2 weeks ago
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Trin took me along to 'Whippet Pride 2006', the UK's premier 'all-things-whippet' show, at Westonbirt Arboretum. This was the queue for the muzzle stand, where things got quite heated as a rumour spread around the site that the muzzles were almost all sold.
These are typical 'whippeteers', the man one is distinctly cool with his 'fag' whilst the woman one displays a small tease of arse cleavage. Both had travelled the 5000 miles from Bolton by canal barge, but didn't realise until they reached the show that their whippets had drowned after falling overboard on a sharp bend near Chorlton-cum-Hardy.
This was the main arena, where popsters 'Embrace' thrilled the crowd with eighteen songs about whippets and associated breeds, including 'Pimp my Muzzle', 'I Bet That You Look Good on the Show Floor' and 'I Predict a Puppy'.
Star guests were the Four Tops, showing off their flash new show suits and finely-honed physiques. Singer Bud Chanterelle's bitch Honey won the 'Pup the Judge Would Most Want to Take Home With Him' class whilst drummer 'Sticks' Gayguy and bitch 'Serena' won the 'Best Six Legs' class.
Posted by Steve Sainsbury at 11:47 pm