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No (Black) Dogs allowed!

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

Unleashing Relaxation and Protection: The Pack's Weekend at the Pacific Airshow

No black dogs allowed!
No Black Dogs!

Picture this: a sun-kissed beach, the My Pack shirt (and cap) on the beach next to the soothing sound of waves crashing against the shore, and an airshow filling the sky with breathtaking maneuvers. This past weekend, we embarked on a much-awaited journey to the Gold Coast, not only to witness the spectacular Pacific Airshow but also to prioritise our mental well-being.

For an entire year, we had eagerly awaited the Pacific Airshow. As the planes took to the sky, leaving trails of colorful smoke and executing gravity-defying stunts, we found ourselves in awe of the skill and precision displayed. Nick's camera was in overdrive!!

C130 Hercules drops flares
C130 Hercules drops flares

While the airshow was undeniably the highlight of the weekend, there was another aspect that added an extra layer of comfort and joy to my experience—the presence of the My Pack t-shirt donned represented not only a community of like-minded individuals but also the unwavering support that our Wolf friends provide.

As we strolled along the beach, we couldn't help but notice the "No Dogs" sign, which initially seemed counterintuitive considering the soothing effect dogs have on our mental health. However, my perspective shifted when I saw another sign advocating for mental health support and understanding. It hit me—the sign was a symbol of the struggle many face with mental health issues, often referred to as the "black dog." The presence of The Pack, both literally and metaphorically, acted as a protective shield against this metaphorical "black dog," reminding us that support and understanding are key in battling mental health challenges.

Wearing the My Pack t-shirt was more than just a fashion choice; it was a statement of solidarity. It represented a community that stands together to raise awareness about mental health and the role that dogs play in supporting our emotional well-being. This simple piece of fabric became a conversation starter, allowing me to connect with fellow attendees who shared similar values and beliefs.

As the Pacific Airshow concluded and we left the Gold Coast, we couldn't help but reflect on the importance of taking time to relax and prioritise mental well-being. The experience was a reminder that amidst the breathtaking aerobatics and the buzzing atmosphere, it's crucial to acknowledge the battles that individuals face on the inside. The My Pack t-shirt and the presence of The Pack exemplified the power of unity, compassion, and the unwavering support that humans and dogs provide for one another.

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So, here's to weekends that blend exhilaration with relaxation, and to The Pack that safeguards us against the shadows that seek to dim our light. Let's keep raising awareness, advocating for mental health, and celebrating the extraordinary bond between humans and their loyal furry companions.

My happy place
My Happy Place

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