On Friday 11th March we headed to Crufts. Emily travelled from Hertfordshire, bringing our information leaflets and the copies of her book, Natascha and Sylvia travelled from Grantham together, with their car fit to bursting, with mugs, cushions, notelets and Natascha’s Vizsla Angel who was competing later that day. Amanda and Claire travelled from the Peak District bringing our float, receipts and the most important thing – lunch!
We all met at the Vizsla ring in hall 4 at around 7:30am all laden with goodies. Our stand was right on the edge of the ring so we had the perfect view all day of the beautiful Vizslas.
We set up the table, keeping everything quite simple and elegant with only a few examples of our stock on show and some perfect ‘ginger’ roses.
We had our stunning greeting cards which were illustrated by the exceptionally talented Gillian Heaphy, who also has a rescue Vizsla from us.
These were accompanied by our ‘Arthur’ range. Arthur is a rescue Vizsla who was rehomed last year to a lovely lady who is also a wonderful artist – Arthur’s drawing has been placed on a handmade cushion, greetings cards, notelets and a fab bone china mug.
We also had the launch of Emily’s Children’s book which she wrote staring her own Vizsla, Olive.
The day flew by with lots of people popping over to have a chat, ask advice about adopting a Vizsla, help with existing Vizslas or to buy some of our merchandise. We had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful Juta who is the star on the latest cards designed and sold by Gillian (some of you may have seen her competition running on Facebook). Gillian has very kindly offered a donation to Vizsla Rescue from the sale of these cards, which we are extremely grateful for.
All in all we all had an amazing time and want to thank everyone who stopped by to see us.
All products that were purchased go towards the upkeep of Vizslas in our care and any newbies that join us. Without your support we couldn’t do what we do and continue to help our wonderful breed so again, thank you from all the team!
Our Crufts adventure did not stop there and Amanda headed back up with Grant and Amanda’s gorgeous Viz, Agi. They were on the breed stand for Discover Dogs which allows people to learn more about specific breeds and meet and example of the breed.