LOWDOWN Summer 2008 page 30

BUTCHERSHOLE ☆ Friston Forest:
4th May 2008 ☆ Jean Miller

We were lucky to have this walk during the wonderful weather that the South East is experiencing.

There was a total of 23 grown-up Bassets plus one puppy Basset, Josephine, who was, of course, not old enough to do the quite long walk. We were particularly pleased to welcome so many new members (including a family from Ashford, Kent on their first Basset walk), particularly as when arrangements

were made we didn’t realise it was a Bank Holiday.

It was also good to see Pauline and Chris Waters with their three Mini Wirehaired Dachshunds, two of them managing to do the whole walk. Chris carried the 13 year old some of the way. We were also very please to see Judy and Jacqui who have had quite a lot of ill health recently, but both seemed in very good spirits.

We ended with a picnic in a clearing in the woods. Dusty and I were grateful that we did not have to use up left-overs for the rest of the week as most of the food went quite quickly.

Our next walk is an evening one and we are meeting an hour earlier this year, as if you remember, it rained as we had our picnic and it was dark by the time we finished. ‘Hope to see as many members and, of course, their hounds on the 15th June.’

(Ed. Another great walk on a beautiful morning. I know that I speak for everyone when I say how marvellous the forest banquet was. All the refreshments were generously supplied by Jean and Dusty - so many thanks to them.).

Please note: The branch committee requests that puppies under 10 months should not undertake the full walk - however, they may to be brought to the venue and introduced to the pack.

WINTER ISSUE OF LOWDOWN ☆ DUE OUT IN EARLY DECEMBER.

Pictures and reports from all our summer celebrations and much more. Articles - including first-hand reports from the Nationals in Dallas,Texas !

We were lucky to have this walk during the wonderful weather that the South East is experiencing.

There was a total of 23 grown-up Bassets plus one puppy Basset, Josephine, who was, of course, not old enough to do the quite long walk. We were particularly pleased to welcome so many new members (including a family from Ashford, Kent on their first Basset walk), particularly as when arrangements

were made we didn’t realise it was a Bank Holiday.

It was also good to see Pauline and Chris Waters with their three Mini Wirehaired Dachshunds, two of them managing to do the whole walk. Chris carried the 13 year old some of the way. We were also very please to see Judy and Jacqui who have had quite a lot of ill health recently, but both seemed in very good spirits.

We ended with a picnic in a clearing in the woods. Dusty and I were grateful that we did not have to use up left-overs for the rest of the week as most of the food went quite quickly.

Our next walk is an evening one and we are meeting an hour earlier this year, as if you remember, it rained as we had our picnic and it was dark by the time we finished. ‘Hope to see as many members and, of course, their hounds on the 15th June.’

(Ed. Another great walk on a beautiful morning. I know that I speak for everyone when I say how marvellous the forest banquet was. All the refreshments were generously supplied by Jean and Dusty - so many thanks to them.).

Please note: The branch committee requests that puppies under 10 months should not undertake the full walk - however, they may to be brought to the venue and introduced to the pack.

WINTER ISSUE OF LOWDOWN ☆ DUE OUT IN EARLY DECEMBER.

Pictures and reports from all our summer celebrations and much more. Articles - including first-hand reports from the Nationals in Dallas,Texas !

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

Butchershole ☞

first published in LOWDOWN

editor Tony Roberts