A Big Dog Party
This weekend I attended a big dog party. There were big dogs and little doge, black dogs and white dogs, red dogs and blue dogs – all going around and around! But not in cars.
Go Dog, Go! is probably my favorite children’s illustrated books. P. D. Eatsman was a fantastic illustrator. His Are You My Mother? is my other favorite. Are you familiar with the dog party at the end of Go Dog, Go!? If you haven’t read it, I won’t spoil your fun. Please find a copy, find a three year old, read this book out loud.
The dog party this weekend wasn’t nearly as glamorous as the one in the book, but there were ladder rides on a fire truck.
No Clowns Were Harmed
There was a clown making balloon animals and balloon hats:
There were pancakes and juice. And dogs!
And more dogs!
Omigoodness! I wandered around asking people if I could photograph their dogs. I didn’t tell them I was a dog blogger, I didn’t tell them anything – people were just pleased as punch that someone found their dog handsome enough to photograph. And they were all good looking at this big dog party. See?
The dog party was a Saturday morning benefit at the local fire house. They were taking donations for Biscuit Acres, the dog park just behind the fire house. One of the local training groups, Hot Doggies, put on a little show for us:
What I keep telling myself I need to do is to carry a bag of JNC Windee Rings in my purse for events like these. So many gorgeous pups looking for nummy treats!
What’s Happening Near You This Weekend?
Have you found dog related events in your area? Have you looked? You may be surprised at what you find. There doesn’t seem to be a lot happening in Tulsa in the next month, but in November there are agility trials. Or December. And I think the big dog show happens in the spring. I’m really excited about that one! I just know I’ll see more beauties like this:
Dude. It wasn’t that funny.
The coup de grace – a medium sized dog which I mistook, from a distance, for an Australian shepherd, but which was clearly, close up, a Shetland Collie. The owner says she’s often asked if it’s an Aussie. This little girl is deaf and large for a Sheltie. Gorgeous.
*sigh* So many dogs. So little time. And room in my house. And money for dog food. Especially for dog like this one:
Thank you for reading today’s gently recycled post. I’m heading out the door in a moment to look at a house. We’ve sold ours (closing at the end of October!), and need a new place to live. Paws crossed that today’s home is the ONE!
Spreading the good chews …