The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market is having a DOGS DAY this Sunday September 18, so bring your cuties to the Lefroy Road community market.
The categories are: Golden Oldie(over 8 years-old), Cutest Puppy, Happiest Dog, and Smartest Dog.
And while there shop for organic food, buy yummy international breakfast and catch up with friends.
The market is open from 8 am till midday every Sunday.
I absolutely love the quirky and unexpected things one comes across when walking the streets of Fremantle. Street photography for me is all about recording real life and the lifestyle of a place, in the knowledge that future generations will see my photos and get an understanding of what life was like in the 2000s.
Walking through William Street this morning I noticed this cute little dog all packed in for winter waiting at the barber shop.
There was not a bookmaker or betting agency in sight when Fremantle Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren joined about 200 people and almost as many dogs at Wilson Park in South Fremantle on Sunday morning to call for the WA state government to join with NSW and ban greyhound racing.
NSW banned the ‘sport’ after acts of animal cruelty were exposed and mass graves filled with greyhounds were discovered there.
There will be a rally to call for a ban on greyhound racing in W.A. at Wilson Park at South Beach in Fremantle this Sunday between 11 am and 1 pm.
The location of the rally is quite significant as the first horse races were held at South Beach.
For all you dog lovers out there the Scruffs Dog Show at Fremantle’s Wilson Park at South Beach this Saturday will be heaven.
There will be over sixty stalls, including food stalls for breaky and lunch, a dachshund race, prizes for the biggest dog, the smallest dog, etc.
It starts at 10 am and dogs need to be on leads and well behaved in a crowd of people and dogs.
I know that nuisance dog barking is on the top of the list of complaints local councils all over Western Australia receive, and the State was going to revise the dog act to deal with it, so what are the rules and regulations and what is the process because it appears that councils handle the problem in different ways.
Years ago while living in Mount Claremont my partner and I forced Nedlands Council to take the owner of two dogs to court because they barked 24/7 and without apparent reason. The arrogant and uncaring dog owner was fined in the Magistrate’s Court and the process costs him $ 20,000 in legal fees. But it took years to get to that point. My then partner had complained for over two years even before I moved in and other neighbours signed a petition. Nedlands rangers spent days and hours to monitor and observe the relentless dog barking themselves.
Now take the City of Fremantle. I have lived in Beaconsfield next to a property with two dogs for three months now and was surprised to be told by the owners they received a letter from COF threatening them with a $ 5,000 fine because of nuisance dog barking by their dogs. It turns out only one neighbour has complained about the dogs and his concerns have not been corroborated by any of the other neighbours in the area.
I am very noise conscious and spend a lot of time at the computer and reading in the backyard, but I don’t find the occasional dog barking from next door a problem. Whenever I come or go one of the dogs-Rex stands up behind the fence and puts his snout up in the air and I reach my hand over to give him a cuddle. They never bark at me although I am relatively new to the area.
The dogs bark when people with dogs walk by and when the postman delivers, and they bark sometimes when parents drop off and pick up their kids at Beaconsfield Primary, but they don’t bark excessively and for no reason.
Out of four properties adjacent to the one where the dogs live only a single person has complained, but that is good enough for the City of Fremantle rangers to take action and threaten with a hefty fine, although the owners have installed a dog door so the dogs can go inside more often.
Cockburn Council demands nuisance dog owners pay for a dog trainer to try to stop dogs from barking excessively, but only after they have received complaints from multiple people, so why does COF believe just the one neighbour when all the others say there is no problem? It seems pretty unfair to the dog owners who are very upset about the City’s letter that threatens them with a big fine, so maybe the rangers should do what the Nedlands ones did and come and observe for themselves and read a book for a few hours and over several days to make sure the alleged nuisance barking is happening.