Contribution by Monique Sager
Everyone knows the situation, a new must see blockbuster comes out and you just have to go to the cinema and watch it with your friends and family. There’s only one problem, not everyone in your family is welcome in the cinema, and I’m not talking about weird Uncle Bill, I’m talking about the four-legged members of our family.
As soon as Cassie and I heard about the opportunity to watch a great movie with our furry friends Noodle and Annie, we leaped at the chance and got our tickets. On a crisp Saturday evening, we loaded the dogs into the car and headed to Docklands.
Once we were within a few meters of The Food Court you could already feel the doggy atmosphere. Whilst walking towards The Food Court we ran into fellow moviegoers and the dogs were acquainted. Every dog was given an adorable bandana from Yelp, which most dogs chose to wear.
Surrounding the perimeter of The Food Court were stalls with food for humans and doggies alike, an honourable mention from Annie and Noodle would be Golp, from which the furballs enjoyed some ice cream and doggy chocolates as a pre-movie snack.
As the time for the movie to begin approached, more and more dogs and their owners began arriving and filling up The Food Court. Some adorable puppy love videos were shown as people took their seats, some choosing to seat themselves on the chairs provided while others laid out blankets and relaxed on the floor.
The lights were dimmed and barks were heard as everyone prepared themselves for an amazing movie. Once the movie started and Red Dog appeared on screen, a chorus of barks arose in reply to Red Dog’s calls, followed by a round of laughter from the owners. The movie continued much the same way, with some dogs barking back at Red Dog and other moviegoers sharing a laugh. As the credits rolled everyone held their dogs close, promising to love them as John loved Red Dog.
The lights were turned back on, tears were wiped away and everyone said goodbye to the new friends they made as the dogs did the same.
All in all, the Doggy Tea Breaks Red Dog movie night was a night to remember and hopefully one that will happen again. Cassie and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves while Annie and Noodle had a great time playing with other dogs and with each other.
Most of all we’d like to thank the Doggy Tea Breaks team for putting together such an amazing event and we hope to see the friends we made soon.