Oh my dog it was fun Diary. Do you know there was even one of those kitties there? Too bad Mom said it was one of those no chasing kinds caus I bet I could of caught her real easy seeing how she had a ugly dress on instead of sweater, so I`ld have the edge. But anyways back to my yapping about the Ugly Sweater Contest at PetCo because it was one of the best of the five we have attended. Let me start by giving a shout out to the employees at the Taunton Pet Co who were extremely organized, freindly, and judged very reasonably and everyone had a wicked good time.
Now here's the thing with ugly sweaters, it seems the uglier the sweater the more people seem to like them. I kid you not, they hover over you like a flock of vampire bats after a long day sleep. The judges keep going from a couple of overly garnished cow, to a furry witch terrier, to mermaids, and barbies. And my held it`s own amount uglies, extra legs dangling from headpiece to monkey tail. Of course all the doggie kisses I gave the judges helped too.
First place went to a German shepherd in tattered werewolf apparel, then a trio of ghost busting dogs handle by a human in his dress ugly Stay Puff Marshmallow clothing. Mom and I believed the kitty would win third for sure just for hanging out like a cool kitty amount all us silly looking dogs, but then we heard them call me Colin Doggie for Third place. Must have been all the wonder kisses I gave them. I won a bag of mother Hubbard's peanut butter cookies, two yummy looking iced cookies, a new rawhide chew and a wicked neat spider bandanna for Howl O Ween. Not to shabby for an hour's work let me tell you. Put on one of the ugliest sweaters you can find and see for yourself. Our people just can`t resist them on us and I don`t even question the ones mom comes up with any more. I just wag my tail and cry to ge into it so the fun can begin.
Did I tell you about the cookout that I was invited to last month? Boy was I extremely excited when I received the invitation in my email; because it mentioned that it would be held somewhere with a fenced in yard. That ment all us dogs attending could let our people off leash and we wouldn't have to worry about them wondering off on us, and ending up lost. Therefore I invited mom and grump with me so they could enjoy some fun and sun with my old classmates and their people. Oh okay, cause I'm too short to reach the petals in the car as well.
I awaited eagerly that day for mom to finish putting together the food trays, she had one overflowing with hamburger and hotdog snausages, and gravy basted milkbones yum; plus some of that dumb not for doggies food that always smells so wonderful. Too bad too cause I saw her put my favorite chorizo, in it. At last she finished and packed up the car and we all piled in. Had I known that she was going to let grump ride shotgun I may have thought better of inviting grumps, but I wanted to get going so I didn't argue that stupid seating arrangements.
We were the first of the guest to arrive, so while Mom was introducing Grump to June I dropped the lead so I could really check out the awesome yard. Being a well mannered dog, my first stop was the dog house so I could present my butt to June's dog Yoshi so we could dispense with the introductions and get down to Doggie business. Yoshi turned out to be a wicked great dog, and we got along wonderfully, and in no time at all we were completely engrossed in every dogs favorite game. See who can pee on the most stuff last. We must have been whooping and whipping around the yard full steam for a half hour or so till the rest of my Pocksha classmates got there. I brought Yoshi over to meet my old friends, and after some happy yelping, get reacquainted butt sniffing, and good natured humping the four of us were off and running.
All of us doggies made the most of the spacious fenced in yard, and we played all the best doggie game, like "duck, duck, dog and leap dog". Seeing how I was the only dog sporting referee colors it fell on me to make sure all the rambunctious boy stayed in line during all the game action. Don't let my small stature confuse you diary, I am more than enough dog for the job. Even with all the fun going on, I made sure to take time away from the puppy games so I could greet all the humans there. Why some of these poor people hadn't received any of my magical doggie kisses in years. Don't feel too bad for them I made sure I bestowed enough on them to hold them a few years. And I must say diary all the new people I met were overwhelmed with my delightfull doggie charisma.
Unfortunately, way way too sone it became time to take our people home. Thank God for the fence becuase we didn't lose even one person. June and her boyfriend Billy were more than blown away with my charm, especially Billy. I heard him mention many times to my Mom what a great little dog I was. I guess he had never met a shrunken border collie before, such a shame for him. And they told Mom we were welcome back any time. Once your put under my Doggie spell you can never get enough Colin Doggie.
By the time I got home Sunday I was totally spent. You wouldn't believe how many of my little doggie steps it takes to keep up with those big guys. Why, it took all the energy I had left just to eat my dinner kibble, and then pull myself up on the couch for a nap. Some days it's really tiring to be the Doggie!
Mom and I were so busy Sunday attending a Doggie cookout that I didn't even know I was a diary of the day pick till I read the email today. What an honor that was. Thank you everyone for the congrats I recieved. I couldn't wait to brag about it to all my Aunties from the shelter mom adopted me from.