The weather was foul - but the attitudes were great...
Despite a very windy morning and a forecast maximum temperature of 39 degrees, we had approximately 25 dogs with their carers participate in the most recent Doggie Day Out.
We changed the venue this time - with the walk starting at the Berri marina and following the Lions walking trail to Martins Bend. One couple that participated were both 85 years old, and while they didn't make it all the way to Martin's Bend, at least they joined in. It just goes to show that age is no barrier to getting out and having fun with your dog, if they can do it, so can you!
Another couple that joined in the fun were visiting the Riverland from Adelaide, and are members of a dog walking group in Adelaide that meet regularly.
Most of the dogs stopped at Martins Bend for a swim before completing the return journey - and some of the owners enjoyed a refreshing dip in the river also.
The sausage sizzle was a challenge considering there was a total fire ban on the day, but after numerous false starts we did get the sausages cooked in time for the walkers to return.
Mary Geddie once again organised for RSPCA merchandise to be available for purchase on the day - I bought a great diary for next year and a really groovy cat bowl. There was also "Happy Tails" tails and ears available.
All the funds raised have been forwarded to the RSPCA in Adelaide to assist with their valuable and never-ending work.