A Winter Walk with Suffolk Dog Day - wet and wonderful!

Do you struggle to find your dog-walking mojo when it’s cold, wet and windy as it was today? Today Carl, Barney and I found the PERFECT solution - wrap up and join The Suffolk Dog Day team for their Winter Fundraising Walk at Helmingham Hall.

Woofers Winter Walk with Suffolk Dog Day, Samantha Barnes is ipaintdogs.com

We had a great time.

Suffolk Dog Day is a biggie for all dog lovers here in East Anglia.  Held yearly in July and organised by the wonderful folk of Suffolk Community Foundation. It’s a HUGE event and one that I was super-excited to be showing my dog portraits at, until the boiling hot weather stopped play and it was cancelled - it just too hot for the dogs.  The decision was made and I applaud them for calling it, putting the dogs first is paramount.

So, as a side-order, A Winter Walk was organised.

It was lovely.  A fund-raiser at £5 per adult, coffee and bacon rolls were offered as well as one or two stands, including Skinners, the Suffolk based Dog Food Company.

The Winter Walk was organised into 4 different start times for the 3 mile walk over the estate, we joined the 10.30, grabbing a little more time in bed!

It was a beautiful walk, multiple deer ran free over the fields (all dogs were on leads!) reminding me of ‘Fenton’ the hilarious film of the dog in Richmond Park, you can find it here - it’s a watch I’m telling you.

The rain lashed, new friends were made and we returned to base wet, exercised and welcomed by the team.

I’ve never been to an organised dog walk before but they are a fabulous way to raise money and enjoy the buzz of being with like-minded dog loving people.

This year I’m booked into to attend The Suffolk Dog Day on Sunday 28th July - Come!  It’s going to be great and would be lovely to meet you in person.

Best, Sam x

About Samantha

Samantha Barnes is ipaintdogs.com

Sam is a practicing artist of 25yrs with a deep love of dogs.  Her drawings, paintings and prints are exhibited in galleries throughout the country.  In 2017 she painted her dog Barney and clients began to ask for bespoke portraits of their own best friends.  Since then, Sam has successfully painted many personalised commissions and sends her dog paintings all over the world.  

She has a stand-alone testimonial page on Trustpilot and is proud to support charities & auctions too.

To talk about having your own dog painted or to give as a gift, email Sam on info@samanthabarnes.co.uk today.