Yesterday saw us at our third show in as many weeks. This time it was Caledonian, which is held at Ingliston, Edinburgh, and we shared the journey with Morag and her Eurasier, Logie.
Louis didn't get the chance to go for another Best Veteran because he wasn't entered and he looked more than a little put out as he watched Rosa, Pansy and Jana head out the door!
We were lucky to be able to stay overnight on Friday at the Pyatshaw household and so avoid having to get up at some outlandish hour on Saturday morning, unlike our friends Dughallmor, Seumelga and Karensbrae!
On our way to the show we saw the most beautiful sunrise, the colours were amazing. I wound down the window of Morag's little white van......cue mega blasts of wind......in order to take some photos, and almost froze Morag's fingers to the steering wheel in the process. Considering we were rattling along at 70 mph at the time, the photos haven't turned out too bad.
I was really hoping that the sky would still be colourful by the time we reached the the bridges over the Forth and I wasn't disappointed. The famous rail bridge is quite distinctive and looked lovely against the sky and, even though I was trying to get shots in between the metalwork of the road bridge, I think it has turned out well. Ideally I would have liked to stop and get some proper pictures from the pedestrian's part of the bridge but that was never going to happen......Morag hates crossing that bridge and probably would have fainted if I'd gone anywhere near the edge!
The show was enjoyable, the paps had a Finnish judge and they did quite well under him. Rosa came third in her class and Pansy was placed second after the judge made her move alongside Ruben as he was trying to decide between them. Ruben won but there's no shame in being beaten by a nice dog. Jana also got a second in her breed class, a repeat of last week. A pretty good day really, just a shame the show society don't give out rosettes, a little bit of card isn't quite the same! Morag's Logie was lucky enough to get a rosette though, he won his class to take Best Import.
There was a fairly strong wind which probably helped blow us back home in good time and, unlike Manchester, all went very smoothly.
Roll on next week when we'll be doing it all over again!