Yet again, huge thanks are due to the team of volunteers who manned the DBC stand at the Pet Show at Stoneleigh in the West Midlands on 23rd/24th July. Special thanks go to:
- Sarah Treadwell-Whitlock and Jayne Yardley-Gosney, who managed the team on Saturday and Sunday respectively, as well as setting up and dismantling it (Sarah also hand-made the wonderful sausage-themed bunting, and her teenage children were valuable additional helpers on the day)
- Iona Philips for arranging delivery of the banners and leaflets and doing her stint on the stand
- Catherine Jeremiah, Bev Campbell, Sarah Austin, Judy Mitchell, Caroline Gudgeon, some of whom travelled from as far afield as Swansea and Liverpool to help out, and Fleur Stewart-Smith, who stepped in at the last minute when our Standard dachshund representative on the very small stand was taken ill
- Last but not least, all the delightful dogs who were incredibly well behaved . … and very tired by the end of the day
The weekend was very hot, and very busy, but very worthwhile, with well over 200 inquisitive real and would be dachshund owners asking for advice … or just coming to have cuddles over the two days.