Supporting agility dogs with specialist lifetime cover
believe this is the first Agility Hall of Fame in the world. It's here to
recognise the outstanding achievement - and longevity - of dogs and / or their
handlers in our sport. Nominations welcome.
Catch a Dream
Lesley Wilks has nominated her gorgeous, little sable girl Catch a Dream
Lesley said, ‘Kat
is my soul mate, my special treasure. She has even managed to drag me up
to Grade 7. For the past two years, she has run Anysize. I retired her
from KC shows at Dog Vegas in September where she did her last run under
Carol Stanley, and actually won the class. We were all in tears.
As I help out at their shows, she did a couple of unaffiliated Bitz 'n
Bobz but now, age 13, she has run her last. The last Bitz show was also
quite emotional because she’d saved her paw money and bought a large bag
of biscuits so every dog competing there could have one.
Have a healthy retirement, Kat.
Jane Cameron was not active in 2018, she was a member of the Senior
Agility League from the start. She won a trophy for three successive
years with Borderstorm Lincoln Imp after which she retired from the
League. And that's why we have nominated her for the SAL Hall of Fame.
Due to ongoing health problems since the virus which struck 20 months
ago - the day after she lost her Kai - she has decided to retired
from Agility altogether this year.
She said, 'Despite encouragement, it is time to sadly admit my Agility
days are over. It was great meeting you all and I will continue to watch
you from afar. It was such fun while it lasted.'
Once again Jacky
Oriss and the amazing Oh Ted! topped the Senior Agility League (again), winning
the Allsorts category with a stunning total of 4647 points. Ted is now 10 and
slowing down a bit, but he is still ran away with the 2017 Senior League.
'Ted is 10 now and slowing down but he is still a, I am sure going to miss
him when he is no longer around. You are right he is a star, I had no idea
how much my lovely red pup would become such a friend to me, and we would
share so many many happy times together. He is a real a star and I am proud
of his achievements along with his 101 bablies, grand and great=grand
Ted becomes our
first nominee for the newly created Senior Agility League Hall of Fame.
second nominees are Jennifer Rothwell and her Bedlington X Poppet. This pairing
has often been in the places in the League and we would like to recognise their
Jenny said, 'With
me being 80 in August and Poppet 14 in May, we are both no longer 'spring
chickens, but I think agility is her favourite sport so we are continuing as
long as we can. No doubt she will let me know when she no longer wants to do
it. I think her weekly hydrotherapy swim keeps her fit and well. She is an
absolute sweet little lady that everyone loves.'
Both dogs have
received amazing (and enormous) rosettes marking their achievements.
First published 17th January 2019