THE NORFOLK and NORWICH Fun Day 2010
at Baginton on Sat Aug 28
was a very happy affair with a myriad
of terriers plus a few 'honorary terriers' and
owners of all ages. The weather was very nice
until quite late in the afternoon when there were
a couple of heavy showers. But were we put off?
No, we weren't! Norfolk and Norwich people are
like their dogs indomitable so racing and sausage
eating continued. It was nice to see Jon Rudkin
back after a serious illness. The Fun Day is his
baby and he was in charge of the sausage catching
competition. His other brain child, 'The Baginton
Bullet', when each dog runs against the clock,
proved very popular. The adult fancy dress was
wonderful. Dorothy and Toto from The Wizard of Oz
won over Mother Christmas accompanied by two four
legged Christmas present wrapped in paper
complete with ribbon and gift tags! The
Meercats.com were popular as was the baker with a
little Norwich baker's boy with cap and panniers.
Between her many chores, NTCGB secretary Gail
Simpson managed to transform herself into a
monkey and one of her dogs allowed her to dress
him into a bright yellow banana.
Meanwhile Gail's mother Joan and Linda Philip
were holding the fort. The 'Dorkins Dames',
mother Dorothy and daughter Gina were busy on the
Norfolk stand where new additions to the tempting
display were admired. Dorothy and Gina also help
set up the rings and Gina had stayed up in the
night making very attractive laminated prize cards.
Cherry Howard rounded up the competitors,
Terry Cooper in his tourist in Barbados garb (but
not part of the fancy dress competition) was line
judge and timekeeper of the races, Jill Stevenson
microchipped, André Hess MRCVS answered eager
questions, Juliet Knight, Beverely Watkins and
Eileen Needham helped everywhere, and Cherry
Stones stripped dogs and gave coat and grooming
advice. The Churchills served up their usual
appetizing home made food and the sun shone most
of the time. What better way to spend an August Saturday?
You can see how much the dogs enjoy their day
out meeting others of their kind and taking part
in games of all kinds, and the owners take part
with great enthusiasm and good sportsmanship.
Dog World Breed Notes.
Adult Fancy Dress
Junior Handling 6-ll Judge Jon Rudkin
Best Junior Handler
Winner Photographic Competition
Hattie by Cherry Howard
Photographs by Gina Dorkins, Rachel Boer, Anne & Fred Hunt, Cherry Howard.