Well, what can I say? What a day to choose for day one of the Christmas events! Who the heck ordered the wind and rain?
Market traders on Place Eggenfelden looked on in envy as the guys from the Mairie set up the DRC tent, complete with wind-proof side panels. We were quickly installed and drinking hot coffee and eating warm croissants from the stall next door. Tinker the raffle dog was on display and we had many other “crafty” good on sale, as well as cupcakes and other delicacies. Being a new association, we were keen to let people know who we are and what we are about (rehoming dogs!). Moira’s lab, Zac acted as doggie ambassador, wiggling at everyone he met, the way labs do!
Due to a mix up, we were herded off the square at 13H00, despite having official authorisation to be there until 18H00. We didn’t put up too much of a fight, as we were not particularly warm and the crowds had thinned out in any case.
Almost all the perishable items were sold, and what was not will go to either La Cite or the SPA tomorrow, both of which will be up and running and with (we hope) better weather.
Thanks to everyone who braved the weather and came along, and particular thanks to our artisans for their creativity. We made quite an impression, I think! I love the fact that after shutting her stall, a woman selling vegetables rushed over to buy a handmade coat that she had been coveting all morning.
All the money raised, several hundred euros, will go to help the dogs at the SPA, of course.
I have no news from our colleagues at La Cité as yet; they are presumably still thawing out.
Meanwhile at the SPA, we had an adoption, that of lovely Panach. He was found as a terrified “not quite pup” in Trebes, and the staff and volunteers have worked wonders socialising him. His brother, Diabolo, is still waiting for a home. Hopefully he won’t have long to wait.
Also Princesse, the old lady who was brought in yesterday, was reclaimed. Her owners were there to collect her on the dot of 14H00 and were delighted to have their girl back again. You see, not everyone gets rid of elderly dogs!
Tomorrow the SPA is open, as it is the first Sunday of the month, and we will be present at La Cité again, hopefully with better weather.
Panach – ADOPTED
And the SPA Xmas tree is up ! Why not come and buy a bauble for your favourite dog or cat!