Today our breed has reached an amazing milestone. With the arrival of Kylo from the Czech Republic we have 100 Entlebucher Mountain Dogs resident in the UK. From the first one to arrive in 2003, to the tenth in 2008 it has taken us a further ten years to reach a hundred and we are absolutely delighted. Our Club will officially be ten years old next year and it is exciting to be able to celebrate with such a strong base to build from.
Welcome little Kylo, we hope you are your family will be very happy together.
Whilst you may just think we can’t count, since our last update we have found out about two Entlebuchers we did not know had been imported. That means that little Kyra Dreamer vom Goldachtal is our 99th UK Entlebucher. Kyra arrived in the UK last night and is now settling in with her new family.
We are delighted to have news that there are two more Entlebuchers in the UK than we previously knew about. Bolishes Happy Ranch (Red) and Brown Lenny Happy Ranch came to the UK last autumn. That brings our numbers to 95. Wonderful news and welcome to you both.
Cracker gave us her mileage from yesterday which took us around Regent’s Park to our meeting point. There should then have been five for the final walk, but poor Salvo and Izzy were struck down with gastro-enteritis overnight and were not well enough to travel to London. After all their hard work it was very sad they couldn’t be there and we send them our best wishes for a speedy recovery. That meant Sybil, Bella and Wilma were our representatives and walked the final stage from Regent’s Part to the Embassy on a beautiful sunny autumn day.
Our welcome at the Embassy was lovely and we spend a happy twenty minutes talking about the breed and our work to help Heidi. Thank you to all
the Embassy staff who helped to set this up, it was a great day for us and we were delighted to present the Ambassador with a picture from the UK Club to mark the occasion.
Thank you to all the dogs who have taken part in the walk and to all our supporters. We are still taking donations at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi so please do send in any sponsorship money or donations. It will all go to enable Heidi to have the final operation she needs.
Today we set out on the final stage before going to the Embassy in London tomorrow. Salvo and Izzy added 2.15 miles each. Then Dickens adding 4.4 miles took over to take us to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Sybil and Basil added 1.5 miles each to take us to Tower Bridge Road. Babeli, being a very cute but slightly independent puppy, chose to take us a different route with her 2.6 miles to get everyone to where we are meeting up tomorrow. She finished her stage at Clerkenwell before pawing over to Cleo. Cleo used her 2.6 miles to get us to London Zoo at the northern end of Regent’s Park. And that is where Bella, Wilma, Sybil, Izzy and Salvo will meet tomorrow to walk together for the very last stage of the walk.
With many of the dogs on the stand at Discover Dogs today there were not many walkers. Salvo and Izzy set out and did 2.1 miles each. Then Dickens took over and added 6.25 miles, which was further than he’d planned because of a detour as a result of some sheep being fenced in with an electric fence. Finally we have a new walker joining the walk for Heidi as Cracker (red paw print) joins us to add 4 miles to our total and gets us as far as Sittingbourne.
Today’s walks have brought us back onto English soil. Dickens has added 8.55 miles over the last two days and got us back onto dry land. Wilma, Alfie and Shadow then each did 1.3 miles and Salvo and Izzy did 5.2 miles each. Which means we end the night in Kent having just past Canterbury.
Today was a little quieter than yesterday Elliot got us off to a start with 4.4miles then he pawed across to Salvo and Izzy who added 1.9miles each. Aristotle had a rest today as his legs were hurting, so it was Shadow’s turn to add 1.3 miles and then her son Dickens added 4.3 miles to the total, brining us into Calais. After that Wilma went out and did 1.3 miles. It was Sybil who had to get her paws wet to start the Channel swim and Basil followed close behind they finished the day with 2.7 miles to Sybil and 3.5 miles to Basil. Which means we are now stranded in the middle of the Channel so it’s a really good time to sponsor us to get to the other side!