Saturday, March 09, 2013

Crufts, Past Dogs and Memories

Crufts always makes mummy a bit sad, it used to be the highlight of her year when she had her three Rottweilers Roma, Soldier and Meegan.

She never missed it and always took showed them there, although it was at Earls Court in them days.

They never got placed at Crufts but it was just fantastic that they had qualified, as only the best get that honour.

Soldier and Meegan 
Sometimes I think she is a little sad that I was only ever shown as a pup as I never grew big enough to show as an adult, so I never qualified to go. 

Mummy has been to Crufts a couple of times since Roma, Soldier and Meegan crossed the Rainbow Bridge, but she says it's not the same without a dog and doesn't really enjoy it at the NEC.

You may remember that Meegan was my surrogate mummy, which you can read all about in my Jackanory Stories.

Meegan

Although by the time I met her she was a distinguished old lady and had lost a hind leg to Cancer, but still young at heart.

I never got to meet Roma and Meegans half brother Soldier as they had gone to the bridge by the time I arrived, but I have heard all about them and I'm sure we would have been firm friends.

Soldier was a Pets as Therapy dog, and one of the first if not the first, Rottweilers in the country to do this job. Very soon his son Marco joined him too and they visited our local hospital together for many years.


Soldier

Roma was a special lady and mummy says she was a once in a lifetime dog, although I did think that was me. She saved mummys life by preventing her from walking down a path in the woods, she kept blocking mummys way and pushing into her every time mummy told her off and tried to get around her.

All of a sudden there was a massive cracking noise, a massive branch crashed down through the trees, and landed right where mummy would have been if Roma hadn't been so clever about stopping her.

Mummy was 8 months pregnant at the time so Roma saved my hooman brother too, I wish I could have met her and shook her paw for being so clever.

Roma
So tonight I will be sitting on mummys lap watching Crufts, gazing at all the beautiful ladies and getting over excited when the Flyball comes on. 

Because I don't need to go to Crufts to know 
that I'm a Champion.


Badger Boo's Daft Adventures


 



24 comments:

  1. You are definitely a champion, Badger! Thanks for the great stories!

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    1. **blushes** Thank you Coralee and Finn, I'm so happy you enjoy then xxx

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  2. Badger those were just lovely tributes. Enjoy the show with mum. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thank you Molly, I have to confess I curled up on mummys lap and went to sleep BOL x

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  3. Woof! Woof! I can tell from the way they stand. PAWsome SMILE too. Happy Black n White Sunday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. Many thanks Sugar, hopes you had a pawsome B+W Sunday too x

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  4. In the US my breed is still not even recognized to go to shows, so I am no show dog but I am ok with that, I have my own path. That is wonderful about how the other dog saved your mom's life. My mom is still sad about her first dog that passed away years ago, but she also has wonderful memories. It would be bad if she did not miss her as it shows how much she loves us doggies :)

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    1. That is so very true Miss Emma, We never want our mummys to for get us.

      That's sad that your breed can't even be showN on the import register, but what great news about the Petite cousin winning BIS at Crufts, first one ever!!!

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  5. Wow. What impressive dogs and what an impressive story of a dog protecting a human. I love watching the Crufts dog dancing competition and the mutts doing agility. I usually end up missing the actual show because I am usually at work or in bed by that time.

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mummy's dogs. It can be quite sad to lose a dog you know.

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    1. Thank you Miss Mel, it's a sad fact that our hoomans live a lot longer than us, but we will do our up-most to fill their lives with joy, love and happy memories, whilst we watch them from the Rainbow Bridge.

      Mummy tried to teach me doggy dancing but I wouldn't do it BOL x

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  6. What an excellent story. We pups need to remember that our people love us all . . . just differently! Lee and Phod

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    1. Thank you Kten that is so very true, we are all unique with unique love to offer and receive x

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  7. What a wonderful and amazing story! Thank you for sharing that. I believe we are all champions in our own way.

    Loveys Sasha

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    1. We most certainly are, us pups are the Champions of the world BOL

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  8. Nice looking dogs in Black and White. Nice to meet you and thanks for submitting your black and white photo to our hop.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, I do so love this hop..

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  9. What a great story and beautiful doggies!

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  10. What a wonderful story about your family! But like you said, you're a champion too!
    I'm very impressed that Dawn could manage three Rottweilers. That's amazing. I have trouble enough with one strong dog! XXX Joanne

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    1. Thank you so much Miss Joanne **blushes**

      She actually had lots more than three, I thinks the most she ever had at one time was 14, cos she used to foster rescue Rotties, and also kept all her old dogs when they retired from showing as she never parted with any of them... xxx

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  11. Always a champion Badger. A really great post.

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  12. Badger you have the heart of a champion and that makes you super special!

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    1. **blushes** Thank you Oz you are so kind, I think we are all champions xx

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