Tuesday, August 23, 2011
First Annual Rescue Dog Show!
Back in September 2003 - I had just gotten Buttercup a month earlier. I was so happy to finally have a little dog that I could take everywhere with me. I had made a purse to carry her around in, and my friend Tara and I decided that we'd go to the Halifax Kennel Club show out in Exhibition Park - we thought it'd be the perfect thing to take Buttercup to - a DOG SHOW!
(this is the very first photo I ever took of Buttercup - back in August of 2003 - do you think she looks any different compared to now?)
So we got to the front entrance and the lady there took one look at Buttercup and said - "You can't bring her in here! She is not a purebred dog - she is not being shown here. She cannot come in!"
I was horrified. Buttercup was perfect in every way - no different than any other dog that was in the building that day. I knew nothing about the pupurebreed dog fancy at that time and I was determined that at some future point - Buttercup was going to be allowed to go to Kennel Club shows because of my ability to dog politic - somehow.
I now know much better - that is never going to happen - mixed breed dogs are not going to gallavant with purebreed dogs at kennel club shows - what if they had some germs that spread? (that was one reason given to me at the time) - as well - it just made for too much excitement for the dogs being shown - another reason given.
In this regard - our worlds will never meet.
But Atlantic Small Dog Rescue has decided to create a new world - and on Saturday september 3rd at the Hants County Exhibition Grounds in Windsor Nova Scotia - they are going to have the 1st Annual Rescue Dog Show!
There is going to be a "Parade of Rescues" that you'll be able to enter your dog in - there are going to be lots of fun activities - Silvia Jay will be there talking about "Mindful Leadership" - usually her seminars cost about $60-$75 - so you'll be able to hear her speak for the very low admission price of $2 - that alone is worth the drive!
There is also going to be flyball and agility demonstrations as well as a fashion show.
There is also going to be a fashion show - as well as a vendor alley - so bring some money - because you're going to have a chance to spend it.
It's going to be a lot of fun! The day starts at 10am and ends at 3pm - so show some love for your rescue dog - and come to the first annual Rescue Dog Show.
I'm sure that this is just the first year of many years - you can find out more by visiting the Atlantic Small Dog Rescue's website - or by going to their facebook page - you can also email the event coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org