Jun 302017
 

Those who follow me on Twitter have probably already seen the details of this, but I thought I’d also write a Blog Post as well.

Over the last year or so, a club I’m a member of, SLOSH – for guys in to Wet and Messy play, have been planning a live show and as part of this I was tasked with building a Gunge Tank as part of it. I took this challenge head on, and did quite a bit of research online about them – and even took to drawing the designs for the tank in a CAD program before starting building it. Others in the group were involved in the game aspects of the show, while I got on with the tank.

With the day of the show rapidly approaching … it was time to test it – OK, actually this happened the day before the show!

Suffice to say, it worked – which meant it could be packed away in the car with the rest of the equipment for the show.

Everyone from the club was impressed with the tank, and members of the audience seemed equally impressed – especially those that ended up in it as part of the evening! I’ve been really appreciative of all the nice comments from people following the show and I’m glad everyone had a good time.

*woofs* and *wags*
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Birmingham Pride Parade – 2017

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Jun 092017
 

I’ve still got a post to write about the remaining part of my holiday, but as Colin has published some of his photos tonight of Birmingham Pride, I thought I’d best write a blog post about it.

This year’s pride followed not long after the Manchester Bombing and that meant there was an increased police presence on the streets around the start of the parade – but that didn’t mean to say they weren’t getting in to the spirit of things – and their Chief Constable even posed with the Pup Group for a photo – and tweeted it!

We also had a chat with people from The Dog’s Trust before the parade, as they had a giant dog at their float.

It was also suggested that we form a Pride Rainbow out of the pups – so that was soon organised!

As we approached the start of the parade, a minutes silence was held in memory of those that had been affected by the events earlier in the week, and this was a very eerie moment. However, as soon as it was finished, the parade was underway.

The parade set off, following the same route as previous years, and as usual there was the usual good natured fun as we went down the streets. Thankfully, it wasn’t quite as busy as last year, but also the puppy group were still getting attention off the crowd.

Thankfully, the weather held out – although if the wind was blowing it could be kind of cool – but as usual, it was great fun to walk in the parade with everyone.

Enjoy the photos of the walk on this post – there will be another blog post to come from when Colin and I went in to the events in the village.

*woofs*

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