Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blue Bandana Day - Meet Our Friends

Welcome!!


Back in March some of you were dressing your dogs in green for St. Patrick's Day. I mentioned to a friend that I wished there was a Portuguese holiday that my dogs could celebrate. She said her dogs would celebrate it with us. That stayed in my brain and grew.

I Googled Portuguese Holiday (what did we ever do before Google) and discovered the perfect holiday. According to Google: "The 'Day of Portugal' is a holiday celebrated every year on June 10th in every corner of the Portuguese- speaking world. It commemorates the death of the revered Portuguese poet, Luis Vaz de Camoes in 1580." I am not familiar with his poetry, but I'm sure he won't mind sharing his day with some beautiful and talented dogs from around the world.

Originally I had planned to make bandanas and send them to all our doggy friends. I even purchased a bolt of fabric. When I started calculating how many bandanas I needed to make and what it would cost to send them out, I made a slight change in plans. I asked everyone to wear blue bandanas, but as time went on and the pictures started coming in I changed that to anything blue and I'm so glad I did.

Here are our bloggy doggy friends:


Hero
from Portugal


Thor
from Brazil


Skippy
From Massachusetts


Clementine
from Texas


Bluebonnet
from Texas


Grace
from Illinois


Fuji
from California


Buster & Persephone
from Connecticut


Ms Bailey Blue
from Connecticut
If you're wondering why Persephone, Buster and Ms. Bailey Blue aren't wearing blue. It's because they're Kerry Blue Terriers. They are blue.


Ruby
from Pennsylvania


Jackson
from North Carolina



Beau
from North Carolina



Sunny
from North Carolina




Splash
from Missouri


Grace
from Missouri


Snuffles
from England


Sadie and Simon
from Minnesota


Maggie & Mitch
from Connecticut


Milo
from Wyoming


Stella and Rufus
from Ohio


Honey Dew and Sampson
from Pennsylvania


Callie
from Missouri


Brodie
from Missouri


Tuffy
from Malaysia


Anna
from Malaysia


Snoopy
from Malaysia


Trixie
from Malaysia


Donnie
from Malaysia


Dexter
from Malaysia


Tubby
from Malaysia


Wally
from Malaysia


Brandi
from Malaysia



Joe
from Malaysia



Dudley and Abigail Jane
from Washington


Lucy and Beauregard James
from Washington


Marge
from New York


Mitzi
from Washington


Thor
from Pennsylvania


Zeus
from New Hampshire


Teutul
from New Hampshire


Sophie
from New Hampshire


Lola
from New Hampshire


Indie
from Portugal


Rufus
from Portugal


Kaia
from Georgia


Oreo
from Missouri


Zodiac
from Missouri


Legend
from Missouri


Elise
from Illinois


Rudy
from Virginia


Gabbi, Alfie and Rosie
from Scotland


Charli
from Michigan


Tara
from New Jersey


Emma
from New Jersey


Cooper
from New Jersey



Gretchen
from Virginia


Sissy
from Virginia


Morgan
from Missouri


Tsar
from Missouri


Samba
from Missouri


Fudge
from Missouri


Tess
from Missouri


Sky
from Missouri


Lola
from Missouri


Bailey
from Missouri


Noah
form Missouri


Norma Jean
from Missouri

I want to thank all of you who joined us to celebrate our big day. You guys are the very best. This was a great chance to visit with old friends and make some new ones. Let's do it again next year.

28 comments:

soulbrush said...

WHAT PLEASURE, WHAT GREAT PLEASURE THIS HAS GIVEN ME TODAY.
thanks so much sue for all your hard work and they all look fabadabadoo. i shall work my way through them and say 'woof' to all of them in time. yay, here's to blue bandana day next year and here's to all the pets loved by us.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What fabulous pictures - each and every one of them! We loved the kitty in her bandana!
We think this should be an annual event! It's a wonderful idea!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Yaayy, definitely must do this next year, it was so much fun and you got loads of great photos!
Happy Blue Portuguese Thingumy-jig Day!!
Slobbers xx

Pee-ess.....Mum has just realised she could have taken individual photos of us ALL wearing the blue bandana.....d'oh!

Mad about Craft said...

They are all sooooooooooo cute!!!

I'm cross with myself as I meant to take part with Meg and forgot! Stupid!

momsue84 said...

What a wonderful post!! Thank you so much for doing this, and we are so happy to be a part of Blue Bandana Day. So nice to see all your friends from all over the world.

Sam said...

This was really nice to view. I bet it took a lot of work to put up here on the blog. Thanks for making the effort, this was a lot of fun to participate in!

Charli and me said...

Awww.... I love this! All of dogs look so cute in their blue. For sure, let's do it next year..... It's wonderful to be able to celebrate a Portuguese holiday with you.....

GoldenTracks said...

What a great job, Sue! All the pups look so cute. Maybe next year Bo the White House Portie will join us!

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

Wow! You worked so hard on this...I guess I sent the wrong picture sorry about that. I know purple isn't blue ;) Thanks for doing this, how fun to see the parade of pups!!

LizzieJane said...

What fun Sue, you did a wonderful job, thank you so very much.

It was great seeing all those beautiful little ones wearing their blue bandanas. Thank you for including my Mitzi, that was so sweet of you. I can hardly wait til we do it again.
Hugs,
Kathy
x

Cat said...

Love the photos - what wonderful babies everyone has!

Nichole said...

What a great post... and my how many friends, all over the world! So cute and what fun to see. Love Thor in his cap... and the pup from Mass sporting a B's hat! :)

Channon said...

LOVE it! I'm so sorry Gretchen was the rude one of the whole planet, showing her...

This was SO much fun. It's an annual tradition now, right?

gaylen said...

Great photos - I loved that all the Missouri dogs had the same bandanas - I'm glad Washington did too! The kitty was an expected surprise. Miss Sissy looked less than impressed, didn't she? How many different families do all the dogs represent? g

Dot O said...

After work today I will visit each site. What a cute idea, Sue!!!

Dianne said...

What fun! Thanks for organizing Blue Bandanna Day! Everybody looks great in their blue duds!

Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

The post is so coooool! Thank you for letting us join you!
Lots of Kisses from Portugal!
Rufus and Indie

Marjie said...

What a wonderful collection of friends you have! I was gratified to see the kittycat included; I've had cats who were sure they were dogs, too. Happy Blue Bandana day with big calm hugs from Thor.

Kathy R said...

So sorry Lucy and I missed this. Next year we'll join for sure!

What a great lineup of your doggy friends from around the world.

Robin said...

AWESOME!! Friends-friends everywhere!

Nicki said...

Looks great, so nice of you to put in everyone's links!

Thor said...

Those doggies look so beautiful with your blue bandanas!
Lovely pictures!
Blue Bandana Day was a wonderful idea! I enjoyed so much be part of this celebration! Lots of fun! Thank you!

Thor xoxoxo

Tobi said...

Oh mama this is the best post ever! I can't wait to make tons of new friends. Thanks so much for doing this. It's awesome!

Tobi

Barbara B. Solbrig said...

I love the picture of Mitzi with all the dogs. It never occurred to me to include Oribel. Well, it still doesn't because she hates stuff on her neck and would probably shred and/or bit the hand that feeds her if I tried to put a bandanna on her. Maybe she will mellow out a bit more by next year.

dreameyce said...

YEA!! They're all ADORABLE!! Look at them all!

Obviously, we FAILED at finding blue things. Had you asked for pink, or purple, we'd have had no issues ;0P heehee

Maybe NEXT time!!

knittinwolf said...

Wow..fabulous pictures! Love all of them!

Persephone and Buster said...

we do like BLUE... it's our last name! we'll have to put it on our calendar lots of fun seeing all the blue ones.
theBUSTER Blue, Ms.Persephone Blue, & Ms. Bailey Blue too (aka) Ms.Bluezee, Bee, theBeezer..etc etc..

Sonya said...

I LOVE all the pictures!!

I want to play next time.