- August 22, 2012
Šalčininkai: The Republic of Four-Legged Pets
On Saturday (the 25th of August) the Dog Breeders’ Club in Šalčininkai organizes a festival named ‘Summer 2012 in Dog Breeders’ Club in Šalčininkai’. The celebration will consist of two parts: the first one includes three shows of ‘lesser brothers’ and the second will focus on artistic and humorous aspects – during this part, Šalčininkai will change into ‘the Republic of Four-legged Pets’ for one evening.
During the holiday, the ‘Independence Day of ‘Four-Legged Pets’ will be declared for the first time and the president of the Republic of Four-legged Pets will be elected, which should meet the following requirements: it has to be a dog or a cat, at least five years old, living in Lithuania for at least five years, able to bark (or meow) in several languages, in a good physical condition (shiny coat, healthy teeth and sharp fangs), with no bad habits and with the ability to keep its mouth shut and to perform all orders of the hosts.
The organizers prepared lots of attractions, shows, lectures, competitions and quizzes for children and adults.
In the first part of the celebration, at 9 am on the playing field of Jan Śniadecki Gymnasium, the first National Dog Show will begin. At 10 am in the city park a mongrel-dog show will be held, during which the most beautiful mixed-breed dog of Šalčininkai will be chosen. A cat show starts at 9 o’clock in Jan Śniadecki Gymnasium.
The second part of the event is scheduled for 4 pm in the city park. It will include humorous declaration of the ‘Independence Day of Four-legged Pets’ and the inauguration of the election of the ‘President of the Republic of Four-Legged Pets’, followed by a concert, a parade of balloons and a feast for all attendees.
Dog and cat breeders and owners of pets from Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia and other European countries have already declared their intention to participate in the festival.
Tłumaczenie Ewelina Zarembska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Ewelina Zarembska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.