Woefie Wandel: Valentine walkies for doggies

I have just registered us for an event known as the Woefie Wandel, which is happening on Saturday, 13 February 2010. You can download the entry forms here, and the directions here.

The cutely named Woefie Wandel is the (Afrikaans-speaking) northern suburbs version of the annual Wiggle Waggle Walkathon that usually takes place in Tokai in the southern suburbs in November or thereabouts.

Last year’s 16th WWW was the largest EVER, with – I kid you not – 2,400 people and 1,613 dogs participating (according to here). Amazingly, given the sheer number of dogs, it all went off smoothly and without any mishaps.

The WWW is a fundraising event run by the local SPCA (or DBV – Dierebeskermingsvereeniging, as it is known in Afrikaans), where people take their dogs for a +/- 5 km walk on a circular route around a suburb. This time, hundreds and hundreds of dogs and their owners will be descending on the suburb of Parow. I hope they’re ready for us! πŸ˜‰

We had suuuuch fun on the 2008 Walkathon, that we are really looking forward to this.

Note to self: Charge spare batteries for the camera, and clean out the memory card to make space for photos! πŸ˜‰

P.S. We don’t actually have a dog, but thankfully you can still go without one. I’m a big fan of the SPCA, as they do an awesome job under extremely difficult circumstances, so it feels good to participate in their events.

5 thoughts on “Woefie Wandel: Valentine walkies for doggies

  1. Miss Sadie and the Cowboy got me out of bed to ask why we don’t have a Wiggle Waggle Walkathon here in Torch Lake Township. Or a Woefie Wandel. They feel quite competent to woof in any language that might be required. I sighed and took them for a walk around the lane in the fluffy snow. Should you need to borrow a dog, I might have a spare or two.

    • Hahahaha!! Gerry, that is such a tempting proposition! πŸ™‚ Giggle… We would have LOVED to take Miss Sadie and the Cowboy along to the Woefie Wandel… or even the Wiggle Waggle. You can tell them that there were SOOOOO many dogs there, all barking and yipping and yapping and squeaking and squealing and woofing, in all the doggy languages of the world, that they would definitely have met at least a couple who can speak American. πŸ˜‰ I’m going through my pics now, and hope to post a little later.

  2. Pingback: An exciting Woefie Wandel through the streets of De Tijger « Grains of Sand

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