The RSPCA Million Paws walk, held at Martin’s Bend, Berri on Sunday was a fabulous event for the Riverland dogs and their families who attended. Dr Jenni Trewren has been organising Riverland Dog walks to raise funds for the RSPCA since 2005, so it was wonderful to celebrate 10 years of Riverland walks on Sunday. We could not have asked for a more beautiful Autumn to enjoy a walk along the Lions walking trail in Berri – it was a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beautiful river and its environs. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place and to be able to enjoy it with our dogs.
Approximately 50 people and 30 dogs joined in the Million Paws fun, with catering for the day provided by the Berri Lions Club. It seemed that the dogs were more excited about the sausage sizzle than the people, although the pigs ears that the dog were given as a reward went down a treat.
The Riverland Dog Training Club set up an agility course for all of the dogs to enjoy – the tunnel was the favourite, although the jumps were also popular. They also showed the crowd how talented some of their dogs are as they went flying around the course and having heaps of fun.
The bandana relay was a great source of entertainment for both the participants and the spectators, with Bec and “Toffie” getting one of the teams off to a great start – it is really easy when your dog only weighs 2.7kg and you can pick her up and run!