What a Fabulous Day

We were kindly invited to join in with the Coton de Tulear walk in Cassiobury Park in Watford on Sunday the 24th of March 2019. The walk started at 1pm and we arrived around 1.10pm to see a small group of Cotons just setting off or so we thought. We got our dogs ready and set off to catch them up. As we crested the hill there were a sea of white fluffy clouds waiting on the grass below, all we had seen were a few of the participants.  It really was a sight to behold

We milled around with our dogs letting them get to know each other for a while until everyone had arrived. Lots more dogs joined, and we were ready to begin our walk.

Due to the beautiful sunny warm weather the park was very busy, so we attracted much attention from passers-by, some who brought their children to meet all the dogs and even ended up in the photos.

When everyone was present, we commenced our walk through the park which incorporated a walk along the canal and through beautiful parkland. The walked lasted around 45 minutes and concluded at the lovely café where tea and cakes were being served. There was a large outside area which was perfect for all the dogs.

In all we comprised around 40 dogs and their owners. There were Cotons, Havanese and Bolognese taking parts and we created quite a spectacle as we progressed through the park, delighting many Sunday afternoon strollers and their young children. We were asked lots of questions and there were many impromptu photo calls along the way.

We all eventually left around 4.30pm with lots of very tired dogs.

A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Jane Towers

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.