Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Paws in the Park 2009 - The Brown Torpedo
Sunday 13th September saw day 2 of Paws in the Park - a weekend dedicated to dogs and their owners. Set in the grounds of the Hop Farm, Kent there are lots of activities for the dogs to try out and stalls for their staff to spend money. MM Sizzles & Poppy M made the journey and met up with MM Poppy B in the 'Terrier' Racing (there was no breed restriction for them on this day!) Poppy M did very well in her first round, coming 2nd despite crashing into a hay bale that was on her blind side! Poppy B (aka The Brown Torpedo) amazed the crowds with her speed and her reluctance to let go of the fur rag they had to chase. She did her staff proud by winning all her heats before going on to win the grand final.
Dash n Splash was also an unusual attraction. The idea being for the dogs to launch themselves into the water to vie for the spot of top dog with whom could go the furthest. Despite Poppy M & Sizzles' love of water back home, they shied away from this trembling. Obviously the water was neither dirty or smelly enough!
A run round the agility was a definate order of the day with all the owners getting worn out and Poppy M making a dash for freedom - I think she'd heard us talking about tea & cake & was off to place her order!
A good day was had by all and a definate must for next year.