And the band played on…

Despite the weather not coming to the party, Bark in the Park (which was relocated to the beach because of a waterlogged park), was enjoyed by those brave, courageous souls who did attend. This canine friendly social was held on Saturday 14th July between 12 and 4pm. The event was well organised by Sally Cargill from the Bays Community Centre – but, and let me stress here, this was NOT the weather Sally ordered!

Holly (age 12) and her brother Micah (age 6) had gone to a lot of trouble in making up individual doggy treat packs with a tennis ball too. They also arranged the Dog-Irami stall in Phoenix Plaza, with colouring in pages for the passing children and toys and treats for pooches who were down at the beach or out and about in the village. Holly was kept really busy.

A wide variety of hounds popped hairy heads in to say hello and the weather played no part in dampening their fun! Even the band “Vermeer”, who relocated from the plaza and set up in front of Penguino’s Ice Cream Café, played on under cover.

A great opportunity for some doggie socialising and meeting new dog owners as well as some very familiar faces. A chance to trade old dog tales and learn new tricks!

A true testament to the perseverance of our dog loving community who are out there in rain or shine with their four legged friends.

Definitely an event to repeat so look out for details in the months ahead. And well done Holly!

(First published and permission to post by ShoreLines Magazine)