Photo Gallery: Club Dog Walk, AGM and Barbecue held in April 2018

Our members and their dogs were invited to an hour long walk. This was followed by a short, informative AGM, and then a barbecue lunch. There was a great turn-out, as you can see. We hope everyone enjoyed the event.

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Four Paws club dog walk
 
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Gathered together – the trainer
explains the walk
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This little lady looks like she is
listening well to the trainer ...
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... though this chap may be day-dreaming
of running into lovely splashy ponds
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Off we go
 
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There's our smallest dog at the back;
let's hope her legs are strong!
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Up the hill from our training grounds ...
 
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.... and down the road to our destination
 
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Handlers are walking nicely
with their dogs ...
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... but there are one or two who seem to
think we are going the wrong way
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Got to keep to the speed limit, but the
little terrier would loooove to go faster!
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Let's say Hello to
some of our walkers:
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Hope we are not expecting torrential rain?
Dogs seem to coming two by two ...
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though some are of very
different sizes ...
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... while others are neatly paired!
 
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Across the road with
admirable control and a loose lead ...
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And just look at this splendid
heel down the road
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Oh. Maybe not just in twos, then!
Here's a whole crowd all together!
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There is time to make friends
as we walk through the village
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There are little souls, trotting proudly ...
 
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... and a Lean-Mean-Running-Machine
(with another lovely loose lead)
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One or two distractions on our way;
but the dogs are perfectly behaved ...
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Even when they have to stop
for the village cars ...
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Four Paws is very proud
of how well the dogs are on a road walk
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Well, now. We have
reached the fields
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Must make sure our little Lady
isn't over-run in the crowd ...
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There she is,
quite relaxed. That's good.
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Now, what can this well behaved dog
be watching? Let's follow his gaze ...
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... some of the dogs are off-lead
and have headed straight for the water
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You could just stand
in the water (whatever for?) ...
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... or take a drink
(which does seem sensible)
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This one is making a remarkable
amount of splash ...
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... for a small dog ...
splish-up, splash-down ...
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And now he is very pleased with himself
and very happy
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Though emerging from the pond
is a muddy affair!
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Hah! You call that being muddy?
This is muddy!
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Alternatively, you could simply
make a spectacular leap over the deeper bits
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Back on dry land: time for dogs
to make new exciting playmates ...
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... or greet each other politely and quietly.
All depends on temperament!
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There is such a lot to watch
 
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You can watch the comings and goings
with great alertness ...
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... or watch with the utmost dignity
 
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mmmm. Seem to be back to two by two ....
some in a race ...
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... some politely keeping pace
with each other
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Quick check that the little dog is fine
before we move: Yep. She is ready to go.
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Off into the next running arena:
ah, let's focus in ...
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.... that's the same dog as before, politely
meeting someone new. A lovely socialite!
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Plenty of space for
small, but intrepid, explorers ...
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... before the dogs get called in to go.
These two are paying attention!
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Walking down the country path:
there are ...
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... our light-coloured dogs
(give or take a few dark muddy patches) ...
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... and our darker dogs.
Just as muddy, of course ...
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... but their owners are blissfully happy,
unaware of how muddy their companion is!
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Oops!
Traffic jam! What's this?
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It's an obstacle course! (Humph! The
trainer said the path was all flat easy walking)
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Look! More exciting distractions. Our
intrepid explorer would love to investigate
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A trainer and his family bringing
up the rear to check everyone is okay
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Back through the village: many dogs
and people, yet no problems
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The trainer walks next to the column
to check all stays calm ...
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... while we have an alert sentinel across
the road, checking for traffic!
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Crossing the road carefully,
to return to our club
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A few at a time cross over:
to stay controlled and safe
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The smaller dog must get back first to get
a sausage before his companion muscles in!
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Even time for a spot of desensitisation –
relaxed watching to reduce a bridge phobia!
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Once all is calm,
cross the bridge
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And time, too, for a last minute swim
in the pond by our entrance road
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... supervised carefully, of course
 
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Just one more distraction
to navigate past!
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Definitely worth a look,
but chasing is not allowed!

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Four Paws AGM
and barbecue
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Our AGM involves short business,
information, opportunity for comments
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Lovely people
cooked us a delightful lunch ...
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... dogs allowed in the queue
if as well behaved near food as these two
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There were sausages, onions and rolls,
also with a vegetarian option ...
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... and a variety of sumptuous
desserts. Yummy.
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This lass is hoping for a reward
for sitting so pertly ...
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... this excellent family do get lunch;
look at those beady eyes!

With our thanks, to Sindy for taking photos of the day.

 

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