Between 500 -1000 Dr Harry fans and their pets flocked to the store and queued patiently, sometimes for well over 2 hours, in hope of meeting their favourite TV celebrity.
I gave up on meeting Dr Harry. Instead, with the kind agreement and support of both Petstock Mair St and Purina Supercoat pet food, photographed many of the dogs in attendence for my petsandplants.com.au Dogs About Town Series, celebrating local dogs and responsible pet ownership in Ballarat.
For me, meeting all these wonderful dogs and a rabbit was as much a joy as the prospect of meeting Dr Harry.
Personally, as an adult, I thought the children waiting so patiently in line should have priority over Whippet Boy and I to meet with Dr Harry, even though Whippet Boy was wearing his special collar I bought him at 'Verve' pet cafe and shop, in London, for the occasion!
Both the dogs and the children were models of good behaviour and excellent manners, given the long wait to meet Dr Harry. The adults and Petstock staff, were exceptional too, given the crowd exceeded the expectations even of Petstock.
The new Petstock store was so full, it was impossible to check out much of their fabulous stock, but I did meet some lucky pets who enjoyed hydro baths and got fitted with new collars and coats while they waited to meet Dr Harry and sample some yummy, Supercoat food, prepared from "natural ingredients", especially prepared to make dogs shine!
If you are one of the many pet owners waiting to see your dog's photo here at petsandplands.com.au please be patient. I am hoping to finish loading up the first installment of photographs by this weekend.
It was such a joy to meet you all and I thoroughly enjoyed photographing so many Ballarat dogs. Thankyou all so much for the privilege, your cooperation and just as on Saturday, your patience!