Thursday, 29 April 2010
Thanks to everyone who attended
Thanks to Mary Ray for freely giving her time to entertain
Thanks to Dave Ray for supplying the "music" and commentary
Thanks to all who helped keep the guests refreshed
Thanks to all supporters of the Raffle and Auction
Thanks to Leamington DTC for loaning the hall
Thank you for your enthusiastic reception and total support shown to the Team.
Photos to follow shortly.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Some tickets still available on the door.
your voice to cheer & your wallet to bid
Doors open from 6.30pm
Friday, 23 April 2010
No fear - there are two options open to you:
1) Buy a ticket for the show and bring your wallet!
2) put in a silent bid and let us bid on your behalf.
To put in a silent bid all you need to do is email David on email@example.com or ring 07963252923. Obviously P&P will be charged extra but hopefully we can get any successful bids to you at an event you are attending during the year. David will need to know your name, contact details, the items you want to bid on and your maximum bid. He will then bid for you on the night.
If you would rather go for option one we do have a some tickets left, just contact a member of the team.
We not only have an auction we are also running a raffle for you - wow and what a raffle - lots of real quality items.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
John Deere Sit N Scoot Child's Tractor - Fabulous toy from aged 1 upwards! Makes engine noise, encouraging voices and is a very well made tractor for a young enthusiast. Brrrrrm Brrrrrm ...............
One Portrait by Ian Turner - to be painted from a photograph. Ian paints beautiful pictures of your favourite pet. Post and Packing and framing to be paid for by the buyer on completion of the portrait.
Two Canvases - (to be auctioned separately) photographs of your dog transferred to a canvas.
A Hand Made Quilt - donated by Annie Clayton who has taken over a year to make this lovely quilt. It is a hand crafted pink and white patchwork quilt (made for Single Bed) which is potentially worth up to £200!
Watch this space to find out how you can forward a "Silent Bid" if unable to attend.
Monday, 19 April 2010
1 Head Judge - Karen Sykes England
2 Judge - Marleen Van Hees Belgium
3 Judge - Carina Enevoldsen - Denmark
Team GB hope they enjoy their time officiating at the event.
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Available from all team members. (Prices increase on the night £15/£5.) Send cheque and SAE to "HTM TEAM GB" , PO Box 7680, Alfreton, DE55 9BX
There will be a quality Raffle and a very special Auction.
Auction Items include Top Hat - circa 1920's, Marshall & Snellgrove Hat Box, Painted Portrait of your dog, an HTM lesson from Attila, a hand made quilt, an HTM Lesson with Kath Hardman, Briefcase with Lap Top cover, 2 canvas photos of your own dog to be auctioned separately.
A great night - not to be missed.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Jenny and Tom took a break from rehearsing for the World Championships and joined hundreds of other dogs and handlers in the auditions for Toto.
They did really well.
Read more about it HERE.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Photo 1 - Gina Pink
Photo 2 - Kath Hardman
Photo 3 - Michelle Dodson
Photo 4 - Carole Dodson
Photo 5 - Jenny Deakin
Photo 6 - Penny Draper
So did you get them all right? Leave us a comment and let us know!
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Friday, 9 April 2010
You can read the article which was printed on 7th April 2010 here.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Following the Kennel Clubs press release for the HTM World Championships in Denmark in June 2010, I considered entering Bailey for the competition. Bailey is currently the only German Spitz in the United Kingdom to be working Advanced Heelwork To Music and, in accordance with the World Championship rules and regulations, he is also registered on the Kennel Clubs breed register as opposed to the activities register which most of my other dogs are registered on.
But Bailey was not pet passport registered and so I rang my Vet for more details. I was in luck as three vets in our surgery are certified vets with DEFRA, which means they are qualified to give the rabies jabs and register the passports. We made an appointment for Tuesday morning.
I emailed Debbie Deuchar, at the Kennel Club, to advise her I would like Bailey & I to be considered for Team GB HTM.
I did my internet research and downloaded everything I could on the Pet Passport scheme; I then made my list of questions for my vet regarding the scheme that I needed clarification on.
At our veterinary appointment I first discussed the scheme and what it entailed. I am not keen to give my dogs unnecessary vaccinations and the rabies jab did hold many questions for me. My vet, Philip du Plessi (as pictured here with Bailey) was brilliant; he patiently went through the whole procedure with me before I decided to proceed. Your vet has to adopt a strict procedure as set out by DEFRA. Firstly, Philip gave Bailey a full health check and gave him a clean bill of health, which every dog owner likes to hear. All of my dogs are micro-chipped but we needed to next check Bailey’s micro-chip was active and note where it is location – Bailey’s is still between his shoulder blades. So far, so good! Philip is not permitted to give Bailey his rabies jab until the micro-chip is either given or/and located. Bailey’s microchip is unique to him and is used on his Pet Passport. Next we discussed Bailey’s annual vaccinations as they were due this month. Philip advised me that we would give him the rabies jab today; his annual vaccinations in two weeks and take his rabies blood test two weeks after that as he did not like to give all the vaccinations at once and if the rabies vaccination failed we still had time to re-vaccinate him. So that is what we did. The rabies jab was given; Bailey had half a tub of the dog treats from Philip as way of compensation for his time and I paid £38 for the visit and the rabies jab.
9 November 2009
Today Bailey had his annual boosters. Philip was pleased he had been fine after his rabies jab. Appointment made for 23 November 2009 for Baileys blood test.
23 November 2009
Today was a morning visit as Philip likes to post blood tests off in the morning instead of taking blood at night and keeping it overnight. I was advised that the blood is taken from the vein in the neck as the blood flows better from his part of the dogs’ body. Bailey was as good as gold and sat patiently whilst Philip shaved his coat from this area and attempted to take the blood sample. Unfortunately Bailey did not want to give us any blood and Philip had trouble accessing the vein. In the end he took the blood sample from his leg and Bailey once again claimed his compensation of half a pot of the vets’ dog treats! The bill this time was £71.96. Total so far £109.96.
27 November 2009
At Guildford’s HTM show today Jenny Deakin told me she had entered her dog Tom for Team GB HTM so I asked how Tom was progressing with his Pet Passport. Jenny said it was going well but she had shopped around as her Vet had wanted to charge £250. Another Vet close to her was charging £150 so she took Tom to them; I don’t blame her.
7 December 2009
Today I received good news. Philip telephoned me to say Bailey’s blood tests have come back showing he has passed and the rabies vaccination has taken effect. I can collect his Pet Passport when I was ready. When I arrived at the Vets I checked through the Passport to make sure all of his details had been entered correctly. They hadn’t. Bailey’s date of birth was listed as 1 November 2003 instead of 27 October 2003. Philip apologised and a new Passport was issued that night with the correct details on; after all I didn’t want to find myself abroad with a dog and having trouble getting him back into the UK. The bill this time was £23 for the Pet Passport, making a total of £132.96.
23 December 2009
More good news – today I received a letter from the Kennel Club confirming Bailey and I have been selected for Team GB HTM 2010. Looking forward to meeting the rest of the Team. Denmark here we come.
Bailey’s rabies jab lasts for two years so had he not been successful this time around I could still put him forward for Team GB HTM 2011.
Anyone considering putting their dog/s forward for Team GB 2011 should contact their Vet for further details on the Pet Passport Scheme.
Useful websites: http://www.dogsaway.co.uk/
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Want to know more about this competition? Find out more HERE
Sunday, 4 April 2010
We are publishing 6 pictures on the blog this week - each one being a distorted photo of one of our HTM Team GB members. We will be at Westglen Heelwork to Music show this weekend, where we are holding a competition to let you guess who is who. See if you can win the top prize!
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Want to know more about this competition and how you can enter? Find out here
Friday, 2 April 2010
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Your job? to guess who is who and then enter the photo competition at the show next weekend to see if you can win the top prize - a fabulous MP3 Player. So start looking now but no entries until Westglen Show.
It costs just £1 per go and Entry Forms will be available at Westglen Show. Thanks to Westglen for allowing us to try and raise the funds needed for the Team GB to get to and from Denmark in June.
Hope you have a much fun guessing as we did taking the pics.
So without further a do please find below the first of our distorted pictures -