We were up early on Sunday, in time to see this amazing sunrise over the roof of our neighbour's trailer:
Else picked up Sadie and I and off we went to Bright Angel Park in Duncan. There were lots of people already registering when we arrived:
Dogs of every shape and size, every colour, every breed were there:
All shapes and sizes
The big and the small
Teeny dogs in cute vests
A fine looking rotti
Piper the Bedlington terrier
Brindle Mastiff - named Sadie!
Sadie, meet Sadie!
Or not - Little Miss Independence!
Tara, who wants a home of her own
And there were shelter dogs looking for homes:
Marshall, who also wants a home of his own
Billy and Dolly
There were local people and visitors. This young man, Billy, is twelve. He is an exchange student who arrived from Korea just a couple of weeks ago. He has been studying English since he was 9, and his speech is excellent! He was a bit nervous of Dolly (one of our Wednesday Walk dogs) at first, but soon they were unseparable. It was sure nice to meet you, Billy.
We headed off through the trees and up the hill:
Across the fields :
And back to the main gathering area,, where we chatted and ate and bought doggie stuff and played games and won prizes.
And many of the Wednesday Walking group waited patiently for their people:
Keeping an eye on each other
Well this sucks!
Sadie took a rest in the leaves:
And Tess and Archie waited patiently :
before we headed off to the river for a swim :
Honey, this lovely golden retriever/lab cross, couldn't get enough of the water - even though she didn't seem to like being soaked right through:
Even SPCA dog Elmo, who really, really, really needs a home (I love this dog!) got to join us at the river:
Everyone had a great day, and most of all Elmo, Tara and Marshall who got a day of freedom from the kennels at the SPCA. Know anyone who wants to adopt some lovely
Again, thanks to all who sponsored Sadie and me, financially or in spirit. It was a very good day, for a very worthwhile cause.