The long-awaited, much-anticipated BLACKPOOL PET-TASTIC is nearly here!
Sunday 13th September 2009
2pm to 5pm
Blackpool Promenade, beside North Pier, in front of the Metropole Hotel, Blackpool FY1 1RQ
And Onion is the very proud (and decidedly camp) face of the event!
Make a costume, dress up your dog, and come along!
"Pet-Tastic has already travelled around the country and internationally – visiting Peckham, Norway, Bexhill-On-Sea and Lewisham. But organisers say they’ve saved the best till last and are now heading for Blackpool! It’s not your average Sunday afternoon out. The canine social event of the year offers dog owners the chance to embrace a little fun, dress up their dog and head for the prom this weekend (Sunday September 13) for a picnic and some cool sounds. Event organiser Rachael House said: “Sun, sea, fish and chips, the Tower, ballrooms, the Grundy Art Gallery, drag queens, rollercoasters and ghost trains. And now dogs dressed up. We can’t believe our luck!” “If you’ve never been to a Pet-Tastic before then you’re in for a treat – with the chance to dress a dog-shaped biscuit with icing, decorate a dog mask, or get your face painted to more closely resemble the dog you’ve always longed to be.” Following her triumphs in Peckham and Lewisham, Onion the miniature bull terrier will be the face of Blackpool Pet-Tastic. In her saucy tattooed sailor outfit Onion will be winking at the girls and flirting with the boys – keep an eye out for her and make sure to greet her with a ‘hello sailor!’ As well as admiring beautiful dogs, their owners, and Blackpool itself, their will music from Johnny and the Wags performing dog songs from Iggy Pop’s I wanna be your dog to Donny Osmond’s Puppy Love (participants can howl along if they like!) And if that’s not enough excitement, artists WebsterGotts are creating a brand new dog-related performance for the event. Dogs will enjoy a delicious picnic, adoration from the crowds and a grand day out. Clothed canines and their consorts may also take part in a parade, culminating in a presentation of certificates and souvenir. All are welcome to attend – you don’t need to have a dog! Just walk along and mingle, meet people, celebrate and form part of a vibrant community in the heart of Blackpool for three wonderful hours."
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