Saturday: Well what can we say, Hugo started his weekend on a high! Arriving with minutes to spare he managed to win 1st in the Hounds class at the Dogwarts Fun Dog Show in Urmston and then devoured a tasty treat from the Betty and Butch stall. What more can a dog ask for!
After losing the Handsome dog prize to Hugo’s best buds Basil and Ralph we took a short break from the dog show and visited nearby Flixton for Lunch at J.Parkers Garden Centre. In the main the garden centre inside and out is dog friendly, apart from the inside of the cafe but as the weather was so nice we were able sit in the outdoor decking area. The food was really tasty and also well priced. We will definitely like to visit again to try the lovely looking cakes and maybe buy a plant or two for the garden.
Back at the dog show Max a stunning German Shepherd took home the prize for Best in Show, but despite not winning Hugo had a blast and came away with his snout held high a red ribbon to boot.
We would definitely recommend going to a Dogwarts event, even if you don’t want to take part in the classes it’s a great way to socialise your puppas and doggos.
Dogwarts usual day to day work includes dog training and dog walking in the Trafford and Manchester Borough. Hugo could definitely benefit from a training class or 10… we may even find ourselves with another red ribbon for the best trick next time. Errmm well maybe.
Sunday: Dragging Hugo out of his bed after such a busy day showing off we headed to nearby Uppermill in Saddleworth. If you have never been it’s a small village on the edge of the Peak District National Park and Dove Stone Reservoir.
Uppermill has a good choice of tearooms, pubs and cafes but after trundling up and down the High Street we decided to grab a sandwich to go from Buckley’s Bakery and found a nice spot in the park to plonk ourselves down. The sandwiches had a generous portion of meat so Hugo may have had a few sneaky pieces of turkey whist he was patiently waiting for us.
We then had a walk down the canal towpath that runs by the side the village, this is a great route that can be as long or as short as you want to make it. As always Hugo was stopped by lots of lovely people (hence the lack of photos of him today) but he doesnt mind the attention as he loves being fussed over.
Its definitely worth noting that on a sunny day parking in Uppermill is difficult, but if you drive around enough you’ll find a spot as someone leaves. We managed to find a 2 hour parking place, which coinsidentally happened to be nearby the bakery! So of course when we returned to the car we picked up some cakes to take home for us humans… it’d be rude not too (or is that just us).
Don’t worry about Hugo he still has lots of treats left over from yesterday to enjoy, that’s if we are able to wake him up that is!