Thursday, October 19, 2006

Long overdue post on the AVA Road Show '06 -- Part 1

This is the first night I am home early after two long gruelling weeks at work. Finally... I can blog!
I know this post about the AVA Road Show is two weeks overdue. But I have stories to tell and photos to share. And here they are...
The theme this year is "Don't Get Pets On Impulse".

And I do believe that the message sunk in for at least one family.

There was a little boy near our booth who had fallen in love with a puppy. I could hear him bugging his Dad loudly for the lovely little pup. "Daddy, I want! Daddy, I want! Daddy, I want!" he chanted. And this went on and on for a good two minutes.
Finally, his Dad turned to him and said, "Boy, look over there at that poster." And the boy did just that. "Now," said the father, "Read to me what it says." The boy squinted his eyes and read out loud, "Do... not... get... a... pet... on... im... pulse."
"Thank you," said the Dad. And that was the end of it.

Here are some very lovely artwork from talented kids, spreading the same message.

This beautiful pop-up rabbit one won the Merit prize

And this one won Best Entry

But it was this piece that made me chuckle

And now, to show you the Cat Welfare Society's booth.
As always, we have the poster stand filled with posters on all sides. In fact, we had so many posters to put up that we had to stick some on the back panel of our booth.

CWS' Director of Operations (the tall lady dressed all in black) speaking to some concerned cat feeders

The merchandise booth

This is the mini poster stand taking its place beside the CWS brochures and greeting cards

Some of you may recognise the lady in the polka-dotted dress. She is Deirdre Moss, the Executive Officer of the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Directly opposite our booth was ASD's (Action for Singapore Dog) booth.

Look at the left-hand side of the picture. What are those people looking so hard at?

Why! These cuties of course. And they are all up adoption.

A very smart looking pup

Two cuties who stole everybody's hearts!

Awww... even the older dog was compelled to give him a loving lick

This puppy, with the softest fur, got adopted as soon as the road show opened

Hey, sweetie, why so sad?

Rabbits were also present at the road show. The HRSS (House Rabbit Society of Singapore) had some beauties to show to the public.

Here HRSS shows us how to set up a proper live-in space for the rabbits

A pretty snow-white rabbit with ruby eyes

A hungry brown bunny helps himself to the greens

Howdy neighbour!

They may look alike, but they're not quite the same. How can you tell?

From the eyes! Unlike the black-eyed white rabbits, the red-eyed ones are albino

To be continued...

~5-Cat Style


auntie p said...

Hey 5Cs, check out the latest update on Sanju. ;)

CatDonna & Cats said...

Wow, you've been busy! Both at work and with CWS. Look forward to more pics... soon, hopefully.

=^..^= said...

Hi Auntie P, I surely will! :)

Hi CatDonna & Cats, I'm so buried in work, it'll take another 3 months before my schedule goes back to normal. *groan*

~5-Cat Style

Zeus said...

I love the children's artwork. I think that is so important to get them involved so they can have a chance at learning the values they will need later in life to be responsible pet owners. Fantastic!