Category Archives: Events

Million Paws Walk 2012

The Million Paws Walk was on again today. This was Logan’s third walk, and Tayla’s second.

We caught up with all the superstars of the Adelaide doggy scene 🙂 We met up with Amy from Advance Behavioural Training, bought some cool toys from Sam from Furberry, and got Logan a relaxing massage from Griselda from Doggy Bliss.

Lots of photos from the RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2012 can be found on the MyHusky Facebook page.

Doing the Sprints at Jenkins

We went to see out first sprint races today at Jenkins Reserve. It was great to see how the races actually worked, and how much the dogs seem to enjoy it.

The experienced dogs did well, the novice dogs seemed to have fun at least 🙂

I don’t think we’re destined for competitions like this, but we are planning on getting one of the bikes for Logan and Tayla. They would have a ball running through the parklands pulling one along.

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Coming Attractions this weekend

There are actually a lot of dog related events on this weekend that we’re really looking forward to. These are the three that I know about. Let me know if there are any others I’ve missed.

Cesar Millan

Saturday, November 26, 2011, 7pm
Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Cesar Millan is live at the Adelaide Entertainment Center this Saturday night as part of his Australian and New Zealand tour. There are still some tickets available through Ticketek.

I do have to point out though, that you can not take your dog to the show (it’s a rip, I know). There are lots of warnings about this on the Ticketek site, as well as on Cesar’s own website, so it seems like a lot of people have tried this before.

But even without our dogs, I know that ourselves, the folk from Dogcity Daycare and Griselda from Doggy Bliss will be going along.

AWL By your side Family Fun Day 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 9am – 1pm
Wigley Reserve, Glenelg

The Animal Welfare League’s annual event, with stalls, a beach walk, demos, and training tips.

There will also be a Guinness World Record Attempt. AWL are trying to arrange the ‘largest reunion of AWL adopted pets’. Considering that the AWL has rescued and re-homed thousands of animals over the years I’m eager to see how many show up on Sunday.

GAPSA Open Day and Family Picnic

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 11am – 4pm
Greyhound Racing SA, Angle Rd, Angle Park

Also on Sunday is the Greyhound Adoption Program’s open day at Angle Park. This is a family orientated event, with bouncy castles, face painting, balloon artists, etc. There are also doggy-centric attractions, such as dog washing, dog portraits and also doggy massages being performed by Griselda from Doggy Bliss.

Picnic in the park

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 10am
Pinky Flat, Adelaide

And yet another one on Sunday, the annual Feast Festival Picnic in the Park. While this isn’t strictly dog-centric, it is dog friendly and they do hold a Feast Dog Show every year. Plenty of stalls and entertainment, so if you’re looking for something different to the usual dog events, this might do it for you.


Sneaky plug for our own event

The poster for the Christmas Husky Meet

I know this isn’t until next weekend, but of course I can’t have a post about upcoming events without mentioning the Christmas Husky Meet.

The Christmas Husky Meet at Jenkins Reserve, Salisbury. Come check it out on the 4th of December.

Click here to see some of the fun from previous Husky meets.

Click here for the Facebook event.

Halloween Husky Meet

Sounds like it’s time for another Husky meet. Last time it was Panorama, down South, so this time let’s get it back up North. Try to spread the Husky love a little.

The last meet was huge. Overall I think we got up to about 20 dogs, not including the 7 Labradors that were sharing a birthday party at the same time.

Let’s have another vote. This time it’s all of the good parks out of the 9 in Salisbury.

I know some of you have been to all of these parks, for those that haven’t just rest assured these 5 are all big parks, with lots of room for running and plenty equipped for Huskies.

When: 29th of October (right before Halloween)
Time: 11am till 2pm (or whenever ya’ll choose to leave really :P)
Where: …?

Once again you can vote on two parks. Go here to see the locations of the parks.

Where should we meet for the halloween meet up?

  • Jenkins Reserve, Salisbury (44%, 7 Votes)
  • The Paddocks Reserve, Salisbury (31%, 5 Votes)
  • Bolivar Road, Bolivar (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Dry Creek Linear Park, Mawson Lakes (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Canterbury Reserve, Salisbury Heights (6%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Also you can download the flier, if you’d like to spread it around. Oh, and costumes are entirely optional 😛

Winter celebrations

A grey and white Siberian Husky under an umbrellaIt has been a very strange winter in Adelaide this year, so I think it’s fitting to celebrate that it is finally coming to an end. What better way to do that than with another Husky meet up 🙂

When: August 27th, 2pm

Where: …?

Husky owners in South Australia are spread far and wide, so we’re putting the responsibility of picking a venue back on to YOU.

You can select up to two parks, whichever park has the most votes the weekend before the meet will be the winner.

Go here to see the locations of the parks.

Which park should we meet at?

  • CC Hood Reserve, Panorama (41%, 9 Votes)
  • Jenkins Reserve, Salisbury (27%, 6 Votes)
  • Wright Road Dog Friendly Park, Adelaide Hills (14%, 3 Votes)
  • The Paddocks Reserve, Salisbury (9%, 2 Votes)
  • Pooch Park – Tedder Reserve, West Torrens (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Canterbury Reserve, Salisbury Heights (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Unity Park, Pooraka (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Happy Home Reserve, Salisbury North (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Bolivar Road, Bolivar (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Baltimore Reserve, Parafield Gardens (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Bentley Reserve, Holden Hill (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dry Creek Linear Park, Mawson Lakes (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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Once you have voted make sure to head over to Facebook and RSVP for the event. I shall update the location the weekend before the meet.

The record last time was 17 dogs, even if 2 of them were malamutes 😛 Let’s see if we can do better this time.

Oh and you can download the flier here if you’d like to spread it around.

Bark in the Park Postgame

The Bark in the Park was on on Saturday, and it seems like it was a pretty big hit. There were some beautiful dogs there, a lot of arctic dogs, some huge dogs, and of course the usual little yappers 🙂

Logan and Tayla met up with some older friends, good ole Kato obviously, and Kayne from classes at ABT, along with some new buds like little Seraph.

We got heaps of free stuff too, which is always good 🙂 About a weeks worth of food for Logan and Tayla, plus a bunch of biscuits, vouchers and doggy shampoo.

The most popular attractions were the professional photographers and caricaturists. Everyone there could get a professional photo and a caricature of them and their dog for free. Look at the next photo and you’ll see how popular they were, the line on the left was for the photos, on the right was for caricatures.

For more photos check out the My Husky Facebook page.

Canine First Aid

Basic first aid is something that all dog owners should really know, unless of course if you have a vet living next door 😛

With all of the injuries our Huskies have received over the last year or so (spider bites, scratches, eating things they really really really shouldn’t be eating, etc) some first aid training would have been really helpful.

The first time Logan was bitten by a spider it was on a Saturday, at about 8pm. Obviously not many vets are open at that time. Not knowing what to do or how severe a spider bite was we, of course, took him to the 24 hour emergency vet in Golden Grove. This ended up costing a couple hundred dollars. By the second time he was bitten by a spider we knew a little more, and were able to treat him with cold compresses rather than taking him in again.

Now the reason I am talking about all of this, is because Dogcity Daycare are running a seminar on canine first aid, covering the basics of:

  • CPR
  • trauma and shock
  • wounds and bleeding
  • sprains and breaks
  • stings and bites
  • poisoning
  • heatstroke
  • warning signs

We are really looking forward to this. No one likes having to run to the vet for every little nick or scratch, but when you can’t tell how serious something is there often isn’t much choice.

If anyone wants to know more details about the seminar check out the Dogcity Daycare website. The seminar is on the 23rd of July, and tickets are $20 each. The person running the seminar is Dr Mark Reeve, from Tea Tree Gully Vet.

There’s a flier for it too if you like.

On a side note, just so people don’t think we are bad dog owners, there are A LOT of spiders in our neighbourhood. We do our best (keeping the lawn mown, keeping the backyard clear of junk, exterminators, etc), but sometimes things happen. They aren’t dangerous spiders, fairly benign, but they still have big teeth 😛

Beneful Bark in the Park

The logo for Purina/Beneful Bark in the Park 2011If you’re free in Adelaide this Saturday stop by at Rymill Park. Purina is running the ‘Beneful Bark in the Park’ from ten till two. There will be stalls, live entertainment, photographers, caricaturists, giveaways, competitions, and all that jazz. Apparently they are giving out samples of the Beneful wet food as well, which Logan and Tayla will enjoy that because they love that stuff 🙂

There have been Bark in the Parks in other cities over the last few weeks, and finally it’s Adelaide’s turn. Everyone seemed to have a ball at the others, let’s hope ours is just as good.

But the important thing, even more than the cool event and all the dogs getting out for the day, is that I get a chance to try out my new camera 🙂

Check out the site here.

Check out the Facebook event for Adelaide here.