Dogs’ Refuge Home Open 2015

Today the 22nd of November 2015, the Dogs’ Refuge Home hosted its annual Open Day, a fun day out for all the family and their furry four-legged friends.

The Kid and I had originally intended to get there by train and on foot, as the Sunday bus service was infrequent to the Refuge Home. At the last minute, though, I decided to do what I’d never dreamed I would do…I decided to drive the 48km there.

My little car, Missy Meep, must be charmed. Either that, or my driving isn’t half as bad as I thought. We got there just before 11am. The festivities had only started an hour before, and already there were lots of people there.

I got so excited seeing my favourite dog, Django, and with him giving me his usual exuberant welcome of hugs and slobbery kisses, that I plum forgot to take photos of the Home open event until much later.

Anyway, here are a few photos, to give you an idea of the festivities on this very hot day. I pity the poor people who had volunteered to sit “In The Dog House” to raise money for charity, it was really a very hot day, with temperatures in the mid to high 30s.

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I did shoot a couple of videos as a virtual tour of the Dogs’ Refuge Home, but I can’t figure out how to download them to WordPress without first having to upload them to my YouTube channel. This I will do when I get home tonight, but right now I’m writing and posting this off the hoof.

While we were there, it was announced that one of our long-term residents, Tango, had just been adopted. He’d gone into foster care a couple of weeks ago, and today Clemence, his foster Mum, had decided she wanted to formally adopt him. Her little 4-year old boy, Luca, was beside himself with excitement.

And so it was a happy day for Tango and his new family. Clemence decided she wanted to give Tango a bath at the City Farmer’s hydrobath stand, so Pilot, a fellow volunteer and I accompanied him there. When the nice City Farmers folks at the hydrobaths heard that Tango had just been adopted and was going home, they very generously waived their fee.

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Good luck, and Bon Voyage, Tango! ❤

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