Dogs on show at Enfield care home
Residents of Southgate Beaumont Care Home in Enfield were last week treated to their very own version of Crufts, after friends and relatives brought in a selection of dogs.
Nine hounds were entered into the mini-competition in all and were judged according to a number of attributes, including best smile, obedience and waggiest tail, the Enfield Independent reports.
Gillian Graham, manager of the home, said the event was so successful that they are thinking about holding it again next year.
"Everyone really enjoyed it and we had a great turnout – it was very popular," she told the newspaper.
"The research shows that having a dog can reduce blood pressure so we thought it would be good for our residents to get the chance to see and pat them."
It follows reports in the Droitwich Advertiser that residents and staff of Westmead Care Home in the town recently staged a blue-themed day to raise awareness of prostate cancer.