Thursday, May 14, 2009

Doggie style: Million paws walk

5 years ago when my husband and I sought to begin the expansion of coupledome to include a 'fur kid' we were in absolute agreement that we would adopt from the RSPCA shelter. After considering many different and beautiful personalities, sizes, and temperaments - even falling for Georgio the little naked Chinese Crested dog and Bonnie the energetic gigantor Wolfhound, we spotted 'Un-named' #22, she was quiet, with pleading eyes to melt your heart - a Staffy cross (mystery breed) without any history and a guessed age - and oh how we couldn't resist her.
Fast forward to the present, Brindi is the most wonderful, patient, soulful, cuddling, loyal and gentle fur kid I could have ever imagined, a Staffy-cross so brilliant with our children (who arrived later), she is the ideal addition to our lives.

I think we all did well out of that deal, adopting Brindi from the RSPCA meant that she had a full veterinary check, microchipping and desexing, and before they let us adopt, they made sure we were capable and had a safe and secure yard.

So if you're planning to adopt a fur kid, I would urge you to bypass the breeders (hey I'm not into labels anyway!) and check out adopting your new pet from the RSPCA. Not only will you be giving a new home to an animal that really needs you, but through your support you'll be helping the RSPCA to assist many more animals that might not have a chance otherwise.

I'll be supporting the RSPCA on Sunday at the Million Paws walk begining at Stage 88 in Commonwealth Park from 11am. Walkers can enjoy a picturesque 5km walk around the central basin of the lake (approx. 1 hour in duration), which takes in many of Canberra’s icons, including the National Portrait Gallery, the Carillon, wonderful duck ponds, and sculptures.

Check out the webpage for more details about the event including entertainment and competitions.

Brindi and I hope to see you there!
Love Nina x

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