Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Hello all,

Well, we had a very busy weekend.   Our Zia (auntie) was in from Italy - she came to visit and accompany us to the Fox terrier Fun Day.  The Fun Day is the biggest annual fund raiser for the Fox Terrier Rescue.  It was held on a fabulous farm on Sunday - we were really excited.  D had all our bags ready next to the door the night before!

Well, we set off nice and early on Sunday morning - and as soon as we got there it started raining!  Typical English weather in July.  D did bring the sunscreen just in case - we called it wishful thinking.  There were lots of doggies there - and Paddy and I met so many - Paddy kept trying to play - and I kept trying to take their treats!

We would run out and enjoy the events - then it would rain and we ran back to our cars - here we are in the back of the moving kennel (ie our car) waiting for some food!  D brought some very nummy cheese scones...

There were lots of events and a Raffle - I won a 3rd place Yellow Ribbon and Paddy won a 5th place Ribbon - but D says we are always No 1 in her books.  There were lots and lots of goodies given and we even won some stuff in the Raffle.    Like this very fine Bandana - which looks really good on Paddy we think...

There was a Best Dressed event too!  It was a lot of fun - and the organisers did a super job!  As always a lot of effort was put in and a lot of people enjoyed themselves!  We took a few extra visits to the BBQ!  I entered the slowest sausage scoffer contest and came 4th!  I then stole a second sausage - it is very exhausting all these competitions - I had to keep my strength up.  My favourite part of the event...the BBQ ... they kept it going no matter what the weather - that is true Terrier Owner Spirit!

D and Paddy sat outside and braved some of the rain - we were prepared - brollies, blankies, and towels...

Here are more photos (a lot of them) from the Fun day - we all had a great time and want to thank the organisers for all their hard work again this year!

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy


  1. It looks like such a fabulous day. So many dogs, especially European dogs, get to have meet-ups. Now that Mom and Dad have joined Scottish Terrier Club of America maybe we will get to have some "fun days". BBQ sounds superb. Piper could win a contest for eating the slowest - he's weird and doesn't care too much for people food!!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  2. WOW! That's a great ADVENTURE!


  3. That looked like a very fun day. I am sorry it rained but it didn't seem to dampen your spirits.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

  4. SHIVERING with excitement! We have never seen so many of us in one place!!! FABULOUS!! Now so many fun things to do.. Paddy looks very handsome in his bandanarama and you both look like you are having a barrel of fun!! Too bad for the rain( something we have had EVERYday almost) this month.Of course my brother is focused on the BBQ and the hot dogs...Love and kisses A+A

  5. looks like it was still a good time even though it rained

    Woodrow Sweetie & MJ

  6. Hi sweet Sally and Paddy!!!!
    What a great day you had!!!!
    We're very very jealous!!!
    Here in Italy there aren't those special days for us!!!!!
    can we come with you next time???
    WOowwowwoowoooo...you have an Italian zia???
    Where she lives???
    Say her for us.....ciao ciao dolce zia di Paddy e Sally!!!!!Dai ai tuoi cucciolotti tanti baci e coccole per noi!!!!!
    You look soooooooooooooooo happy and cute!!!
    We love Paddy with his new bandana!!!
    And BBQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!WE love BBQ.....can you send a sausage to us???
    Have a great day!!!
    We love youuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!
    Sweet kisses and licks

  7. A Wiry fun day? An I didn't get invited or know about it wwwwaaaaaaaaaaaHHHhh. Though to be honest. I won't go out if it's raining!!

    Looks like you all had the most perfect time and you was ROBBED Sally, you too Paddy in all the contests. Winners for sure. Propose a new comp for neext time tooo - who can eat the most sausages. And the new banana looks spiffing Paddy.

    Wiry wags n kisses Eric xxxx

  8. Tank woo fur sharing that!

    Woo are terriers...why not enjoy the rain...and dig in!?!


  9. Hi there Sally & Paddy!

    What a fun day - shame about the weather, but you WFT's are very resilient.

    My 'Wheelie' WFT Judy posted about my doggy Foxy sister yesterday as I finally found a photo of her.
    It's on my 'Bear' blog here

    Love, pats & pets

  10. You guys look like you had a wonderful time - with treats & prizes....

    Paddy looks especially handsome!!!!

    Lots of pups brought their humans....very nice turn out...

    Can't wait to see the pics from next year - I know you & Paddy will be training with the sausages & BBQ!!


  11. What a fun day you had, despite the icky weather!
    We can almost smell that BBQ! yummmmmm
    Paddy looks very handsome in his new bandana!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  12. Looks like tons of fun... and more importantly, food!

  13. Oh wOw! Congrats you guys!
    Ribbons!! YAY!
    Oh boy oh boy I have famous friends! YAY!

    i ruv you!!

  14. Sally and Paddy
    That looks like a gweat event.
    A little wain nevew stopped a fox tewwiew yet!
    Congwatulations on youw wibbons..You AWE no.1!!!
    come to my bloggie, I have and awawd and tag fow you
    smoochie kisses

  15. What a totally awesome day you had. I wonder if there's a spaniel day here in the USA...

    We have a lot in common. My mom used to live in London and my bro and I are both rescues! WOOT WOOT! It's nice to meet you!

  16. Hurro!
    I do so keep meaning to come back here and say hi again, cos it very cool to meet other English doggies, but silly Mum keep forgetting, so here I be now.
    Congratulations on your very cool ribbons, well done!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  17. hi Sally & Paddy,

    you're top terriers for all your fundraising! who can let a couple of ole raindrops spoil the terrierific times. but - do your hoomans really make you wear those silly costumes. although i kinda fancied the ladybug one. paddy's was the best- rockin' the new bandana!

    any bbq or sausages left ovah?? drool drool. congrats to d on her 4th place finish!


  18. Now a little rain wouldn't have bothered me at all, but Cap and Glynn might have headed for the car when the sprinkles started. Still, it sounds like you had a wonderful day!

    Happy Tails,
    William Tell

  19. Hey sweet Sally....what a fabbers day you had...oh...what's a brollie...is that how ya spell it??? Sometimes we get a bit confused on the word differences...and we all speak English, huh???!!!

    You and Paddy look so cute in those pix...I would have loved the sausage contest...don't know if I could have eaten it slowly!!!

    Love ya lots!!!!

    Lacie and her brothers....

  20. Gee guys.....that sure looks like a really fun day...ya had so many doggies there....were they all rescues? If so it's sad but then happy too cause ya all found such special homes.....

    Dewey Dewster here.....

  21. We need some sort of fun day here too. Up in the sticks of Idaho there are no good dog groups. (Phoenix has a great Airedale group, but it's in PHOENIX!!!---114degrees---NO thank you!)
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie