I woke up at 8:00am on a Sunday morning (for those who knows me, knows how I hate to wake up so early on weekends), it was raining. Tempted to just continue sleeping but my cats would not let me alone. They have been trying to get me to wake up since 7:30am. Anyway, I got ready and reached Central Park at 9:00am. It was still raining a bit. . I expected that since its raining, the place would be quiet, and I was y wrong. To my surprise, a lot of dogs and their owners were already there, some with raincoats and some with umbrellas.
I located the SPCA booth easily. I then got briefed and started selling some t-shirts (business was very good that day). There were 5 dogs on adoption that day, 2 of them are a pair of adorable 4 weeks old puppies. As usual, I spend a lot of time playing with the dogs that were put up for adoption. But I often got distracted by all the dogs there that day. One of the most expensive dog of the day was an Alaskan Malamute that the owner bought for RM15,000. There was also a beautiful black Great Dane mix that loves swimming that a lady rescued from the pound.
Then there were some wonderful demonstrations on Crime Control, Crowd Control, Drug Detection and Agility by The Police K9 Unit, Bomba Search and Rescue Team, as well as Protection Dog and Dog Sports. There are also up to 12 Doggie Games where the dogs and their owner actually play together. One of the most interesting and challenging one is the Obstacle Challenge where some really power players show off their dog training on the obstacles. Of course, there are a lot of simpler games, like the Dog Fastest Recall to see how fast the dog will run to the owner when called.
Despite the wet ground and the humid weather, I totally enjoyed the day, and I am sure everyone (dogs included) present that day had a really good time. Unfortunately, none of the dogs were adopted, but we did sold a lot of t-shirts and a lot of people said they will visit SPCA to check out more dogs for adoption. It was an eye-opener to see so many dog lovers gathered at one place. For the dog lovers, it is really a place to be. Where else can you see dogs of all kind in one place. I can’t wait for the next event! Maybe I will even bring Winter. Wonder if she will behave with so many dogs around.
A view from SPCA booth.
Adopt me please!
Two cutie pies waiting to be adopted.
Don't you want me?
Too bad I can't afford another pet, or my house will end up to be a zoo.
It is a big pond, and I am sure its very deep too. Can you locate the dog with the bottle?
She is swimming closer.
Oh, here she is!
This is the swimmer, Hera, with her owner, Sonia. Hera is a beautiful huge Great Dane mix, rescued from the pound. She loves the camera and all the attention she is getting.
I want some attention too!
The beautiful Alaskan Malamute. Yes, this dog cost RM15,000. And he is only 8 months old, and growing!
A beautiful big bear dog! I wonder how long does the owner takes to bath the big fella!
Where are you taking me? No No, I do not want to join the competition with all the big doggie!
A gorgeous St. Bernard, just enjoying all the petting he is getting.
Wow, such a long tongue!
2 restless dogs, while the owners are chatting.
More owners and their doggies.