Hello! My name is Twinkle and I’ve taken over this year’s organisation of Schnauzerfest. Well, not quite taken over, more like been bumbled into helping my mum Janetta and her friends.
It’s a nationwide event held in aid of rescue dogs and my sister Susie-Belle was the inspiration for the first one 4 years ago. She sadly died in November 2016, shortly after the Schnauzerfest weekend so to help my mum continue her work I’m happily stepping in.
It will be a great weekend of walks across the country on the 14th & 15th of October. Schnauzers all around the British Isles from Orkney to Cornwall will be walking with their doggy and human friends. While we’re all out enjoying ourselves we’ll be raising money for the Diana Brimblecome Animal Rescue Centre (DBARC) .
There are lots of walks for this year already organised and more in the planning. Details of all the walks can be found on the Facebook page which I help my mum run as sometimes she misses important information out (www.facebook.com/SchnauzerfestUK). We’re keen to add more walks, so if you don’t see one that’s local to you we’d love you to organise one in your favourite place!
It’s very easy to host a walk; everything is easy and fun. It’s all about getting out with our doggy pals and enjoying walking with others. I hate rules and regulations and my mum makes sure that these are kept well away from Schnauzerfest. I’m happy to give you lots of advice if you want to host, or take part in any way at all. The team at the Barking Bugle are also happy to help promote your walk.
There’s no charge for taking part in any of the walks. We like people to make a donation that feels right for them. I have two sisters and for mum to have to pay for each of us it would make it an expensive weekend, so we have no such rule with Schnauzerfest. You can pay as much or as little as you like. I told you there were no silly rules to put you off. This is, after all, a Schnauzer-infested event and everyone knows how we hate rules and being told what to do.
For the three years that Schnauzerfest has been running, thousands of pounds have been raised. Totally gobtwinkling huh?
We raise money for DBARC because they help dogs like me. I lived for years in a puppy farm. DBARC helped me get better from that awful experience and let my mum adopt me. She was very lucky I know to get me. I like to remind her every day how lucky she is that I am beside her all the time, wherever she is. I bark if she forgets it, or ignores me. I am a Schnauzer through-and-through and hate to be ignored now that I’ve recovered from being in the puppy farm. I’ve also recently gone deaf so can’t really hear what I’m barking about most of the time, but mum seems to understand.
I want other dogs to have homes like I have, so please support Schnauzerfest this year if you can, which will mean DBARC can carry on helping dogs like me.
Mum has written four books about what it’s like to live with dogs like me and my sister Susie-Belle. I know she loves us all very much but there have been hard times for me along the way and she wants everyone to know that puppy farming is horrible.
All her books are available from Amazon. Please join us all having a lot of Schnauzertastic fun.
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