Lappy walk I organised over Hankley Common, a fabulous location just up the road from me in Surrey but not so easy to find for everyone else.... When I saw how many cars were sailing past the lane entrance, I decided to park up with my boot open so that people could see the Lappies & would realise they were on the right road. I then proceeded to speak to the many drivers who pulled alongside & I explained that they needed to drive to the end of the lane and pull into the car park - also known as 'follow the sound of the barking!". I did have a bit of a fright when a lady pulled up & wound down her window - "are you here for the big Lappy walk?" I asked, "no, I'm here for the big German Shepherd walk" was her reply - YIKES!!!!! Actually I have to say that the GSD people were lovely and in fact came to the rescue when a couple of Lappies went AWOL - but moving swiftly on & mentioning no names .....
The walk was incredibly well supported with 25 Lappies present. There were some potential new owners on the walk - and what better way to show off the breed then to have people see them at their worst ha! I don't think we managed to put anyone off though. It was so lovely to meet again with T. Jaska, my Sisko's brother, looking amazing at 10.5 years old! It was definitely a family affair as also on the walk were Leks and his full brother Dante from the Kantri litter along with half brother Anakin from Peppi's first litter. Ruska got to meet five of her furbabies from her Jako/Glazyr litter - Enni, Luna, Kaura, Kali and Loki aged 8 months. Determined not to be left out was little Pretzel from my Taffel Salo x Peppi summer litter. Roope from my Nalle litter came on the walk and would have been reunited with brother Kimi had my directions been better and errr, they hadn't ended up walking on the common on the opposite side of the road! Ah well, they found the pub OK (which is the most important bit right?) and Kimi got to come in and watch us eat :-) Apologies if I've forgotten anyone!
It's not difficult to see why I love homing my pups in the South East!
Huge thanks to Dave Page's brother for these photos although the first couple & the crappy last one are all my own work ;-)