Festive ‘doggy dawdle’

CARNOUSTIE dog walkers enjoyed an unexpectedly pleasant ‘doggy dawdle’ at the weekend.

As part of their initiative to encourage social dog-walking and responsible ownership, Carnoustie Canine Capers held their ‘Festive Doggy Dawdle’ on Sunday.

The group were pleasantly surprised by the weather following last week’s gales, and strolled along the walking route adjacent to the golf course.

Afterwards they enjoyed hot drinks and mince pies in the Links Avenue Scout Hall and were treated to some Christmas music and a visit from Santa’s ‘brother’.

Carnoustie Canine Capers co-ordinator Flora Cairnie said: “Thanks to all those who started up to say hello, the walkers and all the usual helpers.”

However, Flora described her disappointment at the prevalence of dog fouling noted. She said: “We were indeed sorry and annoyed to see the amount of dog poo which was left on the tarmac or on the verges considering there are 20 dog bins on the golf course area.”

The next ‘doggy dawdle’ will be on January 2 or 3, and more details will follow closer to the time.