February 24th 2007 3:02 pm
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Welp, we're back from Mardi Paw in Downtown Dallas. Dog alive was it windy! We got there as they were setting everything up. All of the sudden we were hit by a tornado! [Big dust devil, Smoke! Not a tornado!] They had to move everything inside.
They had it inside a building that Mom used to support about 5 years ago. They've made it into lofts now. The lobby is really pretty with all the marble and stone. We didn't get to see the whole thing because they've blocked off part of the lobby for some clothing stores and a restaurant.
Anyhowl, we had a lot of fun. Until we found out that a window blew out of a building across the street and landed on the valet cars. We had to walk about 6 blocks past a lot of older buildings being remodeled to get back to Gene to come home. All of them full of windows! *gasp* It was blowing so hard that Mom had to carry me. I wanted to walk but the wind was lifting me off the ground! So I did what any self-respecting Eenie Weenie would do in this situation.....
*anchors himself to something heavy (Mom)*
I won second place in the costume contest. Only 3 dogs were entered. 2 of them showed up at the last minute! Mom was mad when she found out that I could have had a $100 gift certificate to Fuse, the sushi restaurant and a $75 GC to The Petropolitan. As it is, I won a $50 GC to Iron Cactus (artsy-fartsy Mexican food) and $50 to The Petropolitan. We didn't even know they were ready to do the judging. It was crowded in the little lobby. It wasn't formal or anything and a lady came chasing us down to give me my prize!
There were quite a few things to check out. We saw 2 Stupid Ladies juggling. They told that little girl to stand there and smile. Then they told Mah-ahm to stand right there for just a minute! Those things were flying by the end of my Eenie Weenie nose! A puppy could get hurt by those flying bowling pins! I made Mom stop by the Operation Kindness table to make a donation so they can save more dogs. They had posters, bumperstickers and bracelets for Mercy.
I've never been downtown bee-fore. It was kind of scary. Maybe if the wind hadn't been blowing. On the way home, Mom was stopped at a light right next to her building. I thought the whole truck was going to blow over! It was like being in the car dryer part of the car wash machine that I HATE! There was so much dust in the air on the way home, Mom couldn't see 1/4-1/2 a mile up the road. You could hear the sand hitting the truck. It sounded like rain.
Smoke, *poking* the sand out of his teeth
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