All the movers and shakers of the Advanced Dog Training Class* were there.
This is Arthur. Swiss Entlebucher, financier and raconteur - he is super bright, runs a bank, often abroad for tax reasons, loads of character and woofs, yips and growls his way through dog training, he has lots of anecdotes and some really rude jokes. Possibly. I don't speak dog. But that's what I imagine. Much in demand as an after-dinner speaker.
This is Darcey. Bouvier des Flandres, fashion icon and lady. Jackie Kennedy was a Bouvier too. So Darcey is very refined and stylish, I can see her in an Oleg Cassini suit and pillbox hat. Monty stares at her longingly with his mouth open but she is out of his league. Darcey is best kept away from any blonde bubble permed poodles, the sort that might sing "Happy Birthday Mr President".
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There was tinsel.
Hmm, always one greedy gutzer pushing in at the buffet..
Standing on things.
Everyone got tired and emotional and had to be driven home.
In short, a cracking party.
* Laura Ward
Minds Alike Animal Training and Behaviour