Sunday morning, we picked up our friend kelly and her Special Skills Dog Guide, dayton. We drove to Oakville to drop off Canyon, and then headed to Toronto.
This year was Woofstock’s 10th anniversary, so we were eager to attend.
The vendors were all set up along Front Street and the rescues were located in a park on Church Street.
For the most part, I thought this year wasn’t as good as past years. there were still lots of vendors, rescues and people in attendance, but there didn’t seem to be many people giving things away and the rescues were set up in a way that was completely inaccessible to anyone who could not walk along the grass.
our friend, Kelly, had brought her manual wheelchair, so this meant the rescues were out.
Rogue and Cessna were really well behaved. I had put one of the Easy Walk Harnesses on Cessna, and Huib had Rogue wear her halti for the first little bit. the Easy Walk kept Cessna from pulling, and the Halti helped rogue settle down. Cessna wore the harness the whole time, but rogue didn’t need the Halti after 20 minutes of walking around
Since there are a lot of dogs and people who cannot control their dogs, we carried Cessna and Rogue’s working gear in our backpacks, instead of having them wear it.
We didn’t buy too much this year. Since Rogue tends to get gas and loose stools from kibble and most commercial dog treats, we stayed away from most vendors. We tried a few new treats with the girls, but only two made the cut, the rest were ignored or dropped on the ground when we offered it.
The two things we did buy, were dehydrated lamb liver from Nothing Added and lamb, apple, cinnamon treats from Wellness. We also got a couple of free plastic frisbees and tennis balls for Canyon, but were unable to find anything else too exciting.
I think I’m going to try and email the Woofstock organizers to see if they can return the event to being more accessible.
After we had spent a few hours walking around, we got back into the car and drove to Oakville. We had dinner with our friend Della and her daughter Kelsey, and then returned home, completely exhausted.
Even though the event itself wasn’t as good as usual, I felt as though the trip was well worth it. We had a chance to see how well Rogue and Cessna did with the distractions and other dogs, and we got to see how mature Rogue has become. I’m not sure why, but she really seems to have grown up a lot over the past couple of weeks…