This is not a feature on tree trunks outer covering. Dogs are involved but barking is not obligatory. In fact barking at the ducks and wildfowl is to be discouraged.
‘Bark in the Park’ is an annual fund raising event for St Gemma’s hospice in Leeds which provides specialist medical and nursing care for people with life threatening illnesses, predominantly cancer, along with support for their families.
What and When of Bark in the Park
The event will be held on Sunday Sunday 28th February 2016 in Golden Acre Park, and Temple Newsam Leeds. Registration is at 9.00am.
The Sponsored Dog Walk will take you around the picturesque lake, woodland and gardens of Golden Acre Park in Leeds.
There is a choice of a one, three and six mile walk, so you can choose whichever route is most suitable for you and your four legged friend!
The event is a fun family day suitable for dogs and owners of all ages and abilities.
Entrance to the walk is free, all we ask is that you and your dog raise as much as you can in sponsorship money.
All participants must register in advance of the walk. Once you have registered we will send out a sponsorship pack, which includes further details about the event.
A special prize will be awarded to the dog that has raised the most money bu 1st April 2012 (No April fools jokes, hospice funding is a serious business.)
Details and registration pack here
On completion of the walk every dog will receive a certificate and goodie bag!
Barking mad this derivation is just a neat 1980s joke at the expense of Margaret Thatcher. She was known by those who disliked her as ‘Daggers’ Thatcher – not from a reputation for stabbing colleagues in the back, but because she was said to be ‘three stops past Barking’. [Dagenham is three stations beyond Barking on the London Underground]
Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
The Japanese don’t care to, the Chinese wouldn’t dare to,
Hindus and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve to one,
But Englishmen detest a siesta,
In the Philippines there are lovely screens,
to protect you from the glare,
In the Malay states there are hats like plates,
which the Britishers won’t wear,
At twelve noon the natives swoon, and
no further work is done –
But Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.