Monday, October 6, 2008
Our Day at Bark in The Park
Yesterday Louise and I attended our first "Bark in The Park," which is a fund raiser for Lafayette (LA) Animal Aid.
It was a warm, sunshine filled day with hundreds of dogs and their humans attending.
Everything from Mastiffs to Teacup Yorkies were there to join in the fun.
There were booths from a variety of great animal organizations: Best Friends, Pets for Health, the Acadiana Kennel Club and more. You could get your dog's picture taken, nails trimmed and microchipped.
There also were three contests: Best Tail Wagger, Most Talented & Best Costume.
Louise entered the costume contest, wearing her (designed by me) Hawaiian Hula Girl outfit.
When it was our turn, Louise strutted her stuff to about halfway around the ring, when she suddenly got whiff of a wonderful scent (to a Basset, that is) and decided to stop, drop and roll with wreckless abandon, much to the delight of the crowd. My girl knew how to work it! ;)
I finally succeeded in getting her put back together and going again and she exited the ring with not a care in the world.
We anxiously awaited the Judges' decision and were thrilled when we heard our number announced. We'd won Third Place and got a beautiful yellow and white Rosette to commemorate our day!
I was so proud of my girl. We had a great time and Louise made some people smile.