GUARDIAN ANGELS, the charity dedicated to ease the isolation of one parent families, recently held a charity dog show in Javea.
Pedigree’s, cross breeds and mutts of all shapes and sizes filled the old town Avenida car park with lots of tail wagging, suspicious sniffs, a few snarls and quite a bit of jealous animosity – similar to competitors waiting to enter Britain’s Got Talent TV contest.
There were many winners, but fortunately no judges were attacked by losing dogs – they left that to their owners.
Instead, they trotted around the judging ring; doing exactly what they were trained to do, to the delight of Chief judge Alexis Crabb, an expert canine behaviourist and author of ‘Just a Dog’ in the Female Focus.
Alexis commented after the show that ‘fun’ dog shows were outdoing the serious ‘Crufts’ style competitions as all dog lovers consider they have the best pets in the universe and rightly so.
Even today, she said, “there were no losers, “just lots of lovely, faithful, four-legged family members.”
Guardian Angels President Tricia agreed with Judge Alexis and added that she was pleased with the amount of support the event had created.
“Forty six canine entrants plus over 100 mums and dads, donated €427.20 to help finance our on-call network of support and a series of workshops designed to improve the self esteem of both parents and children, whilst helping to deal with the emotional and mental stress of raising a family single handed.”
If any reader would like to assist by offering practical help as a service provider, such as a mentor, or any single parent needing any form of support, check out the Guardian Angel website for the relevant link. www.guardian-angels.es
By Benny Davis