Sunday, September 30, 2007

Doggie Palooza Outing

Hey pups and GG, Eva here. Well, the weather cooperated for us and we went to Doggie Palooza! It didn't look good when we got dad up at the usual time of 4:00 a.m., but we went anyway and didn't get rained on.

I know something is up! Where're we going?
Somehow Tasha knew that we were going somewhere. Neither mom or dad said anything that would have gotten her excited, so I don't know how she knew. And because Tasha got all excited, I did too!
AAAHH, new smells!
We just love going new places. Tasha wasted no time at all checking out the area.
Here's the entrance to the wonderful event. Even on the way in we saw all kinds of different pups! SOOO MUCH excitement!
One of the first things we saw was this booth for Adopt a Husky, Inc. of Minnesota. They had all kinds of really cool husky stuffies and other neat husky stuff.
Hello, Huskies!
Then of course we got to say "HI" to the huskies. They were all very friendly and wanted to play. We could have stayed there all day! But there was all sorts of other things to see and sniff, so we moved on.
Hey, that's my butt!
Look at this big, handsome Great Dane! He was very friendly, but he made me a little uneasy. I didn't get any Rescue Remedy before we went in. Mom and dad wanted to see how I would do with out it on this outing. I did very well! I keep telling them that they have to take us on more adventures like this so I can get better about being in crowds. Outings like this are getting easier and easier for me.
Sorry that this picture is blurry, but dad isn't the greatest photographer in the world. Aren't they beautiful greyhounds? Mom and dad really liked their brindle color.
Next up was to say "HI" to these pit bull puppies! What a bunch of cuties! Tasha really wanted to play with them, but the humans said that we couldn't. They sure are pup party poopers!
Very fashionable!
Then we did some shopping. Look at all these cool collars. We thought we needed like four or five for each of us, but again we were vetoed by those kill-joy humans.
Isn't that one beautiful Samoyed! This was the booth for Samoyed Association of Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can't see him in this picture, but there was another Sammy on the ground that that human with the backpack is petting. We thought of Kona and Monty, Holly's brothers, when we saw these guys.
Lure Coursing
We got to watch pups that were lure coursing! What they do is they tie a white rag to a string that is run in a circle on rollers and the string is moved with a motor. The pups then go chasing after it! We wanted to try it, but there was a REALLY long line of humans and pups waiting. All sorts of dogs got to try it while we were there. We saw a Boston Terrier, a Corgy, a German Shepard, and a couple of Golden Retrievers chase the rag. Dog, did that look like fun!
We walked around and greeted all kinds of other pups, got some really good treats, and just enjoyed the atmosphere for a little while longer. Just as we were leaving it started to rain a little bit. What perfect timing! We wanted to stay longer, but little did we know, we were going to stop at one of our favorite places!
Oh, Dog! Chuck & Don's!
That's right, its Chuck and Don's Pet Food Outlet! Now this place smells VERY good. Kibble, treats, and toys! Everything that makes a pup bounce with joy!
What should we investigate next, Tasha?
So many things to check out, so little time. (No thanks to the humans.) Dad said something about that we already have too many toys (HOW is that POSSIBLE?!?!), so all we got was a bag of our favorite kibble and something called Solid Gold Seameal. Its a mineral and vitamin supplement that has a main ingredient of dried seaweed meal. What the heck is that? We're not fish. Its supposed to be good for us. All I know is that it wasn't a treat. What a bummer.

Now this is what we should be buying, mom.
Even though we didn't get any new treats it was still fun to go to Chuck & Don's. Then on the way home we stopped at Wendy's so the humans could get some lunch. That means that we can get french fries! We only got two each, but they sure were good!
We sure had a great day! We might go on another outing in a couple of weeks. There's something called Dogtoberfest on October 13 where we can get doggy beer and brats! Now that sounds delicious! I always try to steal a taste of dad's beer if it ever comes into my licking range! He's pretty fast getting it out of range, though. One day I'll get some!
Hope all you pups have had a great weekend! Belly Rubs, Eva.


Kapp pack said...

Looks like you had an exciting time! I love getting to sniff new doggies! We always get to share french fries. sometimes when mom and dad get french fries without us they bring home some for us anyway!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

The Daily Echo said...

Woo! We LOVE Meet and Greets! And shopping is always a good thing too. I'll have to tell Dad you get your Dad up at 4am. He was complaining recently about 5am on weekends. Geesh!

The Husky in the Window said...

You two have all the fun! My goodness. You'all did so much in one day. Your mom and dad are so cool. We made sure dad saw this too. We are hoping to move to Green Bay, WI in the spring (mom and dad are house hunting and saving) and we hope they have stuff like that there too!
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Holly said...

That looks sooo cool! I bet you had a great time with so much to see and do! Those Sammies do look a lot like Kona and Monty! Wish we could come up there for the Dogtober fest, but the humans are going somewhere else that day. At least our cousin Tracy is going to come and stay with us. She always gives us lots of treats so we like it when she comes to visit!

Those poor Vikes! They are really sucking this year! Oh well, we love them anyway.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

That event sure looks very fun. And you girls got to meet so many new doggies. How come you didn't get a toy at that giant store?

~ Girl girl

Bama said...

Wowoo, you girls look like you had a grrrreat day, even if you didn't get any new treats or toys! We're all excited here, mom got an email yesterday from our local dogpark newsletter, it's almost time for the SHRF (Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida) annual Husky Howlaween Party! The rest of the pack told me there were SO many huskies running & playing there last year they couldn't even keep count of them all. And they have husky races & kissing contests and all kind of fun games. I'm getting my tongue in practice, I just know I can win that kissin contest! That's why I sign off on all my comments with:
Bama (& the RHP)

The Army of Four said...

WOWZERS, does that look like a FUN day! It all looks like incredible FUN!
Stormy tagged you in a fun, new tag game! Stop on by for details. She was going to leave this message, but she can't stop looking at the puppies on your post! Ha roo roo roo!
Play bows,

Sparky said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I wish I could have gone. I'm so glad the weather was okay!


Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh my dodgness! You two looked like you had a great time. I wish I could have come up there to have fun with you two. Oh, Dogtoberfest??? That sounds FUN!!!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh wow, that looks like a super fun day! We are having something called Barktoberfest at our dog park on the same day that you have Dogtoberfest. There is a costume contest at ours. What about yours?


Hana said...

Wow, your doggy palooza outing looked awesome!! And you still have Dogtoberfest to look forward too!! Can I come live with you?