Skip to main content

I Came, I Saw

I ATTENDED BARK IN THE PARK 2012!!!!!!



Oh it was sooo much fun!!! So many great vendors, rescues, people and dogs!

We got there about 10 (an hour earlier than I was shooting for.....I was actually early for once!!! LOL) and stayed till about 2.

First was the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America sung by Nicholas Hickman. Now let me tell y'all something about this boy: he had one ROCKING VOICE!!! He sang both songs superbly and I had chills and actual tears during the entire performance. Absolutely beautiful!

Then came the Spooky Pooch Parade, led by Mirabelle and her servants, I mean owners. :-








I then decided to let Rio run around in the dog park to burn off some energy. I think we might pay the membership ($25 a year) to go there, it was lovely! (The grass is really lush and green, but my cell phone just doesn't pick it up.)











NONE of these dogs belonged to this guy LOL



Then it was time for the Halloween contest. Rio was a mouse. :-D Dad had told me that I should've named him Mouse b/c of his coloring and b/c of how big he would get, LOL. We didn't win, but that's ok, we still had a blast!

We're beside the "cow family"....A...DOR...ABLE!
I look rather thrilled and Rio looks bored LOL




This is my new favorite pic of him. :-)

His mouse-trap I made.

This little dude was the contest winner. I think he
deserved it!!

These are just random shots of people, dogs and vendors there. It was a little difficult snapping pictures with my phone that takes forever to focus and then having a Dane "leading" the way at times LOL

He got tired of Mom jabbering away. Note the "I'm
not looking at you" pose he's got going. LOL

Rio seeing some Dane friends again.

Tory and her handsome boy with her foster
pup in the background.

This poor puppy! LOL

This is my friends Pit, Nina.


Rio behaved fairly well until he saw Harley, then it
was ON! He LOVES playing with him.





This was HALF of the vendors there.

The free book vendor in the foreground and more
vendors in the background.

This little Pom was just too cute!


Harley and new "sis".

Nina

Here's a couple shot of my "goodies". Only one item was paid for and that was my purple Pit Happens t-shirt, the proceeds went to helping them out.



  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 frisbees
  • 3 free books for McKayla
  • A calendar
  • A portable water bowl
  • A Gentle Leader
  • A clicker
  • 3 sample bags of 3 different foods
  • $25 off at a hair salon
  • A green bandanna for Rio
  • A hairbrush/mirror combo (perfect purse size)


Oh it was so much fun! I'm already looking forward to next years event! :-D

Comments

  1. GREAT photos! Thanks for coming out and sharing your stories and photos with us! Looking forward to seeing you again next year. LOVED the mouse trap, didn't see it on Saturday, fabulous! ;.)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jennifer, I'm glad you enjoyed it!! I enjoyed myself immensely (if you couldn't tell LOL).

      Yeah, the mouse-trap was a last minute touch and I wanted him to "wear" it on his tail, but it wouldn't stay. I ended up carrying it, along with his "nose" LOL It wouldn't have mattered too much anyway, he got bored at the contest and ended up laying down, so no one would've seen it anyway LOL

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Great Dane Standard Through the Ages Part III ~1976~

The 1976 Official Illustrated Standard
Revised & Edited by The Great Dane Club of America, Inc. Written text AKC approved August 10, 1976 Illustrated by Donald E. Gauther - Great Dane Breeder & Judge Copyright, 1972


1. GENERAL CONFORMATION (a) GENERAL APPEARANCE. The Great Dane combines in its distinguished appearance dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body. He is one of the giant breeds, but is unique in that his general conformation must be so well balanced that he never appears clumsy and is always a unit--the Apollo of dogs. He must be spirited and courageous--never timid. He is friendly and dependable. This physical and mental combination is the characteristic which gives the Great Dane the majesty possessed by no other breed. It is particularly true of this breed that there is an impression of great masculinity in dogs as compared to an impression of great femininity in bitches. The male should appear more massive t…

The Great Dane Standard Through the Ages Part II ~1945~

The Official Illustrated Standard of the Great Dane Club of America, INC. 1945
(Typed for easy reading below each picture which has made this post EXTREMELY long. Also, you *should* be able to click on the pictures to enlarge, but sadly still not enough to read the charts.)


BREEDERS CODED OF ETHICS as endorsed by THE GREAT DANE CLUB OF AMERICA
There are only five recognize colors; all these basically fall into four color strains: 1 FAWN and BRINDLE, 2. HARLEQUIN and HARLEQUIN bred BLACK, 3. BLUE and BLUE bred BLACK, 4. BLACK. Color classifications being well founded, the Great Dane Club of America, Inc. considers it an inadvisable practice to mix color strains and it is the club's policy to adhere to the following matings:
------------------------------------------------------------------------ FAWN TO FAWN OR BRINDLE ONLY
BRINDLE TO BRINDLE OR FAWN ONLY
Pedigrees of FAWN or BRINDLED Danes should not carry HARLEQUIN, BLACK or BLUE upon them -------------------------------------------…

The Great Dane Standard Through the Ages Part IV ~1995~

(This is the last and current Standard)

The Great Dane Illustrated Standard Approved and Published by the Great Dane Club of America, Inc. September 1995, Illustrations by Stephen J. Hubbel
An Illustrated Standard And Guide for the Evaluation of the Great Dane This booklet has been prepared by The Great Dane Club of America to assist fanciers, breeders and judges in their assessment and understanding of desired Great Dane type. Nothing in the discussions or illustrations contained herein should be construed as altering or contradicting the provisions of the Official Standard of the Great Dane adopted by this club and approved by The American Kennel Club. It is rather to be considered as a supplement to, and expansion on, the Official Standard.
The reader should remember the Official Standard describes the ideal Great Dane. In the following commentary we discus common deviations from that ideal, and the relative importance to be place on such deviations in the overall evaluation of an in…