Big win for lit­tle Fifi

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Lisa Sloan

Alex Jones thinks her dog Fifi is the cutest dog in the world.

And af­ter a dog pa­rade at Pon­sonby Pri­mary school last Fri­day, the york­shire ter­rier has won a few new fans as well.

Six-year-old Alex showed Fifi off to crowds of chil­dren and par­ents and was awarded the prize of small­est dog.

Dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes were led around the school field by their proud own­ers and won prizes in a range of cat­e­gories.

The dog day was or­gan­ised by Bay­leys Real Es­tate, who spon­sors the an­nual Red Puppy guide dog ap­peal.

Chil­dren lis­tened to pre­sen­ta­tions from the SPCA in the morn­ing be­fore join­ing the pa­rade in the af­ter­noon.

Or­gan­iser Felicity Scott says it is im­por­tant for chil­dren to learn about car­ing for an­i­mals.

“If chil­dren learn to be kind to an­i­mals, they are show­ing care and con­cern for their com­mu­nity as well,” she says.

Cat­e­gories in the dog pa­rade in­cluded big­gest ears, best tail wag­ging, most el­e­gant, fluffi­est and drib­bli­est dog.

School dog Jock was first to pa­rade around the field and each child and dog was given a prize for tak­ing part.

Chil­dren were en­cour­aged to make a do­na­tion to the guide dog ap­peal.

Prin­ci­pal Anne Mal­colm says the day was a great suc­cess.

“It was glo­ri­ous and fan­tas­tic, the kids just loved it,” she says.

Photo: JA­SON OXENHAM

Prize pooch: Alex Jones, 6, with her dog Fifi who won small­est dog at Pon­sonby Pri­mary’s dog pa­rade.

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