Monday, 24 December 2007

To All our friends out there Merry Christmas and a very happy new year from all at the Bonmeshay Kennel.

There is a Santa after all ,the dogs 6 of them have gotten over the kennel cough they all had it in various stages and degree's of severeness.But all are now well i feel as though i have cabin fever as i have stayed at home with them but i am so relieved they are are well that's the only present i needed.We wait to see what the New Year has in store for us.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Kennel Cough

Things have been a bit miserable at home 4 of the dogs so far have the kennel cough and they are feeling a bit low.Evie the puppy was the first and so far the worse she had a bit of a time of it she coughed up so much phlegm it was scary,but thankfully she is OK now almost better.Next was Tootsie she had the cough but did not bring up so much,she was followed by Ruben he did not bring anything up just had a cough.Latest one is Leo he has a very dry cough and seem to be feeling quite low with it just wanting to lie quietly. They are all happiest lying around the fireside

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Last show of the year

Well it was Rubens last show for this year he will start again in the early new year along with Tootsie & Evie.He finished on a high note getting Best Of Breed and group 3 it has been an amazing year for him,getting junior Warrant at only 12months a large number of Best of Breeds Group wins and placings and a reserve CC .He went on to win best in show at Scottish Toy Dog and Best in show at North Of Scotland Toy Dog and still only 17 Months.Lets hope next year is also good for him.Its now time to enjoy a well earned rest by the fire.

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Tootsies win

Well tootsie got her first win to day since she had her pups her coat still has a way to go yet but she is getting there.Gillian showed her in Post Graduate class 13 entries and she won first place
(way to go Toots).Ruben won his Junior Class then went on to get Reserve Best dog.Best Dog was Shamal Topaz (Jinks)a Worthy winner he was looking fab.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Northern Eastern Champ Show

You would think i would have tided my self up a bit before getting the photo taken ,but hay ho its the dog not me that people want to see.What a day it was at Northern & Eastern Champ Show

Monday, 12 November 2007

Notheren Eastern Champ Show

What a day Gillian and i had at the Northern & Eastern Papillon Champ Show .I did not stay at home as first planned while Gillian went to the show, at my husbands insistence that I should go saying he would be Fine ( Ithink he was secretly thinking he would get some time to himself without me fussing).Any way off we set with Joan and her dogs in the wee sma hours(3am )arriving in plenty of time .The day started as any other getting dogs ready then having breakfast.Evie was first in but she wasn't what the judge was looking for but she is just starting out and she should do well.Ruben was next in he got 1st in Junior in a class of 14.Tootsie was also unplaced but she had a ball she loves showing, her pup Eve is just 6 months old so Toots has still to get her coat back, she did very well before being mated gaining her JW at a young age,I did not want to keep her at home till she gains her coat its not all about winning all the time and she just doesn't like being left behind. Well Ruben went into the dog challenge amid many lovely dogs the CC winer was UP AND DOWN,S FREDERIKE the Judge then moved down the line then asked the Junior class winner to step out i just did not regester for a few seconds he was awarding Ruben (Northlyte Timeless at Bonmesha) the reserve CC. Ever one was so kind and congratulating Gillian and myself it was fantastic the judge had some very nice things to say about him at the end of the show .I found it difficult to get to sleep on our return as I played it over and over in my mind .There was a couple of phots taken at the show I will post them on the blog when I get them. FAB DAY WAHOO

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Rubens hat trick

What a day Ruben ( Northlyte Timeless ) had at North of Scotland Toy Dog show he got 1st in Junior then best dog ,challenged the winning bitch then got the best in breed. He then topped it off by getting Best In Show under judge Mr S Goodwin .What a day we had i was so proud of him .He was on top form and feeling very pleased with himself and it showed he just bounced into the ring and said its meeee .Ruben has won both the toy dog show in Scotland not bad for a 14 month old dog.
My daughter is taking the dogs to the Northern Eastern Championship show next week i hope he goes just as well for her i am sure he will.Its my daughters puppy Bonmeshays Eve first show we are hopping she does well.I have to stay at home and look after the other dogs (boy will i have withdrawal symptoms )don't do staying at home very well.

Monday, 29 October 2007

Return from show

Well it just wasn't Rubens day he got a 4Th in his class.In Rubens defence he just did not seem to be his usual chirpy self he was a bit flat we all have our off days and this was his.We did have a nice day meeting old friends and catching up on all the latest news.Now time to relax till the next show

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Off to the show

Well Ruben and i are off to Midland Counties tomorrow another early start 3am (must be mad )
i Think Ruben would rather be in his favorite seat by the fire but i am just as sure Bonnie the one sitting beside him in the photo will keep it warm for him .Leo on the other hand is quite happy to sit on the mat and toast him self There are 200 Papillons entered for the show but one must go you just never know it would be nice to come home with a rosette any colour with so many dogs entered fingers crossed will up- date blog on Monday

Thursday, 25 October 2007


Ruben(Northlyte Timeless @ Bonmeshay JW) did very well at the Kirkintiloch & Lenzie on Sunday he got 1st in Graduate then went on to get best of breed.We are off to Midland Counties this coming Sunday with my friend Joan and her two dogs.Lets hope between us we can bring back some rosettes.

Saturday, 20 October 2007


Met Rubens Puppies three wee boy,s and two wee girls five weeks old they are such little cuties

Thursday, 11 October 2007


These Two little laddies Mesha (the Blonde) Lottie (the black and white) Shiddies make up the rest of our family.Both are puppy farm dogs Mesha had many health problems but now enjoys a very happy and health life (fingers crossed) she has a special place on my knee and is never happier than when she is sitting on it.Lottie is such a loving little dog and all that meet her fall in love with her, she is my husbands special girl and is devoted to him.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Agility Team

This is our agility team introducing Fern our Cairn Terrier,Leo our Papillon,and the Boss Bonnie .They have all done well this year and won out of grade one and are now competing in grade two and being consistently placed. They are finished competing for this year and will now train hard over the winter to hopefully win out of grade 2 next year.

Monday, 1 October 2007

Belfast Show

It was a good day at Belfast Show meeting old friends and making new ones. As you can see by Joan's serious (not) expression it's all in the preparation of the dog! Joan's pup Abbeyton Moonlight Shadow (Shady to his friends) was placed 3rd in Puppy, her bitch Abbeyton Some Like It Hot (Marnie) was placed 2nd in Post Graduate bitch and Abbeyton Isle Be Willin to Tri Bankshill (Wills) won the Post Graduate dog class. Unfortunatley it was not Angela's day both Serena and Logan went unplaced, but heigh-ho there is always another day. Ruben was placed 2nd in Junior dog and as you can see by the picture he is more than happy to stay at home relaxing between shows with his partner in crime Tootsie ready for their next big day out.

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Big Day Out

Ruben and i are off to the show at Belfast we are getting our lift at 1-45 am on Sunday you would think at my age i would know better and stay under the Duvet (boring ).Ruben may have other ideas about it but i am sure an extra cuddle will make up for the early rise Toots is looking rather smug as she is getting to stay at home.

Friday, 28 September 2007

Tootsies (Abbeyton to Sweet to Kiss at Bonmeshay JW )& Evie

Evie is Tootsies pup and she will start showing in November.Evie is my daughters dog i hope she gets as much pleasure in showing her as i get showing her mum.

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Ruben with Judges who judged him best in breed at Scottish Toy Dog

This will be first attempt at using a blog site .Thanks to my friend Joan who with great patience has tried to explain it all to me and in setting it up. We will wait with baited breath to see if she has succeed in bringing me in to the technological age.