Twinklet’s Schnauzerfest – Day One
Day One of Schnauzerfest is almost over and what a day it’s been across the UK. Schnauzers and their other canine friends have been walking in woods, on beaches, in parks, and fields to help other dogs get the special care provided by rescues like DBARC and EMDR who are benefiting from funds raised this weekend. Fundraising is going well, as people donate what they can, to take part in the walks. At Schnauzerfest we make no set fee for being a part of any walk, we want people to enjoy giving what they can, and every penny is deeply appreciated.
No dog encapsulates what this weekend is about more perfectly than Twinklet. A few months ago she existed – we can’t honestly say she lived in any normal sense – in a hideous breeding facility, a puppy farm where her only worth was the puppies she produced. Then she was dumped. With almost fatal injuries, she was found in a field where she’d been left to die.
But, today, having been nursed back to health under the expert, dedicated care of DBARC, Twinklet got to take part in Schnauzerfest. I’ll let her adoptive mum, Donna tell you about her day:
Schnauzerfest is very special, but today’s Schnauzerfest walk at Wellesley Woodlands was extra special for little Miss Twinklet. Just three short months ago her life hung in the balance: it seemed impossible that her frail body would recover from her horrific injuries, combined with the long term damage and mental cruelty she had clearly endured as a breeding machine. But she DID survive, and is beginning to blossom, and she will forever be indebted to many of the same people who are supporting Schnauzerfest, and to the efforts and unfailing love of her DBARC friends.
So today Twinklet had her first ever day out that wasn’t a Vet visit! OK, she didn’t walk – she still finds lead pressure terrifying. But she was so happy to be carried around the walk, to accept cuddles from people, and to meet so many lovely dogs. How special that her first adventure in the world was the taking part in this amazing event that will help other Schnauzers whose need for love and expensive and extensive Veterinary care is something she would identify with only too well. Here she is with her two new friends, Rebel and Benji.
Donations to DBARC can be made here: