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Great Dane Play Date

I mentioned here that a friend and I had started a local Great Dane club back at the beginning of January. It's just a bunch of us in the Southeast TN area that share a love for Danes. We plan on having a lot of fun with contests, play dates and whatever else we can think of.

We've had 2 contests so far; one were we had a random drawing when we reached 100 likes and the winner won a free digitally hand-drawn portrait by Fur Real Pet Portraits:




Then we had our first photo submission contest called Puppy Love for the month of February. Members emailed us their pictures and then the one with the most "likes" was the winner. The winner received about a pound of homemade dog treats from Pibbles Nibbles and then we made a cover photo with their picture and the 2nd and 3rd place winners {and we actually had a tie for 3rd place}).



We also plan on having scheduled monthly play dates, but frankly, we're waiting til the weather is a tad more cooperative. With that said (and the main reason I started this blog post LOL), Cierra and I met at the Collegedale Dog Park today for an afternoon of fun and to talk "shop".





















Rio and Apollo had a lot of fun meeting new "friends", chasing each other around and checking out all the smells. Cierra and I figured out a lot of fun things to do in the future for our club but in order to find out what we're doing, you'll have to join ;-). Maybe we'll see you there!

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