Friendly Group Met in Southea Today

We had a great MEET UP in Southsea today. The setting was lovely, the lake, the beach with the backdrop of Southsea Pier – what a lovely place for a Sunday morning walk. And, the weather was kind to us again, thank goodness. We met by the lake and Debbie, took us round the lake, over the road and along the beach. The 2 young male Bolognese Phillip & Benson, really got on well chasing each other at high speed!

Greens Cafe were happy to accept so many dogs and we even got a small area to ourselves. The dogs were really good in the cafe. Brendan & Phillip won the raffle and we also sold some lucky dips making £21 for club funds. The lady working in the cafe awarded Handsomest Dog to Phillip and Prettiest Girl & Waggiest tail to young Minnie. It was lovely that Becky Mulligan came to visit us in the cafe as she is at University in Portsmouth.

The MEET UPS have been a real success this year, we have made friends and met new dogs & their owners. People have had a chance to ask questions to other Bolognese owners and share tips and memories.

No more MEET UPS till next year, maybe we can find some other lovely places to go.

More pictures of today on Facebook, CLICK HERE to view

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson

FOUNDER MEMBER Belstown Bolognese. I live with 3 Bolognese and live in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. I own 3 Bolognese and show the youngest Harry. I also work part time as a support worker. I originally chose the breed for my daughter to show as a Junior Handler, but she has grown up and number of dogs have grown too! I originally trained as a Veterinary Nurse, as well as managing large show/breeding/boarding & quarantine kennels. I progressed to the commercial sector in sales and marketing of pet products, including running my own PR agency for pet related companies. Along with a few other like minded enthusiasts, we started this club in August 2015 as we felt the breed needed an information centre and a friendly group where people could share their views and learn more about the breed, so I started The Bolognese Dog Club UK. I have bred 7 litters, but don't breed currently.