Willowlawn the Fortune Teller at
(Xanthos Tom Foolery J.W. ex Willowlawn The Gypsy
Date of birth :- 14th July 2000
Bred by Mrs Chris Ashton
A VISIT TO OUR ROOTS
In July 2001, as guests of The Golden Retriever
Club of Scotland we made what was for us, an historic and truly
memorable visit to Guisachan.
Deep in the idyllic wooded countryside of the Scottish
Highlands stand the ruined remains of what was once a beautiful
Georgean mansion set in some 200 acres .
In the 19th century Guisachan had been the "Country
Seat" of The First Lord Tweedmouth,now proved to be the breeder
of the origins of the Golden Retrievers we know today.
So it was that some 40 or so Goldens with owners
gathered in the shadow of the ruin, to feel the atmosphere and
to walk with our Goldens in the very fields where the history
of our lovely breed had its beginnings.
There were no sombre thoughts,on thecontrary ,spirits
were high and everyone joined in the "Dog-Based " fun
and games .
One popular game was a ' Fun Scurry: '-For this,a
dummy was thrown into rough grass some 60 -80 yards in front of
the line and dogs released one at a time to retrieve it.
A small prize was given for the fastest retrieve.
Below we show Ghillie's first ever Scurry....
WOW Isn`t this fun
Here it is Dad