The weather couldn’t have been better for the Double Bay Vet Practice BBQ on Saturday with clients flocking to the practice. Bathed in sunshine were a playful bunch of dogs, clients and face painted kids in fancy dress.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always a little nervous before an event like this, especially as we’d put a lot of effort into the build up. It can feel like a great opportunity to embarrass yourself if no one shows up. So at five past three, when we had cooked a lot of sausages in preparation for the rush, but no-one was there yet, I’ll admit to a little pang of concern.
I needn’t have worried, because five minutes later we were overwhelmed by a seemingly endless surge of clients and dogs hungry for a good feed! And a good feed they got. Hungry bellies were soon swollen with dog burgers cooked by Dave and regular human fodder cooked by Shane.
Michelle from Fairy Wishes was having her work cut out to keep up with demand for her excellent face painting services as a throng of youngsters in fancy dress were soon transformed into cats, dogs and butterflies.
Meanwhile nurses Sam and Olivia were keeping everyone happy with a regular clutch of goodies from the raffle, with lucky winners scooping prizes that included $50 Myer vouchers and hampers stuffed with goodies for cats and dogs.
The point of the occasion was to highlight our Facebook and Twitter pages plus the new website. But it was also just an opportunity to say thanks to all of our fabulous clients and their pets.
A huge thank you to all of you who joined the fun and to our generous sponsors Virbac, Hill’s, Bayer, Provet and Boehringer Ingelheim. Each of which made a generous contribution of prizes, equipment or time (or all of the above) to the event.
We look forward to the next BBQ in summer. Next up is our Tick Talk Countdown to Tick Season client information evening to be held on Tuesday 24th August at the Golden Sheaf Hotel.