will just has to hope that it lives up to her expectations, since she has kind of decided it like her version of paradise, something along the lines of getting really good and muddy on a really long walk with lots of smells to smell, but not hasing a bath afterwards and then getting a big juicy meaty bone after and snuggling down ON the PILLOWS of the people bed to eat the bone!
I sure hope they has a section like that at Crufts for me!
Wait a minute, what’s that Mum? What do you mean I casnot go!! I is a DOG! Only dogs that have qualified for a place can go, and I did not even try to qualify for a place? Humph!
Mum better bring me back lots and lots of things from all those buy stuff for your dog stands which I know be at Crufts. Maybe I will sneak little Scamp into her suitcase and I can has a nice break from him at Grandpawents.
So what does selfish MUM be looking forward to most?
Mum always likes watching the group judging and trying to say who she think would win and seeing the huge variety of different dogs you can get.
Dog conformation shows get a lot of criticism from people not in the showing community but Mum supports good breeders and really does think the Kennel Club and Crufts be working hard to make help make improvements in attitudes to us dogs (not that I could improve of course!) and make a change towards breeding ‘healthy, happy dogs’ and not just ones who look an exact certain way. (Mum thinks some exhibitors probably see their dogs as ‘works of art’ and changing how they viewed dogs for years and years wont happen over night.) So she looking forward to meeting different breeds and breeders and seeing really good looking dogs! Doesn’t you go getting any ideas Mum!
Of course, she be looking forward to watching the agility! Crufts has agility competitions for various abilities and sizes and teams. Although I is sure it will make Mum feel really useless seeing how really good handlers do things.
And in tribute to my dearly departed friend Honey, we will of course be watching the Freestyle and heel work to music especially since the wonderful Mary Ray be coming to do a cabaret evening for my dog club soon!
Mum will also check out the obedience, especially the ABC categories and Crufts new Obreedience, trying to get dogs who is not Working sheepdogs or border collies to compete.
And of course, just soaking up the general atmosphere!
Mum gonna be blogging, live from Crufts so you can join in and experience it with her. I will be staying at my Grandpawents cos we live far away from Crufts which held at the NEC arena in Birmingham and Mum and TND is staying in a hotel.
If you would like to buy tickets to go to Crufts too, you can get them here. Let Mum know and she will look out for you!