Sunday, May 15, 2011

MY DAY AT THE RSPCA MILLION PAWS WALK

Hey! Milo, here. Yesterday Ros and I went to the R.S.P.C.A. million paws walk. It was our first one ever and we both had a fantastic time. Unfortunately Angus could not go because he had been unwell the day before and had to be taken to the vet but he is much better now. So yesterday when Ros woke up she seemed very excited about something! I went over to see what she was up to and she told me we were going somewhere very exciting today. About half an hour later I saw Ros grabbing my leash so I knew it was time to go. I jumped up and ran outside. Then Ros said that I could now get into the car as it really was time to go. I was very excited. A little while later we had arrived at our destination. Once my humans had got everything out of the car we headed off to the million paws walk. This was the first time we had ever gone so we were very excited to see what happens there. Once we had arrived we could see heaps of doggies everywhere but the first doggie I got to say hello to was one I already knew because she lives where we live! My human had a very nice talk with her human while Kelly and I said hello to each other.



















This is Kelly.
After we had finished saying hello we went to find the entrance and this was what we saw once we saw once we got in. People and doggies everywhere!! Oh, boy! I was so excited.






































Just look at all the doggies. After having a look around with my humans for a little while we heard that the walk was starting so off we headed to start the walk. The walk was three kilometres which was just the perfect distance as it allowed you to do some exploring but still have enough energy to still say hello to everyone when you had finished. So off we headed on the walk with me leading the way.





















At the start of the walk we went over this little bridge then around in a big loop. The walk was held at a place called President's Park. It's a huge paddock area with a large lake in the middle and some lovely old gum trees on one side. There were heaps of people there out to enjoy the walk with their doggies.





















Here I am having just started the walk. It was just the most beautiful place ever as you can see. There was just so much space to run around. Doggies are allowed to go when they want to go walkies and there is a path the whole way around. Here are a few photos of me on the walk.




























































Saying hello to a very nice Husky. Isn't she beautiful? After saying hello we had to continue with our walk. I was given this nice bandana when we arrived and I think it looks very nice against my chocolate coat.




















So off we go continuing on with our walk. We saw heaps of doggies everywhere as we started getting to the end of our walk.





















The walk is almost over. Just a little further to go. On the way back we said hello to a beautiful Alaskan Malamute and a Chocolate Labrador.






















Aren't they beautiful?
After the walk was over we went to say hello to all the doggies that were there. Aren't these doggies cute in their little outfits?





















So being the sociable boy that I am I made lots of friends today and my first freind was a Gordon Setter. While our humans watched us we did a proper doggie hello to each other with lots of sniffing and wagging tails.





































His owner was very nice and after we had finished saying hello I went to say hello to his owner and she gave me a scratch on my back. I loved it as you can see from the big doggie grin on me face.




















So after saying hello to this doggie we continued on and quickly found another doggie to say hello to. The next doggie we ran into was a sixteen year old Dalmatian doggie. My poor human was not able to get a good photo of the dalmatian face so this is the only one she managed to get. Next time I will make sure the photos are up to my standard. He was a very nice doggie.




















Here I am saying hello doggie style. After saying hello to this doggie Ros took me to have a drink and the people that ran this day had buckets of water everywhere. After having a drink I went to say hello to more doggies. Then I wanted to have a little rest as the competitions were starting. The competitions were bigggest and smallest doggie and the best dressed doggie.




















This is the smallest dog competition. The winner was the toy poodle at the end. It was just so tiny that it was only just bigger than my front paw. As the winner it got a little doggie bed in pink. It seemed very happy with it and lied down in it straight away. All the people were amazed at how tiny it was. Here is a photo to show you just how small it was.





















Isn't it so tiny? Then the next competition was the largest dog competition. Unfortunately my human did not manage to get any photos of the largest dog competition but the winner was the Malamute that we saw earlier. So the last competition was best dressed.




















The winner was the doggie in the pink dress in the background. So competitions were over I went to make some more friends and the first doggies I met were two Brittany Spaniels. After saying hello to each other we were instant best friends. We bounced and play bowed to each other for a good five minutes. Actually we had met these doggies at the pet expo a few months ago.





















Aren't they so pretty? Next I said hello to a beautiful female yellow Labrador. Isn't she so pretty?





















Next we met a big doggie that was a cross between a Bull Mastiff, Pit Bull and Rhodesian Ridgeback and while to some he might look scary he was a big teddy bear and we became fast friends.








































Here we are saying hello to each other. The next doggie I said hello to was a Chocolate Labradoodle. She had very nice eyes as you can see.




















The next doggie we saw was a blue merle Australian Sheperd that was very photogenic. You can see from this photo that it thinks so too as it tried to get its nose as close to the camera as possible.





















Hasn't he got a very handsome face? Here he is saying hello to me.




















So after saying hello we went for a little walk around and had a look at some of the stalls they had set up. There were some interesting things. In one stall was a doggie photo person and lots of other doggie things. All of the doggies that went got a bag full of things to take home and I got a tug toy and three Frisbees so I can't wait to play with them. One of the stalls even had a little mascot. A very cute little Pug.




















Then Ros saw two Shar Pei's so she went over to get a photo of them. This was her best photo.





















After this we were starting to think about going home as we had been there a long time and I was getting a bit tired so off we headed to the car. Before we got there we ran into more doggies and of course I just had to say hello. The first doggie we met was a French Bulldog and to tell the truth I was a little unsure about him as he was making some very strange noises so after saying a quick hello we moved off. After we had moved away Ros explained it was just him breathing and that's why he was making the funny nosie.





















So then we ran into a very big yellow Labrador. He was even bigger than me but we had a great time saying hello and I have my paws crossed that one day I might meet him again so we can have a play.









































So I really hope I see him again. On the way out we met two Long Haired German Shepherd puppies and I Loved saying hello to them as well. One was four months old and the other was five months but they were all ready bigger than me.




























So after saying hello to these two doggies we decided to go home. We had a fantastic time and I hope we can go back to President's Park one day as it was such a nice spot. Once I got home I fell asleep straight away. I can't wait till next year's walk. I had such fun.

4 comments:

  1. That looks like a fantastic time and so many lovely dogs!! We bet it was fun!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

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  2. What a fabulous time! And so many dogs!

    Wow there where no Danes, Irish wolf hounds, deer hounds or St bernards there to win the biggest dog? Thats very odd!

    New Zeland has an SPCA walk ever yyear - its called the wag 'n' walk, sounds like the exact same thing! We never win the biggest dogs competion, there is always a bigger dane or and Irish wolf hound there! This year we are going to enter the best trick...I think we have a good chance, how many dogs can push a pedestrian button!

    Our to favourite dogs that you met is the dalmation and the gordon setter :)

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

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  3. Wow what a great walk to go on. We love your fancy new bandana, we'd love one of those. You met sooooo many new dogs, it was great seeing all the photo's. They were all lovely but we especially liked the labradoodle, she looked very chilled out. Have a good weekend, Dex & Lou x

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