Man’s best friend gets his spe­cial day

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - JU­NIOR BESTER

TO­MOR­ROW dog lovers will be treated to a unique Wine, Dine and Dog Day at the Nel­son Creek Wine Es­tate in Wind­meul, just out­side Paarl.

Held an­nu­ally to ben­e­fit man’s best friend, events in­clude var­i­ous cour­ses for dog own­ers and their furry com­pan­ions to en­sure a day of fun and plenty of ex­er­cise. The en­trance fee of R20 is to raise funds for the lo­cal SPCA’S refuge for abused farm an­i­mals, es­pe­cially horses.

Events co-or­di­na­tor Eu­nice Jou­bert said the es­tate boasted beau­ti­ful hik­ing trails along Nel­son’s Creek, as well as man­i­cured vine­yards and ma­jes­tic moun­tain views.

Phys­i­cal events start at 8am while it is still cool. But there will be plenty to keep peo­ple and pest en­ter­tained through­out the day till fes­tiv­i­ties wrap up at 5pm. The cour­ses are cre­ated by var­i­ous de­sign­ers, in­clud­ing Andile Bilula, South African cross-coun­try course builder for horse events. He will build the dog cross-coun­try race course.

A de­li­cious range of food and wine will be on of­fer to­mor­row. En­trance is R20 for adults, R10 for chil­dren, while dogs en­ter for free. But own­ers are asked to bring a toy, blan­ket, food or small do­na­tion for their less for­tu­nate ca­nine friends. An en­try fee of R10 a com­pe­ti­tion will be charged.

The fun­ni­est, funki­est, ugli­est and cutest dogs will win a prize, and there will be a dog-of-the-day prize. For de­tails, call Colleen on 021 864 3726 or 082 905 9184, or visit www.welling­ton­spca.co.za and www.nel­son­screek.co.za

ju­nior.bester@inl.co.za

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