Saturday, 30 October 2010

Fox Terrier Fun Walk 23 Oct 2010

Yep - it was time for our 4th Fox Terrier Fun Walk - once again it was in Brighton on the promenade of the Undercliff walk. We were really worried because there was a lot of rain predicted - but as we approached Brighton it was sunny! Very Sunny! So we were thrilled! The power of the terrier paw!

We met at Brighton Marina - it took us a while to take photos and get everyone organised - and we were a very loud bunch. As per normal we were asked to move along as we were creating a lot of noise and becoming a distraction - which we feel is appropriate for all those terriers! The video is a little calm - we were much louder! This made D and C smile a lot - there is nothing better than energetic terriers!

or it is on YouTube (We have had a lot of problems with Blogger this morning!)
Fox Terrier Fun Walk 4

There were 16 Wire Fox Terriers, 6 Welsh Terriers and 2 Irish terriers and associated humans!

A great turnout for an uncertain day (at least weather wise) - we had to hang around until D and C could get photos sorted, ho hum..

We walked to the first stop - which is the cafe - but it was a challenge - as the waves kept breaking against the wall and drenching the people on the walkway! D, Me and Paddy got hit by a huge wave and were drenched! Here is an example of what we are talking about

By the time we got to the cafe - we were wet and hungry - we stopped and had coffees and sandwiches - very civilised. There are some great photos on Facebook (click here) or Flickr (click here) - they were taken by Colin's human - Michael Lyons - he is a professional photographer and it shows - there are some great shots! J1 also took some great shots and you can go the Flickr page for Forever Foxed.

Some brave souls ventured on to Rottingdean - then over the cliffs back to the marina - there was a black cloud on the horizon - and it got us! We were hit with cold, sleety type rain - but thankfully it lasted for less than 10 minutes and then went. The sun came back out and dried us for the last bit of the walk.

Paddy got to walk with his new pal Colin, and Noodles - they helped keep him on the straight and narrow - he used them to bounce off of when he walked - so he never slipped into the road - so you see terriers are good assistance dogs!  This is a photo taken by Michael Lyons of the 4 terriers - Paddy safely in the middle of Noodles and Colin - this is one of our favourites! 

We got to meet so many of our pals and make some new ones - it was a great day. J1 and Noodles arranged the lovely goodie bags - sadly we ate ours and there was nothing left to photograph but a plastic bag.

In case you are wondering - my paws are ginger again because my allergies have hit - D wanted to get me all pretty for the walk - but I hate baths - so she thought as it would rain she would wash me when we got home. So if I seem a little 'grey' blame D! Our next blog will have a clean me - promise!

Lots of licks
Sally (and Paddy)