Monday, May 05, 2008
Eat at Zebra's and save a wild dog
Attentive readers will recall that the African Wild Dog - or the Painted Dog as it is more politely known - is one of my favourite animals.
They sniff bums, drag aforementioned behinds on the ground, wee on Land Rover tyres, grin lopsidedly and sillily, and have a 90 per cent-plus success rate in bringing down prey. All in all an excellent animal to view in the wild.
However, on a very serious note, the wild/painted dog is Africa's most endangered mammal.
The Painted Dog Conservation (Inc) people in Perth, WA, are dedicated to the survival of this very cool predator and it is my very great pleasure to be involved in a fundraising event on June 24, 2008, to help raise some money for this very worthy cause.
I'll be in Perth at the time to launch/spruik my next book, SILENT PREDATOR and I urge you all, LOF, to come along to the Painted Dog event and support this worthy cause and eat good African food and consume find African beer and wine.
I will be talking about my recent travels in Africa and I promise not to talk (too much) about Land Rover clutch plates.
So, here are the details:
What? Painted Dog Fundraising function/shameless Tony Park self-promotion (for a good cause, though)
Where? Zebra's African Steakhouse - a legendary venue. 1 Point Walter Road, Bicton, WA
When? June 24, 7pm
How much? $60 for a three-course meal. Bargain, or what?
If you're up for it, contact Angela at email@example.com
Warning: There will be a good deal more promotion of this event and other engagements in the weeks to come.