Golden Ocala Holds Posh Pets Event
Four legs, no arms and no clothes – except for that well-groomed coat of fur – might make it a bit more challenging to behave in a sophisticated manner: pinkies raised and all that other hoity-toity stuff.
But we humans at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club intend to do just that at the Dec. 13 Post Pets event.
Guests – both human and canine – will have an opportunity to meet Santa Claus and the world-renowned Mr. Pickles, of The Park on Main fame. While sophisticated and upscale in his own unique way, Mr. Pickles is a solid black Scottish terrier of few barks. Nearly 3 years old, he serves, ironically, as the spokesdog for the luxury, pet-friendly hotel in Highlands, North Carolina.
And he and Mr. Claus are coming to Ocala for Posh Pets as a way to help bolster support for pet adoptions. Mr. Claus, of course, has a little further to travel; it is 490 miles to Highlands and more than 10,000 to the North Pole. (Of course, Mr. Claus has some unique and, relatively speaking, high-tech gadgetry to make traveling exceedingly quick.)
Complimentary Mimosas and Bloody Marys for Humans
The event is 10:30 a.m. – noon, Dec. 13 at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club. Complimentary mimosas and Bloody Marys will be served 10 – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet will also be served at the event.
This is an opportunity for your pet to meet the great man from the North Pole. We’ll also take complimentary photos of your pet with Mr. Claus (a token your pet will hold dear for a lifetime).
Of course, your pet may also have the opportunity to mingle with Mr. Pickles (if his handlers are able to manage the adoring crowds); the two may converse about big canine issues on the world stage or just do small bark.
Marion County Humane Society representatives will be at the event to present animals for adoption.
Voices of Change Animal League or VOCAL will also be in attendance. Learn about their dedication to ending animal homelessness.
For the pets’ sake, Mr. Pickles is petitioning humans to bring pet foods for donation. For the humans’ sake, Mr. Claus is asking for donations of toys.
Mr. Pickles will also be hosting (or at least nonchalantly giving his furry nod of approval for) a raffle for a weekend at The Park on Main, which he testifies quite exuberantly is a truly dandy place for both pet and person.
The luxury, pet-friendly hotel rests serenely on a broad plateau of the Southern Appalachian Mountain range.
The Dec. 13 event costs $28 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Call for reservations.