For some mutts, this was plainly just about the finest afternoon they’d had in a while.
Getting together with a bunch of fellow dogs, on a sunny Greystones Saturday, and then taking a long conga line walk around the seafront.
It’s hard to know what might have made it better. Perhaps we should have let the cat out of the bag…?
Organised by those clever people at Greystones Veterinary Hospital, – echoing Petcare’s September seaside stroll – the constant morning rain suggested this afternoon’s community dog walk wasn’t going to happen. Again.
The snow had stopped play last week, and now the rain was threatening to do the same. Miraculously, just around 2.30pm, that sun came beaming through the clouds, and the stage was set. If a little wet.
The fact that RTE’s Nationwide were there to capture it all too meant that everyone was on their best behaviour, with no biting, howling or scratching.
For the most part, the dogs were pretty well behaved too.
Indeed, this afternoon was proof, if proof were needed, that dogs are a superior race. Their relaxed love of the here and right now means they’re basiclaly part Dalai Lama, part The Dude.
Holy, Greystones’ soon-come dog park is going to be a whole new level of bliss…