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Harrogate small animal show 2012

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So who's going to the show next year?

Any one in/around Leicester going? If so, can I ask for a lift for my boyfriend and I? Happy to pay our share of petrol. :D

If I can find a way to go I want to try and get some good show/show-line mice to get me started.

also can I buy maxeys at the show?

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Rosewood said:
I'm going, no way I'm missing it. And my OH is finally coming. Took her long enough to get interested :D
Lucky you! My other half is not interested at all, unless she is squealing over a new born animal! lol

I will be there, on the train.
That's good i suppose! Will stop me being tempted to buy any mice.
I'm looking to it even more now... :D

Not looking forward to the train journey though! hahaa I have to get up at 4am! :shock:
I have to get the first train from bexleyheath to be able to get to kings cross in time for my train to york at 7am! Ack! hehee

Shouldnt be too bad, I get up at 5:45am regularly for work.
Yeah, my ticket is £92... thats the cheapest i could find it. and it'll take me over 5 hours of travelling to get there.
the only thing that will tempt me in the auction is if there are some truely stunning ivory/cream or champagne satins in there. lol
i have a feeling you would be right!
According to the website, photo's are NOT ALLOWED to be taken in the show hall at all. They are really cracking down this year, since they have had trouble with 'fluffies' taking pictures of animals in pens and putting them everywhere screaming animal abuse.

So if anyone does try to take pictures in the show halls, be careful, you may end up getting chucked out.
Its more the people that are 'these poor animals, bred to death just for thier looks and forced to sit in tiny pens or boxes to be poked and prodded at by judges' blah blah blah...

Its only going to get worse, what with the petition by the RSPCA 'Bred for looks, Born to Suffer'... granted thats only for Dogs at the moment, but it will get worse.
Hopefully not in my lifetime.
Well... I can spot you, and SarahY and Loganberry... hehee Probably more I have missed.

SarahY looks very serious. LOL

Cait... I want to steal that cream and that cham, so very very gorgeous. I need pale selfs and satins again!! Anybody got any spare? :D
I remember the first time i saw a pic of that even... God, if i had spotted that mouse in a litter I think I would have wet myself! hahaa.
Can you pay for a photo pass on the door Kelly?
Ohhh yes, in the Cavy fancy its terrible. Even most of the 'serious fanciers' are fluffy honestly. Well compared to the mouse fancy they are! haha
Don't get me wrong, I have many friends who are 'pet people' I respect them and thier right to be 'pet people'... then there is a step up to 'anti-show, anti-breeding, anti-buying, rescue only people'

But getting back to 'pet people'... they are the reason why the rat fancy is scary :shock: They are the reason why the hamster fancy has gone waaaay down hill, they are the reason why sub standard stock is bought and sold as 'showable' in the cavy fancy, and every other small animal fancy too. Let them keep and love thier weedy looking runts. lol The core of the mouse fancy needs protecting from this happening. I guess we are lucky that mice are not everyones cuppa tea!

I do love my pigs... especially my pe creams, they are so gorgeous. But my husbandry with them will be no different than with my mice! I will use rigarous selection, substandard stock will not stay in my stud, and culling of sickly animals will happen. end of. (Dont be repeating that Kelly! lol)
I can think of at least 3 people who would crucify me for saying that at the next Kent show! haha
I do hope they are available at the door, otherwise I will be taking pictures outside with the smokers! Lol
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