We are well into the local agricultural show season now and today we paid a visit to the local Rusland Show. Dougal and Casper naturally accompanied us and of course Connie was keen to show Dougal in the hotly contested Pets Competition…
It's a tense wait in the show ring for Connie and Dougal.
...and they're off. Connie heads the show procession, following 'the voice' of all these local shows.
The massed ranks watch with bated breath.
There's a lot of contenders in the line up - dogs a-plenty plus guinea pigs and rabbits.
Connie and Dougal get quizzed by the judge. I'm not sure muddy paws on his jacket and chewing his tie will help much Dougal!
Waiting for the judges announcement (I think that is a guinea pig in the box in the background!).
A rosette - second in show. Well done Dougal, a great first effort! Unfortunately he didn't win the 'Waggiest Tail' competition (there was one, honestly!) but I think on his day, Dougal would win that one hands down.
Dougal proudly sports his rosette back at home. (I'm not sure what Connie is doing!).