Zuki models the Rovernighter at Crufts 2016

Posted By Hazel Winstanley / 11th March 2016 / Days Out / 1 Comment

Hi my dog friends,

Guess where I was yesterday? Me little cross-breed Zuki was at the BIG dog show Crufts! Not that they let us Cross-Breeds actually take part unless in agility or such-like BUT I was there to model the Rovernighter www.rovernighter.co.uk; @rovernighter .

SO Hum packed up our stuff in the morning – my postcards to hand out; food, water, treats etc. and off we set to the big exhibition centre called the NEC outside Birmingham. She should have set off earlier ‘cos we got stuck in traffic and we were late getting to the stand. Naughty Hum.

Anyways we found the Rovernighter stand (Hall 2, 139) and Ruth had set it up so it looked really very good indeed! There was a big banner with photos of Samson and Bron on it and leaflets with a lovely photo of me inside (the one taken by Joe from @boundersphoto).

The Rovernighter is a really fab idea of Ruth’s. It is a travel bag with pockets for toys, treats, bowls, food etc. which then unzips and converts into a bed for when you are away. Having modelled for the photo shoot I was really happy to show off how comfy the Rovernighter was for all the visitors to the Stand. AND I must say dog pals, modelling like this is much easier than the photo modelling – all I had to do was sit or lie in the bed and look my super cute self 🙂

I was extremely popular it seemed and lots of people wanted to come and give me hugs which was nice for me and good for Ruth as she could then talk to them about the Rovernighter. AND everyone said how gorgeous and well behaved and just wonderful a dog I am. Take note Hum!

Hum and I went walk-about a few times to hand out leaflets and my postcards telling people about our hotel listing website. Crufts is a BIG place – lots and lots of people with trollies and bags and just legs everywhere! Hum had to carry me at times in case I got stood on! There were lots of stands selling lots of stuff for dogs – leads, silly clothes, toys, treats, food, grooming stuff and lots more.

Fortunately Hum avoided buying me any silly clothes but visited @Fish4Dogs to pick up some yummy treats. We also saw a stand that had ‘Kill Puppy’ toys (puppy toys like my first toy who sadly had an accident and ended up a bit dead one day). Hum said I couldn’t have another Kill Puppy as I had already destroyed 2 but I could have another toy at the end of the show if I continued to be good.

We saw lots of proper Poodles and Bichons getting ready to be shown and also in the show ring. Well you know what my friends, I is real glad I is not a pure breed ‘cos Hum would want to show me if I was and those poor dogs didn’t look happy with all the grooming and clipping and brushing and fluffing up they had to have done. Some of them shouted at me – think they was jealous of how I was just walking around all happy and natural and a bit messy 😉

So we did our meeting and greeting and handed out lots of postcards and leaflets and then spent more time on the stand. And I must say I really did take to my Rovernighter.

I had said at the photo shoot that Hum needed to get one for me so as she didn’t look like an old bag lady turning up to hotels with my belongings in plastic bags and hey! I realised this was my opportunity. I wiggled around in the Rovernighter and put my scent all over it and took my chew into it and made sure I rubbed that over it too so REALLY it couldn’t go to anyone else ‘cos I had made it MINE.

And indeed Hum realised that I was right and we needed this so at the end of the show she bought it for me 🙂

Thanks Hum, Thanks Ruth and Thanks Crufts for a wonderful day!!!


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One Comment

  • Margaret Oliver
    12th March 2016 at 2:35 pm

    What a great idea for rover night. Zuki sounds like you had fun.

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