Poodle Molly does ‘high-fives’ for Mahalia Kingsley, 10, of Gulmarrad.
Poodle Molly does ‘high-fives’ for Mahalia Kingsley, 10, of Gulmarrad.

January 26 a pet day for Grafton

AUSTRALIA Day 2010 promises to be a fun time for all the family – including the pets.

Clarence District Kennel Club will host the always popular Australia Day Pet Show, which is sponsored by Clarence Valley Council.

A favourite on the Clarence calendar for many years, the pet show features local families bringing along Spot the Dog, Fluffy the Cat, Polly the Parrot and even Chester the Horse to this wonderful community event. Entry to the pet show is free, so there is no excuse not to join in the fun, organisers said.

This year’s event will be at See Park, Grafton, with its beautiful shady trees, grassy areas and plenty of parking spaces available.

The pet show will begin at 9am and conclude at 11.30am. All participants are asked to have their dogs on a proper lead, with birds and cats in secure cages or crates and all other pets under appropriate restraint.

The following categories will be judged at the pet show: best kept dog; best behaved dog; dog with best trick; best kept cat; best behaved cat; best kept bird; most colourful bird; best kept any other variety of pet; prettiest any other variety of pet; pet most like owner; best fancy dressed pet; biggest pet; smallest pet (micro-organisms in soil won’t make the grade).

During the pet show an agility dog display will be conducted in which the dogs travel around an obstacle course, over jumps, through tunnels and around pegs.

The public is urged to cheer on their favourite team or dog.

Weather permitting, the morning should be full of fun, organisers said.



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