Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dog Fest

Today was Dog Fest. Every September the dog park has a fundraiser and people get together to celebrate dogs.

This was Sky's turn to attend.

There were lots of tents with all sorts of merchandise and information concerning dogs. At first Sky wasn't sure he wanted to mingle, but then he started making friends.

There were a lot of Dachshunds. Some were taking part in the races, some were just there to urge their friends on to victory.

This is Isabella.

This very well behaved Soft Coated Wheaten is named Thunder. He liked posing for pictures.

This is Bella, the Pug.

There were dogs everywhere, but I didn't hear a single bark while we were there.

All the dogs were getting along nicely.

Many of them were eager to play.

This Havanese is camera shy.

One of my favorite breeds was represented. This is Grady, a seven month old Newfoundland.

The tables displayed all sorts of medicines and treats and other goodies. Sky got many treats, from flavor snacks to homemade cookies to ice cream. We even found some bacon flavored cookies to bring home to Morgan.

This is Polo.

This is Spuds.

Sky thought this Poodle was beautiful and he kept his eye on her for a long time.

This is a Bouvier.

This character is Spector. He's part Jack Russel Terrier and part Bichon.

This little girl got all dressed up for the event.

Sky rested in the shade of this enormous dog.

There were dogs of all shapes.

There were dogs of all sizes.

The entertainment was a Dachshund race. Here the contestants line up at the starting line.

The race is on.

Yellow was the winner.

There were lots of places for the dogs to get a cold drink.

Sky had never seen so many dogs in one place.

There were lovely gifts for friends with dogs.

This Akita is waiting for a turn to get a drink.

Greyhound rescue was there.

There were even some convenient trees nearby. I'm sure they were well watered.

This is Abe. He was coming in just as we were heading for the parking lot.

It was a fun event, well attended and all the dogs were on their best behavior. Everyone got along and they seemed to enjoy meeting each other. The owners all were attentive, too, which makes a huge difference.

To finish Sky's adventure, we stopped at McDonald's on the way home and he got some cheeseburger and fries. Now he's sound asleep.


Marjie said...

Well, Thor thinks every day is Dog Fest, but this one looks especially dandy! Never seen a Newfie with that much white on him. Looks like a glorious day, and great weather, too! Lucky Sky!

Channon said...

Gretchen thought she saw her reflection there, with the pumpkin-clad stuffed JRT!

What a great event. I'm so impressed with all of your photos and the dogs' names.

Mack and Sally Ann said...

What an amazing adventure. All of the little doggies were so cute and well behaved.
Sally Ann

The OP Pack said...

Great fun day and with a spectacular ending - cheeseburgers!!!

Woos,the OP Pack

gaylen said...

Looks like a big fun day. Did you see any other PWD's. I'm amazed you saw a bloodhound, his nose looks short, but Beau's prolly looks just like that. What a fun day. g

Kerry said...

My idea of a good time.

Raising Addie said...

Very cool event!!

Hailey raced in a wiener dog race today. We just love this time of year! Soooo many fun things to do!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Stella said...

The whole day sounds just perfect to me right up until McD's. My preference is Burger King!


LizzieJane said...

What a great day! Sky must have had the best time ever. No wonder the little guy was tired. I think he had doggie overload. I did have to giggle about him eyeing that beautiful poodle! Thanks for all those great pic's Sue. That took a lot of uploading, but we sure do appreciate it!


Grrreat post and pictures! Thanks for visiting us and for your votes!


Riley and Star.

Sam said...

Sky handled himself like a pro. A lot of dogs would either be super hyper or super scared with so much commotion going on. Glad you had a good time.

charlie girl said...

THis looks alot like the Doggie Olympics event gatherings we have in Washington State. We go yearly to The Long Beach Doggie Olympics....the most fun dog event around here besides visiting Marymoore Offleash park.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fabulous day you had, Sky! So many new friends to meet and a cheeseburger and fries too! What could possibly be any better?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Swampechaun said...

That looks like so much fun! That looks a lot like the Barktoberfest we have here in Central Texas. It's just a few weeks away - I can't wait.

Dianne said...

It looks like everyone had a great time!

Martha Basset said...

What a great idea a Dog Fest sounds! We loved seeing all the pics - lovely dogs. Loved the Newfoundland!
Not sure how our two would get on with so many dogs - amazing they all seemed to get on.
Loved the presents idea for friends with dogs!
Not sure if I should mention cheeseburgers to Martha & Bailey!

Nichole said...

What fun! Some gorgeous doggies too!!!

Brownie said...

OMD! what great pictures! Looks like you had a ton of fun. :)