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.