Fun day out for kids and pets

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News - Therese Col­man

Cape Crea­tures Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tal hosted an­other great Chil­dren’s Pet Show on Fri­day.

The pet show was part of af­ter­noon ac­tiv­i­ties at the Mar­garet River and Dis­tricts Agri­cul­tural Show.

Chil­dren showed off their furry friends in cat­e­gories in­clud­ing most colour­ful pet, best­dressed pet, pet and owner looka­like, and best per­form­ing pet.

The event at­tracted 50 en­trants and about 150 spec­ta­tors.

Vet­eri­nary nurse Amanda Jongedyk said it was the big­gest turnout the show had had so far.

Prizes were do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses and Cape Crea­tures thanked ev­ery­one for their in­volve­ment.

Mar­garet River turned on some great weather for the 88th an­nual Mar­garet River and Dis­tricts Agri­cul­tural Show last week­end.

A beau­ti­ful sun­set on Fri­day night was a pre-show to the an­nual fire­works dis­play.

On Satur­day, vis­i­tors con­tin­ued to take in the dif­fer­ent car­ni­val rides, show­bag stalls, food vans, sideshow al­ley and dis­play hall.

Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Kylie Ken­naugh said it was the big­gest show so far.

“In my 17 years on the com­mit­tee I have never seen it so busy,” she said.

“The hall was packed, the trade spa­ces were full, and we had record num­ber of peo­ple come through the gates.”

Ms Ken­naugh said the num­ber of at­ten­dees this year was in ex­cess of 10,000.

Pic­tures: Therese Col­man

Lisa Both, 9, with Jesse the bor­der col­lie.

Pri­vate Eye Meg McKen­zie with side­kick Molly. The duo won the best per­form­ing pet cat­e­gory.

Mirabella Pround and her minia­ture dachs­hund puppy Toby.

Emily Simp­son, Sum­mer McCarthy, Molly Slow, Ge­or­gia Jen­nion, Hope Sor­tras and Jodi Bar­nett, front, all 15.

Sa­mara Jackman, 12, Keale Buck­land, 12, Abbey Galvin, 13, and Gra­cie O'con­nell, 12, had fun at the show on Fri­day night.

Char­lotte Gronow, 8, and Chia Des­baux, 9.

Ava Cahill, 6, was ex­cited to meet Doopa Dog and Susie Maratea.

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