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What an Honour

Post by Hen-Gen » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:59 pm

Mystifies me but I’ve been invited to be the time keeper in the forthcoming Fetlar Sheepdog Trials. This is the local equivalent of receiving an OBE. Problem is that if I make any mistake it will go down in local folklore for way beyond my lifetime. It was sold to me as “you get a free fish and chips lunch”. How could I refuse!
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Re: What an Honour

Post by Marigold » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:41 pm

Congratulations! An honour indeed. What does your dog think of your promotion?
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Re: What an Honour

Post by Hen-Gen » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:53 pm

It’s a bit discourteous to refer to him as my dog!
Oh, sorry, you mean my real dog? It will probably stay at home on it’s satin cushion eating Maltesers.
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Re: What an Honour

Post by Marigold » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:26 am

In that case, I hope the event will be televised for him to enjoy.
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Re: What an Honour

Post by LadyA » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:04 am

Hen-Gen wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Oh, sorry, you mean my real dog? It will probably stay at home on it’s satin cushion eating Maltesers.
And laughing at peasant dogs that have to work for a living?!

It is an honour to be asked to do something like that though, isn't it?! Of course, it brings to mind that episode of All Creatures Great & Small, where James Herriot was asked to do duty at the local Show. :lol: Best of luck with it!
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Post by MrsBiscuit » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:15 pm

We had a friend round to dinner the other night and he came with his 9 month old cross breed dog. He said she was a cross between the local sheep/goat guarding breed, and the same kind of animal from the next region. Frankly she looks nothing like either, and she is a blue merle, which I haven't seen here before, although grey is one of the recognised colours, and she looked a bit like a young blue heeler. Anyway, she made me think of your dog! It turns out the Mum is due another litter soon but I can't quite face training such an active breed after my experience with a young pointer earlier this year. Good Luck with the Trials, and congratulations! I wouldn't have thought I would happily sit and watch One Man and His Dog (I hope its actually called One Person and A Dog or something by now) but I do. Just don't let any competitor overhear anything you might say about them/their dog to anybody else. I still haven't forgiven an egg show judge who wasn't actually judging that day but still called my eggs overweight (by sight). Luckily I had my rosette by then, but she is still on my hit list. And they weren't!

Will you be taking triple timekeeping apparatus, just in case?!
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Re: What an Honour

Post by Margaid » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:43 pm

Sounds a fabulous but slightly scary opportunity Hen-Gen! Well done! Hope it stays dry for the trials.
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Re: What an Honour

Post by Hen-Gen » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:25 pm

Thank you kindly and yes, it is a bit scary. But in this community we all have to put ourselves out there.
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