Darlington’s Dog show.

Well you wouldn’t believe it but last Friday (16th September) I had a day out of the office. I was confident that too much damage couldn’t be done in the space of one days absence, and so decided I would go and supervise David (one of our sales team) to ensure that my food was being well represented at the Darlington Dog show.

I was slightly worried when the rain started as soon as the engine turned off, but luckily it was only a light shower and soon passed – although the sun didn’t make a massive appearance at all!

David was easy to spot with his massive branded gazebo, a lot easier to find than the entrance (yes I did walk with purpose in the completely wrong direction, until a lovely Scottish lady pointed out my error) And I was pleased to see that he had opened up packets of treats and food so people could ‘try before they buy’. I was pointing out to David that it wasn’t fair that just because I knew how good my food is I couldn’t try, when my attention was taken by a big brown dog wearing a bright orange fishnet scarf!

That’s when I really looked around properly for the first time and I have never seen so many dogs together in my life – they were all different shapes, sizes and colours. Some were part of massive packs, others were on their own, some walking nicely on leads (a lot better than I walk on mine) and some were being pushed around on little carts. The owners were all dressed in the Sunday best and I noticed that the dogs all looked rather spiffing too! There were lots of different rings with things going on so I left David with strict instructions on how to behave and went for a closer inspection. I did a quick once around all the stalls (mine was clearly the best!) before turning my attentions to the dogs being judged and you will never believe what I saw….

They were me’s, lots and lots of me dogs! Well I had to stand and watch, it was so exciting and I even got to say hello to a few of the winners up close and personal!

 After they had finished the Bassett Fauve de Bretagne puppy class I thought it was time I headed back to the stand and supervised David some more. I had such a lovely day and got to make lots of new doggie friends, I also managed to carry out a full assessment of David and he does an OK job so look out for him at future shows.

My first blog!

Hello how lovely to meet you!

My name is Basil and you will probably recognise me as one of the two faces of Harringtons Dog food.  I am clearly the more cultured of the two and so have decided to nominate myself as the ‘voice of Harringtons’ making it my job to keep you updated about the life of a famous pooch.
 

At the office

 
My credentials are:
 
Name: Basil
 
Age: 4 (Born June 2007)
 
Breed: Basset Fauve De Bretagne (A French Breed) but born in South Yorkshire.
 
I live and work in Yorkshire, but I have some French blood in my veins from a distant relative (my mothers’ grandmother I think), and I am sure it is the French blood coursing to my veins that has led to my refined pallet.
 
Although I am famous, a hard days work is not beneath me and I spend most of my days at the office ensuring that everything that leaves the factory with my face on it is of the highest standard! A responsibility that I do not take lightly!
 
When I come to the office I have a very strict routine, starting with a tour of the office before a quick snooze under a desk, I don’t have a favourite spot and share my affections equally around each of the office staff.
 
I appreciate for a first blog this is rather short and sweet (a bit like me) but I have to hurry home and pack. Harringtons is being launched on the Canadian market as we speak and as I know there are discussions in Canada next week they will obviously need my input.

Now where did I put my dark glasses …..?(Just incase)