A little flavour of what's in store...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Barking mad dogs and englishmen

Two woofs, one bark and a yip (that's nice photo jigsaw in doggy speak) as we discovered, after being invited to take along our display of personalised photo gifts to the Phoenix Working Trials and Obedience Society - Companion Dog Show last weekend at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

The weather was warm and sunny and around 200 owners and dogs took part in various show trials throughout the day.

At one time or another, most of them took shelter in the shade of our gazebo (bought especially for the occasion) and a good chin wag (and tail wag) ensued about the photo gifts on display.

We also took along some new items to gauge public opinion before we unleash them on the photo gift buying public and all received a very enthusiastic response.

Amongst these new items were a personalised cushion, car window sunscreens and a new deluxe photo panel option. We'll be adding them hopefully over the next month.

There were also enthusiastic enquiries from several local motorcycle clubs with regards club t-shirts and mugs!

So we're now looking into other similar venues where we can perhaps display our photo gift line-up.

As well as supporting the event by being there, we were also delighted to support the tombola and the grand raffle with a photo gift voucher for a medium deluxe photo panel. I wonder if they'll order in time to enter our pet picture competition?

A few thank you's (it's a bit like the Oscars isn't it?) - firstly to Gareth Howell - the Show Manager and his team for putting on a superb show as well as tracking us down to invite us after seeing our display at a local car showroom open evening.

Secondly to Mary and her husband from Spangles Grooming Parlour who came to my rescue in helping to put the gazebo and generally providing friendship and banter in the lulls between visitors to our displays.

Remember, you've still got to the end of June 2008 t enter our pet photo gift competition - just order any photo gift personalised with a picture of a pet or other animal and we'll pick the best picture and the winner will receive a free deluxe photo panel personalised with the winning picture.

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