Hi guys, I’m back!
I wanted to share an event we recently attended in Perth. If you follow Murphy on Instagram, you’ll know what I’m talking about!
Paws at the Palace was held on 30 June and it was the first in what I hope is many to come!
We had never been to Scone Palace before but it was a pretty easy drive from Kirkcaldy. It took us about 40 minutes but I know people travelled from all over to get to the event.
I love Perth, it is such a green place, the scenery is lovely and even the town centre looks nice and rustic.
We arrived a Scone Palace and drove down the entrance road to a field where we were able to park the car for free.
The event was 10am – 4pm and we arrived about 10.30am and the field was already packed!
We then had to walk a little way to get to the entrance itself. The queue was already starting to build but luckily I’d pre-paid for my tickets so no wait for us! 🤣
We were given wristbands so we could come and go as we pleased. The grounds of the Palace are no smoking or vaping so we knew we’d be nipping out through the day anyway.
The grounds are really nice from the looks of things, we didn’t explore too much because there was lots to see and do in the part closest to the palace.
We registered Murph into a few competitions – cutest puppy, waggiest tail and most beautiful eyes and wandered around the stalls before it was time for out first round.
He didn’t win any of his rounds but the competition was fierce!
The amount of vendors that were there was amazing! You could pretty much get anything – collars, leads, bows, bandanas, treats, pupcakes coats, toys – the list is endless!
There was even a stall for massage and a professional photographer for portraits was also there!
Tay FM were also in attendance playing music and taking some photos of the pups.
There was an agility course that you could try your hand at, ball pit and paddling pool for the dogs to cools off.
It was a warm day but there was plenty of water bowls dotted around the place and they were all topped up regularly.
There was even poo bags on hand and I only saw one person not being a responsible owner, thankfully!
We got chatting to a lady who helps with the Phoenix French Bulldog Rescue and her failed foster dog who was just an absolute sweetheart! 💜
We had a little spot of lunch – chips for me, fish and chips for J and kibble for Murph before spending some more money on treats for Murph to take home from Bella and Duke!
Murphy was even recognised by one of his friends on Instagram, Arnie! Of course this was when he got grouchy and jealous and poor Arnie got growled at!
I’m slightly sad to say I didn’t meet any of his other friends while I was there and that’s because I was so focused on making sure he was behaving as much as possible that I don’t think I looked up very much!
We did speak to loads of people though and Murph got to play with some dogs and got lots of attention from everyone we passed!
We missed our spot in the doggy parade because we were too busy speaking to another spaniel owner who was worried about her pups weight. We joined the labradors instead 🙈.
We got to meet the face of Dog Friendly Perthshire, Baxter, dressed up in his little kilt! Dog Friendly Perthshire was set up because his owner wanted to be able to take him more places and their aim is to make Perth the dog friendly capital of Scotland!
It’s definitely a business I can get behind, I think everywhere should be dog friendly. If Murph isn’t invited, there’s a good chance I’m not going!
We spent all day at the event but it felt like no time at all! Murphy had a blast and was sleeping pretty much the entire way home and for the rest of the night!
When we were walking back to the car we saw some Highland cows in a field, of course I had to go over and one of them licked me when I was petting it!
I love Highlands, they are so fluffy and cute! 💜
I definitely can’t wait for the event next year! What are your favourite places to take you dog? Do you have any dog friendly places where you live? Let me know in the comments below ⤵️.
As always, I hope you enjoyed reading or at least seeing an update up Murph! Let me know what you want to see next and have a good week!