There is a huge secondary benefit to being a dog owner, and that is the lovely, likeminded people we meet along the journey of owning and loving dogs.
DTI first met Clodagh when she did work experience with us; she then went on to adopt her own dog from Puppy Rescue, Bailey, the lovely chocolate cross breed. She attended classes from beginner’s obedience right up to advanced agility with many workshops and seminars along the way too with Bailey. They have gone on to win the Scrufts competition at the Pet Expo 2008, Game Night at DTI, and bringing home many rosettes from the agility competitions they have taken part in. All of this has been down to Clodagh’s dedication and hard work.
I first met Clodagh at agility classes who I was attending with my own dog, Charlie. Charlie and Bailey became firm best friends, with me and Clodagh becoming good friends shortly after!!! Clodagh and Bailey always bring lots of fun and laughs to our agility training sessions and to our competition days out.
Clodagh has been accepted to study Veterinary Medicine in Budapest. She leaves on Monday to embark on her new career. We know Clodagh is going to make a fabulous vet and we wish her all the best in Budapest. We will miss her dearly but she has promised to make any agility practice and competitions when she is home. This Sunday she and Bailey have their last competition before she leaves. It promises to be a great day out. Derek, our fab agility instructor, is going to take over Bailey’s handling at training and competitions so Bailey doesn’t miss out on his training, which he loves so much.
We wish Clodagh, all the best, from everyone at DTI, and especially from myself and Charlie. We are going to miss you lots and lots, we can’t wait until you qualify because Ireland is going to have a super new Vet