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Crufts.... Katalyst Style....

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Katalyst, Mar 8, 2017.


  1. Katalyst

    Katalyst A Lanky Lurcher and a Delinquent Dobermann

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    So.
    In usual Kat style, I find myself sat alone in a restaurant with a decent real ale and a burger on its way.
    The show may not start until tomorrow but oh my the agro I've had today....
    A huge thank you to a well known online booking platform for cocking up my reservation so heroically... despite confirmation emails detailing the correct dates, I got to the hotel to find that said platform had booked me in for tonight and then for Friday to Sunday. I have no bed for the night tomorrow and it took an awful lot of ringing an round to find somewhere that had had a lucky cancellation for tomorrow that hadn't yet been rebooked.
    The staff here have been nothing short of awesome and have gone out of their way to sort it. I've even got chatting to a few who are doing the show themselves tomorrow.
    Let's hope that the rest of my week goes rather more smoothly because so far, it's been rather stressful.... especially after my OH rang to tell me Maude had eaten a whole donut!
    Seriously.... he's been alone with them for 12 hours!

    I shall update with constant pics over the course of the next 4 days.
    Brace yourselves.... pics are coming.

    Those of you heading to sunny Birmingham tomorrow, have safe journeys and see you there!
     
  2. Pappychi

    Pappychi PetForums VIP

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    See you there!

    Just relaxing with my wine before my four day Crufts kicks off!
     
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  3. JoanneF

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    I wish I was going now!
     
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  4. Katalyst

    Katalyst A Lanky Lurcher and a Delinquent Dobermann

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    Woohooo! See you there! I have a pint of ale in my hand right now.


    I'm also sat on table next to a very posh and demanding older man who has just ordered a pint of ale, a large white wine, a glass of water and a whiskey to go with his starter.

    He's entirely alone. His head is going to throb tomorrow morning.... which pleases me, because he keeps slinging me judgemental looks and muttering because I am here alone and drinking beer.
     
  5. Katalyst

    Katalyst A Lanky Lurcher and a Delinquent Dobermann

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    Come anyway! Get your tickets on the door!
     
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  6. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    It's a long long way ... I need to plan for next year with accommodation etc. I may not use an online booking platform tho!
     
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  7. Westie Mum

    Westie Mum PetForums VIP

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    Have a fab time !

    I'm going Saturday :) but thankfully it's less than half an hour away on the train!
     
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  8. Katalyst

    Katalyst A Lanky Lurcher and a Delinquent Dobermann

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    I highly suggest you book direct... there are not words for the level of pissedoffery I was trying to keep a lid on earlier....

    On the plus side, I can recommend a lovely B&B!
     
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    Dogloverlou PetForums VIP

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    Oh jeez what a cock up! Thank goodness it's all sorted now though.

    Enjoy yourself. The pizzle wagon's first outing tomorrow :D
     
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    I think I'm excited and terrified in equal measure. Hopefully you're getting the traumatic bits over and done with early, and the next four days will flow along easily with no more hitches :)
     
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  11. Sairy

    Sairy PetForums VIP

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    I'd love to know where you are staying. I used to work at one of the hotels right by the NEC. We will be there at Crufts today. So excited!
     
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    Biffo PetForums Senior

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    Are you there yet?

    Im so excited, can't wait for Sunday.
     
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  13. BrackenFlight

    BrackenFlight PetForums Senior

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    Luckily i dont have to deal with hotels - my oh has family right near the NEC.
     
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    Sairy PetForums VIP

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    Just arrived! Got stuck in traffic :-(
     
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  15. Katalyst

    Katalyst A Lanky Lurcher and a Delinquent Dobermann

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    The King's arms in knowle.


    I got in early so I've been here since 8. I'm now sat down to watch rally.

    The wagon currently contains 4 XL pizzles :Hilarious
    I've also got details of the place they come from for you all.
     
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    Thank you xxx
     
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  17. BrackenFlight

    BrackenFlight PetForums Senior

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    May we see the pizzles of glory? :eek:
     
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  18. Hanwombat

    Hanwombat I ♥ dogs with eyebrows !!

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    Have fun! Wish I was going now but far too much on and not much money so pointless really. Hoping next year :)
     
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    The pizzle wagon is stocking up on ammo :Cow
     
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    We've been going around the stands and watched the police dog display. Bought Holly one of these DSC_1468_crop_800x1000.JPG
     
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