Have we seen the last of the disruption caused by the dreadful Covid? I sincerely hope so. There is so much to look forward to, with both Championship Dog shows and Game Fairs being held at the usual time of year instead of being cramped into 4 months! We have all missed out on our regular Otterhound social activities, and I aim to hold the walks on a much more regular basis from now on. There are new Teckelgarth Otterhound owners who haven't yet experienced the fun of promoting the breed at Game Fairs, or the fun we have in the evenings when the public have gone home and we are sat outside our caravans sharing numerous bottles of Prosecco, Henny's and Stella Artois! We didn't have any puppies to introduce to either the show ring or the Game Fairs last year, but we are looking forward to bringing out Ismay, Ingot and Indefatigable (Gable for short) in April when we attend the first Game Fair over the Easter weekend at Thame Show Ground.
Last week we had the pleasure of spending a few hours with the delightful Alan Titchmarsh filming for his Sunday morning program "Love your Weekend". We took along, Crassus, Ebony and baby Gable for a small article about scent hounds during the program which was screened on ITV on Sunday 20th February. Our hounds had a great day, and won the entire film crew over, many of them taking selfies with Crassus! Mr Titchmarsh was very knowledgeable about the breed and had clearly met Otterhounds before.