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Monday, August 13, 2012
Fancy dress got a canine make-over as a village summer fete invited dog owners to dress their pets up for prizes.
Leonard Cheshire Disability Care Home at The Grove, near East Carlton, hosted vintage and classic cars as well as competitions and traditional games. The winning dog was four-year-old Bear, the pomeranian who was dressed as a sunflower by his owner Emma-Lily Pendleton, 25.
Mrs Pendleton, of Connaught Road, Norwich, went with her husband Tomasz, 26, a product developer, she said: “We used tissue and crepe paper to make giant petals around his collar and it worked much better than we expected. I thought he’d have torn them off within two minutes but he didn’t seem bothered by them at all and everyone said how good he looked!”
The fete raised over £1,000 for the Norfolk Tortoise Club, based in Norwich, and the Leonard Cheshire Disability Home.
Bear won a frisbee and dog treats, courtesy of Leeders pet shop in Mulbarton, as well as a rosette. Other entries on the day included a lhasa apso dressed as Robin Hood, a minature poodle dressed as a spider and a Yorkshire terrier dressed as a punk. Mrs Pendleton said: “It was such a fun day and we were really excited to enter Bear – he just loves the attention! It was a great idea having the pet show – the residents seemed to enjoy having the animals around and it was nice for us owners not to have to leave our pets at home on such a sunny day.”