Girdwood Dog Day Begins
By Marc Donadieu
Glacier City Gazette
Pending approval of a resolution by the Girdwood Board of Supervisors (GBOS) at its April meeting, the dog-loving town will begin an annual recognition of Girdwood Dog Day.
The resolution was introduced at the March GBOS meeting at the behest of Girdwood 2020 and Girdwood, Inc. Supervisors received the resolution positively, and there was no opposition voiced by them or people in attendance. With three of the five supervisors owning dogs, passage of the resolution is likely at the April 16 GBOS meeting.
The reasoning behind the resolution is to recognize the value canines bring to the community through companionship, unconditional love and physical fitness. These qualities contribute positively to create a better, healthier community. The organizations also wanted Girdwood recognized as a dog friendly community, as the large number of canines in the valley will attest.
To celebrate Girdwood Dog Day on April 26, Girdwood 2020 and Girdwood, Inc. will host a free mobile veterinarian clinic with Dr. Kathy Doty near the Girdwood Community Center and the ball field from 1-5 p.m. Appointments can be made for a half hour time frame by sending a RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading Attn: Stu & Kathy.
As part of the lecture series Conversations Regarding Girdwood, Girdwood 2020 and Girdwood, Inc. will have a Skype presentation from Brooklyn, NY by Rosenberg and Topher at 6:40 p.m. in the Community Room. The 15-20 minute presentation will be about their philosophy and how dogs and humans see the world.
Afterwards, there will be a discussion about dog owner responsibilities. There will be free gifts at the lecture for attendees.