Thursday, October 09, 2008

Walkabout on World Animal Day in Bangsar

Okay, we finally get a day dedicated to us animals which must be something to shout about as I don’t ever recall there being a World Human Day, 1 – 0 to the animals yeah! ... we should seriously lobby for a World Dog Day as well.
Organised by Furry Farm, we get to walkabout in the upmarket and trendy Bangsar neighbourhood. Bangsar Village shopping centre was kind enough to allow us to use their entrance area as the start and finish line. Wasn’t really a big deal for me as I regularly leave my paw prints on the Bangsar sidewalk every other week with the suburb being so close to my home. The sports complex here used to be my regular playground but my owners have found a more convenient and larger field to play at in PJ, so I mostly go to Bangsar for coffee and snacks instead. Malaysians still have a lot to learn about hygiene and picking up after their dogs. There wasn’t a dedicated doggie area/toilet, so most humans allowed their dogs to do their business as when they felt like it, right beside the shopping centre and all over the pavement and plants. During the walk, also noticed leftovers on the road which were not cleaned up by the humans. Well, don’t complain if we don’t we don’t get invited back the next time around. Little wonder that dogs always get a bad image when in public places. Humans, please do your part … if dogs had hands, we wouldn’t have to rely on humans to pick up after us.
Still, was good fun parading on the streets of Bangsar. Onlookers thought that we were some hardcore Rights Action group out to create unrest and I was just waiting for the riot squad to appear to quell our march, but nothing exciting happened … just a regular stroll through the neighbourhood. Perhaps we should have had house or trance music blasting by the side to add a festive mood to the occasion, but don’t think that the public is quite ready to see dogs dancing in the streets yet. More walkabouts in public streets, sure … but only for responsible dog owners.

4 Comments:

Blogger The Three Musketeers said...

oh you are finally back ,
great picture & i bet you have a fun day that time !

Love

9:23 AM  
Blogger Sparky said...

Groovy!

Looks like you must have had a BLAST that day, going on your walkabout! I like all those other doggie pictures, too.

Sparky

10:06 AM  
Blogger Amber-Mae said...

Wow, what fun! Bet it was a good workout for you all. That's very irresponsible of those owners not cleaning up after their dogs. It's really nit nice especially when they were allowed to walk around the shopping area. Very upsetting indeed...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

3:33 AM  
Anonymous Snoopygirl said...

Hey!

My hooman was there... But didn't see you but saw another JRT there.

Looks like fun!!

Licks,
Snoopy

4:01 PM  

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