LEADING young Enniscorthy dog handler dog handler Catherine Broaders showed that she is a wizard with a paint brush as well as in the show ring. The 11 year old from Shannon Hill was declared winner of the youth art competition run at the famous Crufts dog show in England.
The painting was one of her terrier Tip, who was missing at the time that the piece was sent to Crufts after he was stolen from her father's back garden. The dog later came to light and the competition was forgotten about until a big parcel arrived from the UK.
The prize included passes to the show, so she spent the weekend at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Meanwhile, there is still no sign of Bullet, the young dog who was also taken from the yard in The Duffry at the same time that Tip was stolen.
He was due to compete with Catherine at the big St. Patrick's Day dog show at Cloghran in Dublin on March 17 but Bullet has not been seen for more than a month despite intensive enquiries and the posting of a substantial reward.