Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Yarnton were visited by some four-legged friends when their home hosted its very own dog show.
Five award categories and resident judges
There were five categories, most handsome dog, prettiest female, most obedient pooch, waggiest tale and cheekiest dog, with the eight entrants being awarded points for each category.
Four of the home’s residents Joyce Dempsey, aged 89, 95-year-old Olwen Whyte, Carol Allpress, 70 and 92-year-old Joe Dean were the judges.
Joe, who used to run a pet shop in London in his younger days, said of the event: “I loved it. I really enjoyed it and it was nice to see all of the different breeds – I used to run dog shows so it brought back many memories. My favourite breed is the Labrador.”
Competition was great fun!
The home’s activities leader Becca Tudor-Price, who organised the event and whose pooch Buddy, a cross between a Beagle and a Spaniel, came third place said: “Our residents had so much fun and absolutely loved the competition. They had such a lovely time.”
The winners of the canine-themed contest, which was open to the pets of the residents’ loved ones and the team, were in first place Jack Russell Dotty, owned by deputy manager Sue Dowler, followed by Labrador Tickle, owned by a member of the family of resident Liz Ashley, with Buddy (above) coming in close behind. Each of the winners got a delicious doggy treat for their efforts.