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A New Beginning

Paws In The Park

May 6th 2013 9:29 am
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Mom and dad played a dirty trick on me last week. We got home from Gettysburg Sunday afternoon. On Monday morning they brought me to the vet! I actually don't mind going to my vet too much. They are very nice there and give me treats. I prefer seeing Dr. Caviness but this time I saw Dr. Rogers. She is nice too. It was just my annual exam. They did some blood work to check my immunity. It was high enough so I didn't need any vaccines this year. Dr. Rogers said I was too fat! Can you believe that? I weighed in at 70 pounds. That is exactly what I weighed when I was adopted. Mom says I have to cut back on my cookies and walk more. Other than that, I am healthy.

Yesterday was a fun day. We went to Paws In The Park. It is an annual event held to raise donations for Buddy Dog. We have gone every year since I was adopted. They have food and vendor booths, games, demonstrations and raffles. The weather was perfect and it was a great turn out! We saw most of the booths and then it was time for the group walk. It is only about a mile walk but it is very pretty. All the flowers are coming out and the leaves on the trees are budding too. After the walk we ran into Aunt Carla, Jeff, Gil, Skylar and two of aunt Carla's Iggies. We chatted for a bit and I hung out with Gil and Skylar. By now it was noon so mom and dad went to check to see if there was anything they could eat. A Thai place was there and had some vegan options, so mom and dad had lunch. They started to play some dog games. Daddy tried the dress up contest again. He didn't do very well dressing me. He thinks mom would have done better because she dresses me in costumes a lot. Later they did a dog/human look alike contest. Daddy decided to enter that one with me too. The lady with the microphone saw me and daddy and told daddy to bring me in the ring. She kept telling daddy that she was saving him for last. The crowd cheered for who they thought looked most like their dog. When our turn finally came, mom yelled as loud as she could! (and mom can yell really loud!!!) We won!!! Daddy selected a toy for me. A lady came up to mom and asked her if we belonged to her. She said "yes" The lady said "He really does look like his dog"!! Mom got a kick out of that. Another woman said that daddy and I have the same smile!! Mom told dad and he thought it was funny too. We watched a Frisbee demo with border collies and mom and dad ate kettle corn. After that it was getting too hot. Daddy took me to the swimming pools to cool off a bit. After that I took daddy to the Greyhound Friends booth and laid down on one of the blankets. Fast was there with his mom. I always enjoy hanging out with Fast. We hadn't planned on volunteering that day, but we helped out with the booth anyway. Mom watched some of the other dog games. She was hoping for the longest tail but they didn't do that one this year. We stayed until it was almost closing time. I didn't want to leave. I had so much fun. Mom told me that Whisker Walk will be in June. I will look forward to that!


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