Guide Dogs Pub Quiz

I’m just back from a pub quiz that our branch decided to organise for Guide dogs. It’s late so this probably won’t have any links because i can’t be bothered posting them.

There were 14 teams altogether i think. We were all going to just be as the branch, but alot of extra people turned up so we all were in different teams. That didn’t really make the treasurer happy, but these things change. A couple of us from the branch were in a team along with the chair person of
Angel Eyes Northern Ireland
And her family.

The teams were (Not in order):
“Wags and slags” (My team), “Faulty Headlights” (my friends team), “Scrambled egg heads” (My other friend was in that team), “Mucky pups” (Think the branch organiser was in that team), “Pampered pooches”, “Rasckle Rogues”, “101 Dalmations”, “Paws for thought”, what sounded like “Hayley”, “Knocked by a shilling” I think, “Ryans pride”, and i can’t remember the rest.

There were 10 rounds altogether. Each table had what was called the “Joker” which doubled your points if you used it before the next round. The rounds were based on a number of topics such as Pot luck, Ships, summer sports, colours, 2 music rounds, TV, a “W W” theme (we thought it was the world war but it was just “W” answers, “Famous animals”, “the 1970s”, and I can’t remember the other one. (Told you it was late and i’m tired!).

Some of the rounds weren’t really that good though, but it was all good craic.

The “wags and slags” came in with a score of 70 and a half points, and the winning team were “Paws for thought” with 99 and a half i think. They won a bottle of whine each. The losing team got 4 wooden spoons lol.

We raised £373. That was for each team (£5 per person), donation buckets along the bar, and “Card bingo” which is basically where you buy a pack of cards and if you get all your cards you win. I can’t remember what exactly what it was lol.

It was a great night, and even though some of the rounds were boring, it was still good craic. Well done to all involved!

The dogs were brilliant! I braught ushi’s nylabone in case she got bored, and she had a chew on that for a while. She was a total star! I’m off to bed now. Ushi is already there lol.


The "Guide Dogs Gals" Pub Quizz

Just before our last fund raising meeting, my rehab worker forwarded all te branch members an email from one of our admin team who is running the
Belfast City Marathon
At the start of May. To help them raise the money needed, our team are holding a pub quizz up in Belfast. My rehab worker says that I could probably go, as it would be just sitting around really. Here is the info from our teams
Facebook Page

Time: 07 April from 19:30 to 22:30
Location: Kings Head, Belfast

Description
We are holding a pub quiz at the Kings Head (opposite Kings Hall in Belfast) on 7th April 2011 to raise money for the Guide Dogs Gals marathon team effort in May. Entry will be £20 per team and teams can have up to a max of 6 people each. To enter a team please contact me (Ally) at alison.bennett@guidedogs.org.uk with your details and the total people in your team so we have an idea of numbers! Or phone the office on 0845 3727 402 for more information. Thanks :0)

I am still deciding whether to take Ushi or not. I’m thinking I might though as it will get her used to new experiences and that. Plus that would be leaving her for like 5 hours if i didn’t take her! I think she would enjoy going, and it means then that she will be used to that kind of environment. We will be in a room of our own, so that shouldn’t be a problem. I’m just a little worried about her spending. I mean usually she is spent at about 9:30, but if she isn’t spent for an hour later will she be alright? Obviously I will give her an opportunity before I go, when we get there, probably during it if we have a break, before we go home, and once again when we get home. Should I give her more opportunities to go? Should I even take her at all? Decisions decisions. I was even thinking I could even get her to lie down in the car?

Is there anything I should bring with me? I’m bringing her water bowl but should I bring anything else?

Normally she is alright when she has to lie down somewhere, although after about an hour she will get bored and stand up a bit, but I can usually get her back into a down again.

So any thoughts? Thanks! I’m sure it will go alright though!