Trevor Green and Jim Gibbons, taking Matilda for a walk along the pathway next to Farnborough Beach, are keen to participate in council’s 3km dog walk on Sunday in Yeppoon.
Trevor Green and Jim Gibbons, taking Matilda for a walk along the pathway next to Farnborough Beach, are keen to participate in council’s 3km dog walk on Sunday in Yeppoon. Nikita Watts

Who'll come a-walking Matilda?

HER name is Matilda, “but she doesn't waltz”, says Jim Gibbons.

She moved to “paradise” from Sydney 12 months ago and is the belle of the ball when she regularly visits a nursing home in Yeppoon.

And her favourite thing is taking Trevor Green and Jim Gibbons for scenic walks along the Capricorn Coast beaches.

Yesterday they were walking along the pathway in front of Farnborough Beach, with Matilda out in front, proudly leading the way.

Her tail wagged instinctively as Jim said he was definitely going to participate in the Rockhampton Regional Council's 3km leisurely dog walk on Sunday in Yeppoon, so he could meet some new friends in town.

He said he could tell Matilda missed going to the markets and socialising with other dogs now that no dogs are allowed.

Every man, woman, child and their dog is encouraged to take part in the free walk, which will step off from Merv Anderson Park at Ross Creek at 8.30am.

Dogs must be kept on their leashes at all times and walkers are required to bring poo bags and water.

The dog walk will be held every two months.

Trevor proudly said it was his initiative to get plastic bag dispensers put in around popular walking spots in Yeppoon, and he has approached a councillor to request they be installed.

For more information on this event or other walking initiatives please call Sophia Czarkowski on 1300 225 577.



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