Our long-awaited second Collie Convention will be taking place on Sunday 6 October 2013 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
It will be a wonderful opportunity to indulge yourself in rough collie matters and perhaps some collie therapy for those of you who are currently without a companion.
Indoor venue available if weather is inclement.
Everyone who attended last year had a fantastic time. Over 40 collies and their owners came along and we're hoping that this year's event will attract even more.
Please email or phone us for further information. Thanks.
T: 01789 269242
This was a special day to which we had all been looking forward. The weather was unbelievable - blue sky and about 20 degrees. Cars started to arrive promptly at 11 o'clock and we soon had collies congregating at the fantastic venue we had hired for the day.
It was wonderful to see so many rough collies - plus one smoothie and Bryn the smough - getting on so well. Apart from one little spat when a cheeky tri tried to muscle in on a football game, the collies behaved themselves impeccably.
It was an emotional time for us seeing so many members of our extended family so happy and very much part of loving families. And collie therapy abounded for those who are currently without a collie. It was unbelievable to see collies making a beeline for those who had come to find out more about who we are and what we do. Kalo, you were a star!
During the afternoon we went for a walk by the River Avon. We met some local dog walkers who were amazed to see so many collies with their owners walking in procession; we reckon we had 36 dogs in the meadow.
Thank you to everyone who came along - some of you had spent two hours or more on the road; so glad to know you enjoyed the day and that the trip was worthwhile.
Our thanks to Stratford Racecourse, in particular Ilona, for allowing us to hold our get-together at such a perfect and idyllic venue. Everyone was so impressed and appreciative of your kind consideration of our organisation.
We're hoping to post some photographs in the next few days - although we had our camera, we were somewhat distracted and failed to take as many as we had hoped. TTFN. Ros
Please take a look at the Collie Convention 2013 folder in the Photo Gallery section for more photos.
**** Many thanks to John Rae for all the following photographs he took during the afternoon. ****
HUGO WITH DAISY AND BERTIE
EVIE CORNISH - THE PRINCESS
LACEY, MISTY AND YOGI DOBSON
SHAY RAE (KALO IN BACKGROUND)
THE HURFORD TRIO
KODIE ASKS .... WHERE'S MY FOOTBALL?
BENJI HURFORD LOOKING AFTER DAISY THE POM
THE BURNS DUO - ZOE WITH JESSIE JAMES
MATTY - ON HIS BEST BEHAVIOUR!