Maureen Hodgson and Poppy, her three-year-old Burmese mountain dog happily deliver a fresh-cut Christmas tree Saturday, Dec. 14 during a U-pick event on Barnjum Road. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Hauling Xmas trees in Cowichan: it’s a dog’s life

Pooches enjoy a day outside giving tree buyers get a helping hand/ paw

A group of friends who enjoy giving their dogs a chance to do what they do best were busy at a farm on Barnjum Road Saturday morning, Dec. 14.

They were all “working” dogs; breeds born to it and who really enjoy it, loving people and getting bored if they are forced into overly quiet, sedentary lives, the dog-owners said.

So, they brought out their pooches and the neat little wagons they use for hauling, and the dogs carried the Christmas trees chosen by buyers at one of the Valley’s many farms.

The dogs will be out and about again this coming Saturday (Dec. 21) at the Duncan Farmers Market, so keep an eye out for them.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Thanksgiving Food Drive coming to your door in Cowichan

Next week will be your chance to help meet the food crisis

Cowichan Community Centre Elder College celebrates 20th anniversary

Volunteer instructors are the key to success.

Flashback: Teddy bears, dinosaurs, cougars, oh my!

Remember these stories from Cowichan Lake?

Drivesmart column: Clear your frosty windows BEFORE driving

85 per cent of the information we require to drive safely comes to us through our eyes.

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 20 to 26

Rabbit Day, Hobbit Day and One-Hit Wonder Day are all coming up this week

Quirky Canadian comedy ‘Schitt’s Creek’ takes Emmys by storm with comedy sweep

Toronto-raised Daniel Levy and Ottawa-born Annie Murphy both got supporting actor nods

B.C. unveils new cannabis sales programs to help small, Indigenous growers

Government did not say how it will define small producers, but says nurseries will be included in the policy

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

Body discovered floating in water near Lasqueti Island

JRCC reports personnel aboard fishing vessel made the find

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Most Read