Chinatics - Austin Chihuahua Meetup Date and location Changed, NOT on the 10th.

From: Chris N.
Sent on: Sunday, April 4, 2010 12:32 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Chinatics - Austin Chihuahua Enthusiasts!

What: Chinatics - Austin Chihuahua Enthusiasts April Meetup

When: Saturday, April 17,[masked]:00 AM

Mandi Matlock's House
205 East Lisa Drive
Austin, TX 78752

Sorry if this inconveniences anyone, but I am moving the official meetup one week to the 17th. For those who rsvp'd and can't make it, we can still have an unofficial one at West park on the 10th, I'm sure there will be a number of people there.

I know a number of people were concerned about the dog parks and the big dogs. That is why I rarely have them at dog parks. But I would never have a meetup at a location that would be unsafe for the the dogs.

Mandi has gracefully offered to host this month, so we will be in a private fenced back yard in central Austin. Bring a chair or blanket, she has a shaded deck and great backyard.

For new members and existing attendees I would like to reiterate some of our group standards.

1. Please do not feed treats to dogs that are not yours. I actually recommend not bringing treats. Some dogs are on special diets and even though people have good intentions, treats can cause dogs to get possessive and aggressive, so I want to avoid any possibility of conflict.

2. If you bring a purse, put it up on a chair or a table, or it will get peed on.

3. If this is your first meetup, owners tend to over worry about their dogs. They find their place in the pack very quickly. They will want to sit in your lap and protect you. I recommend walking around the yard with your dog and or have someone take them across the yard so they have to walk back and socialize.

We will be back on schedule next month for the second Saturday.

I am putting together a resource page on the site for a listing of all the rescues and shelters. If you have a good recommendation please email it to me with "Rescue" in the title to [address removed].

Warm regards,
Chris Nudd

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