Saturday, June 2, 2012
Maggie and Duke are going to the Whisker Walk, as there are at least 45 different shelters and rescues participating, plus over 50 vendors. A list of the groups, sponsors and vendors is here, most have special raffles, auctions and events at their booths. We found Lupine leashes for Maggie and Duke for only $7 each last time, there are lots of other great deals on gear and lots of treat and food samples. There are a bunch of food options for people too, from all sorts of grilled food to carnival food like cotton candy, candy apples and fried dough. Good thing there's a walk, there is ice cream too!
Preregistration for the walk is from 11am to 11:30am for those who are walking to support a specific organization and are turning in the donations they have raised. The line up for the actual Walk is at 11:50, with a Blessing of the Animals before the 1 mile walk at Noon, which is over mostly flat terrain.
There will be Frisbee and Flyball demos, a Reiki demo and Reiki for your dog and amazing pet photographers. CMDART, the Central Massachusetts Disaster Animal Response Team, has set up an agility ring where you and your dog can try out real agility equipment. There is a Canine Carnival where you and your dog can win prizes playing Tennis Ball Fetch and other games. There is even a "poop bag" raffle, where a deposit of a bag gets a free raffle ticket to win a pair of F1 Boston racing passes - who doesn't love indoor go karts? There is much more to see and do, it is really worth the trip!