First Mannie Mooch in Cornwall – Seaton Sands – 30 September 2018

Janet Palmer writes: The first Mannie Mooch in Cornwall got off to a flying start in lovely weather at one of the most dog friendly places you could ask for at Seaton beach, near Looe in Cornwall. Only just into Cornwall so a reasonable drive down from Devon.

The Mooch was initially suggested by Mike Gumbleton and then I joined him to help organise.

We started off with a lovely Sunday Carvery at the Smugglers Inn which allows dogs anywhere in the pub and some 10 of us and dogs enjoyed a delicious, reasonably priced meal.(Mostly humans for the meal!). We then met the other moochers outside on the green and set off for a wonderful walk along Seaton beach which is all year round dog friendly and always accessible whatever the tide. It is reasonable walking as well.

Present were myself Janet & David Palmer with Lily, Annie and Esme, Lesley Badock, Mike Gumbleton, Sam and Taz with Marvin the Manchester, Arnie his BFF the Jack Russel and Laylah and Teddy who were honorary Mannies for the day. There was Ruth Calversbert with Keeta , Willowe Keeley and Robin with puppy Remy (congratulations on coming the furthest and staying overnight!),Dave Meeks and Penny, Angela & Trevor Norwood with Puppy Elkie, Stephen & Julie Higenbotham with Rosie, Marsha and Dean with Ruby and Marianne Tregonning who joined us as hoping to have her own Manchester in the not too distant future.

All the Mannies were very well behaved and had great fun running around with each other and other dogs they met. A particularly fast and fleet footed french bulldog was having a whale of a time. Also whippets various whata-poos? other terriers and collies all joined in although quite a few were somewhat fazed by so many black and tans!

There were no arguments and poor little Arnie was worn out retrieving the ball for the mannies who would run into the sea after it but not retrieve it! The two pups both had a moment of madness and disappeared in the wrong direction with new found friends and had to be retrieved by their owners but stayed with the pack for the rest of the time. Rosies trick of charging up to me and barrelling into me nearly had me on the floor several times ( I have the bruises!) and Esme could not get over her sister Ruby having an identical bark to her!

At the end of the afternoon a number of us popped into a cafe with all our dogs for a lovely cup of tea and cake (for those not still full from lunch!). I am not sure when they put a sign out saying all dogs welcome whether they envisaged the number of Manchester Terriers that arrived! However we were made very welcome and apart from a bemused bull terrier who got barked at for invading their space an excellent time was had by all.

Everyone who came said they enjoyed the afternoon immensely It has been agreed that we will arrange another Mooch around the festive season when it appears I may have suggested mince pies and mulled wine!

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