On an early morning of October 4th , Saturday , the Santaka park was woken up by a choir of Samoyed voices. The Samoyed club representatives gathered here for the World Animal Day. The celebration of October 4th, for World Animal Day, started in 1931 in Italy, Florence. After the year 2000, this holyday was also celebrated in Lithuania. The holyday began at Saint Jurgis church with a mass held for veterinarian doctors, workers of varies veterinarian services, animal sheltering organizations, volunteers and all of the animal lovers. After the mass, the blessings were received by the animal lovers, who were waiting at the courtyard with their pets. Afterwards, the crowd, in a good mood, headed for a pet walk around Santaka Park. The Samoyed club of Lithuania, the “white and fluffy” part of the walk, shined from afar.
The event had music and varies performances. Here, the frontier-guard cynologists and the Agility section participants of the dog sports club “Iltis” could show the skills of their four-legged companions. There was a dog sled sport presentation as well as an exhibition of Harmony’s Park stud farms. Also, the event was varied by a performance of the training school “Reksas” performance group. And the Samoyed club of Lithuania invited everyone with a slogan “Come – you won’t believe it!” and with an exhibition “A Samoyed will dress you and give you warmth”. During the performance, the Samoyed club of Lithuania didn’t only presented the audience with the Samoyed dog breed, but also introduced their ability to “warm their owners”. Club members demonstrated the Samoyed clubs of Lithuania “Winter collection” items. The audience had a chance not only to gaze upon the needlework , but also buy some of them at the club stand. The clubs craftsmen made varies items: book tabs, , Christmas toys, jewelry, hats, socks, wristlets, ribbons for the little ones and even tunics. If one didn’t find the right size sweater, he or she could’ve acquired some yarn, made from Samoyed wool. A lot of visitors didn’t shy away from asking, if the yarn was made out of the , coats of the smiling delights, that were standing near the stand. But the most important aspect of the fair, was the homeless animals.
All of the received funds will go to the “Homeless” fund, so that other, struck with the same misfortune, could enjoy their new homes, just like Mukas, Madam Moli and others are, as well as helping other strays return to their owners.
With a lot of smiles, greetings and the first certificate of appreciation received by the Samoyed club of Lithuania, the day quickly past by at a wonderful event.