Cards unite pet lovers

SNAPSHOT: This very rural stencil scene was spotted above a mailbox on the outskirts of Bathurst. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 110716csnap

SNAPSHOT: This very rural stencil scene was spotted above a mailbox on the outskirts of Bathurst. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 110716csnap

PARADE loves an interesting fact, or quirky research, and has come across a great one for fellow pet lovers.

Apparently, 67.7 per cent of pet lovers will sign greeting cards on behalf of their pet, research released from Pawshake reveals.

With Christmas coming up, Parade wondered how many others (like herself) sign their festive greeting cards like this?

Data also revealed that 78.5 per cent of people admit they would put their pet before their love life and stop dating someone if they discovered they weren’t a pet lover.

And the last fact for today is that just over half (57.7 per cent) of those surveyed go as far as to imagine the sound of their dog’s voice.

New services on show at fun day

THE latest in services will be on show to people of all ages with physical or mental disabilities and their families when the Bathurst Community Alliance - a committee of local disability-related services - come together for this year’s Information Fun Day and Fete. 

The fete is being run this Saturday as part of International Day of People with Disability, a day to break down disability barriers and celebrate the contributions, skills and achievements of people with disability. 

The Bathurst Community Alliance, in partnership with Bathurst Regional Access Committee and Bathurst Regional Council, will hold the fete at Accessible Living Options, 369 Stewart Street on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

So come on down for the day because the event will showcase a range of local services available to people with disability and their families.

Summer is the season of choice

AS Bathurst moves into another summer season, Parade is rejoicing at the warm weather, thoughts of barbecues and afternoons spent in the backyard.

For her, it is the absolute best time of year – long days, clear blue skies and it also seems to be the season of parties.

With that in mind, fellow summer lovers can look forward to temperatures hovering around 30 degrees right through until Monday.

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