Sunday 10 April 2011

Spit or suck?

After months of anticipation as winter departed, our first show arrived - the weaning and halter training was done, the trailer hadn't moved for months and had been checked, and we'd made a plan for easy round-up in the morning.

                     As soon as we arrived I saw her - she had been at the Futurity, and now she was here -                      were we destined to be together?

Bramley was in the junior female fawn class, a class of 20 divided into two divisions of 10 - 17 turned up, and to our surprise the judge had us all in together - placings went to all of the older ones, and so there was no feedback on ours, but she behaved well, and we have other chances coming up.

Today was Ambrosia's turn in the Intermediate Female White class - a much smaller group with quality competition , and so I was quite happy that she was given 4th place, with some positive compliments from the judge.

                 She wasl here again today - but was she for sale?

From my perspective the venue and organization were very good, though with a few short-comings.

                I made conversation with her owner - it seemed she was available - but could we afford                 her and justify her puchase? ...and does she spit?

               Then imagine my delight to discover... not only does she not spit, but she sucks!         and                   she's in  the shelter tonight
               Welcome  to our new 'poover'...

And now here are six ducklings hatched on friday:


  1. Congratulations Ambrosia!

    I knew you would give into that purchase eventually Dave. No spitting but watch out for constipation on wet days!

  2. Well you all, great show results ! Now you have a new excuse...those fields will be sparkling !!......Jayne

  3. Well done Dave. Sorry we couldn't be there to see Ambrosia in the ring.
    Happy sucking!

  4. Ha Ha, has "she" got a name yet? surely not "Poover".

  5. Dave - check you out!

  6. Karen, I think we share a look that says, "drat, someone else has won this class then"!