Pups on parade

SPRING LAKE — They wagged and so they waddled. They licked and so they lapped.
Tuesday’s Spring Lake Heritage Competition Canine Stroll attracted pooches of all shapes, colours and sizes throughout a stroll from Mill Level Park to Outdated Boys’ Brewhouse.
En route, the canines and their human companions stopped on the Vacation Inn for a water break, treats and balloons.
After the trek, Spring Lake resident Jane DeGroot relaxed on a waterfront bench at Outdated Boys’ after the trek together with her canine, Inspector Morse, at her facet.
“I cherished it,” DeGroot mentioned. “We got here final yr and could not miss it. There’s simply such an incredible camaraderie with individuals who personal canines. It is good to be out sharing the house with everybody.”
Greater than 30 canines and their people participated within the stroll, together with Nunica resident Reini Moser and her canine, Coco.
“I feel it is an incredible occasion,” Moser mentioned. “I feel it is good for the canines to socialize and meet new pals.”
Ava Cabala, Eight, of Spring Lake Township attended the stroll together with her dad and mom, Stacy and Tim, and their household canine, Bosco. Bosco befriended canine Maisey Denslow, additionally of Spring Lake Township.
“This will get the canine neighborhood collectively,” Stacy Cabala mentioned. “It is good canine socialization time.”
Annie Hallberg of Spring Lake Township mentioned her canines, Ziggy and Zelda, love the occasion.
“We have come yearly the previous few years,” she mentioned. “The ladies prefer to get out. It is a great way to get out and meet different folks within the canine neighborhood. It is a well-attended occasion and a great way to get to know the distributors within the space.”
Occasion chairman Jeremy Leski mentioned he was grateful to the Vacation Inn house owners for opening up their parking zone for canine stroll individuals to chop by way of.
“There was flooding on the trail and so they had been type sufficient to allow us to undergo their parking zone and allow us to arrange a water station,” he mentioned.
Right this moment’s occasions:
— Associates of the Library E-book Sale, 9:30 a.m. to eight:30 p.m. at Spring Lake District Library
— Household Enjoyable Night time, 5:30-Eight p.m. at Mill Level Park