Own­ers and their dogs en­joy fun fam­ily event

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Strat­ton Wil­liams

Own­ers and their dogs en­joyed a day of bark­ing­mad fun in Cam­bus­lang Park.

More than 180 dogs and their fam­i­lies took part in the third an­nual Bark in the Park event.

The fun day out on Septem­ber 6 was or­gan­ised by Pro­ject 31 and Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park.

Pro­ject 31 also pro­vided plenty of chil­dren’s art ac­tiv­i­ties, a trea­sure hunt and a Guess the Dog’s Birth­day com­pe­ti­tion.

Ca­nine com­pan­ions weren’t left out with their very own treat­filled trea­sure hunt, a fun agility course and lots of op­por­tu­ni­ties to shop for doggy ac­ces­sories from a num­ber of stalls.

There was also a range of other stalls in­clud­ing the Give a Dog a Bone char­ity, The Ed­ward Foun­da­tion and the Av­enues Vets .

Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park kept the hu­mans fed and wa­tered with their tea tent and cup­cakes.

The main at­trac­tion of the day was the dog show arena where a huge va­ri­ety of breeds, shapes and sizes com­peted to take home a doggy prize and rosette.

Cat­e­gories were bril­liantly judged by Frances Shaw from the Av­enues Vets and Michael Adams.

Af­ter much de­lib­er­a­tion the fol­low­ing win­ners were de­clared.

Best 6 Legs - Rachel McGet­trick and Skye the weimaraner.

Wag­gi­est Tail - Jackie Valeta with Ver­ity the black Labrador.

Dog Most Like Owner - Garry Pil­lans and Reg­gie.

Best Puppy - Ni­cola Green and Heidi the dachshund.

Best Se­nior - Ciaran Suther­land and Gui­ness.

Best In­be­tweener - Chris­tine Neill and Pyper.

Best Heinz 57 - Kim­berly Mor­ris and Scooby.

Best Lead Work - Robyn Lewis and Maisie.

Best Child Han­dler - James Camp­bell and Gemma.

Best in Show Re­serve - He­len Lup­ton and Coco from The Ed­ward Foun­da­tion.

Best in Show - Pa­tri­cia Malley and Paddy.

To­tal Re­call Win­ner - Mar­garet Wother­spoon and Karma the York­shire Ter­rier.

Lorna Bam­ford, Pro­ject 31 man­ager said Bark in the Park is truly one of our favourite days of the year.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic fam­ily event and for the third year run­ning we’ve been de­lighted with the sup­port we’ve had from dog own­ers, spon­sors, stall hold­ers and our ex­cel­lent judges.

“We love see­ing so many well be­haved dogs and their own­ers en­joy­ing the park and it was great to welcome lots of first time visi­tors.

It re­ally is a day for all the fam­ily in­clud­ing the four-legged mem­bers and we’re al­ready look­ing for­ward to next year.’

The Bark in the Park team want to thank all those who do­nated prizes and spon­sored show cat­e­gories.

More in­for­ma­tion on Pro­ject 31 can be found at www.project31. and Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park at­bus­lang­park.

Both or­gan­i­sa­tions can also be found on Face­book.

Lead role Robyn Lewis and Maisie won the best lead work prize Canned it Kim­berly Mor­ris and Scooby were voted the best Heinz 57 (mixed breed) The In­be­tween­ers Chris­tine Neill and Pyper won best in­be­tweener award Kid’s stuff James Camp­bell was the best child han­dler with his dog Gemma Look-I-Like Garry Pil­lans and Reg­gie who was voted dog most like his owner

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