February 27th 2011 9:40 am
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So we made it to the Bay Area Pet Expo! I knew sumptin special was up even befure we got to the parkin' lot! Our car was in a big long line to get in there and I saw lotsa cars with dogs in them! There was a husky dog in the car next to us and I whined and wagged at him big time!
We parked and as we were walkin' toward the buildin' I got my poopy business out of the way fur the day. That was good! Once in the buildin', oh my, there was lotsa dogs! More dogs than I have ever seen! But where was the Splash Dogs? Ma asked the guy checkin' us in and he told us they were way at the back of the building.
So we made our way to the back and checked in with the Splash Dogs. I did a coupla jumps, then the folks wanted to go look at sum of the other set ups.
Woof-hoo! There was all kindsa treats and stuff bein' handed out. Pretty much all of these treats went in a bag fur home consumpution. Darn! I wanted them right then! But the folks didn't want a repeat of the barfies durin' a divin' heat. So in the bag they went! We ended up with so much stuff da made a run out to the car to drop them off!
It was real loud in the buildin'. Dogs were a barkin' & peoples were a talkin'. It got a little overwhelmin' at times fur both me and my peoples. We discovered we could go in and out the back door and there was a little patch of grass out there. Whew, sum relief from all the hubbub and a needed potty break!
As it got close to 12:00 we stuck around the Splash Dogs area as I was signed up fur the 12:00 wave. It was nice the back door and grassy area was just outside the dock divin' pool area. We could go outside and still be kinda nearby.
Once comin' back in ma saw a lady with a coupla cattle dogs. Somehow the lady and ma made eye contact and right away realized these are our Dogster pals! Woof-hoo!
I was a little distracted with watchin' the dock divin' and wantin' my ball so I was not the furiendliest of pups this day. But the peoples all got along and they did most of the talkin'. Josephine and Jolanda were real troopers thru all the commotion near the divin' pool and gettin' splashed and stuff. What sweet, mild mannered pups they are!
Once I was done with my 12:00 jump, we all went outside and enjoyed that grass. We played a little ball and relaxed a bit. Then the Jojo girls and their mom had to go find their dad. He was still back at the car dealin' with sum car situation. They said they would meet up with us again fur my 2:00 wave!
We had sum lunch out at the car and I wolfed mine down. The folks starved me in the mornin' (again, afraid I would urka gurka) and I was hungry after all that jumpin'!
We did a little more wanderin' of sum booths we hadn't seen the first time around. Of course, more treats for the takin', woof-hoo! And I got 2 bandanas, a pink one from a pet sitter and a black/gold one from a shampoo/carpet cleaner dude. Not sure when I'll ever wear them again, but da is a sucker fur freebies, oh woofs. Ma was happy to get a free poop bag holder with free poop bags. What a funny thing to be happy about!
Anywoof, time quickly passed and 2 o' the clock approached. So back we went to the divin' pool to wait around. We found our Dogster pals with their mom & dad. What a gentleman their dad is!
I did my 2:00 jump. Then it was time to wait around to see if I made the finals. We bid a fond farewell to our Dogster pals, rememberin' at the last minute to take sum pictures of our meetin'. The Jojos were quick to post their pics already! My page will have sum soon as well.
I did make the finals. In fact, I was one of the top 9 dogs (they take the top 24). So one more wave fur me to jump! Woof-hoo! Ok, by me! By the time we left it was around 5 o' the clock. What a long day! I slept the whole way home. Then at home I ate sum dinner then went to bed at 7:30. This is very early fur me! I slept straight thru until 6:30 this mornin'! I was one tired pooch!
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What a super day.. and nice that you could find a small quieter area too.
GREAT that you did SO well with the divin ! Also that the "no food" seems to have solved the other situation.
WELL DONE getting to the placing you did !
WOW... you met the JOJO Girls !! and there super Mum and Dad !! YYYYYaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
A super day all round!
Sound's like you had a fun and very busy day Pepper.That's wonderful you were in the final's! I bet you were a very tired pup and happy pup.
Love & Wag's, Walker
Whata great day you musta has!
Hi Flicka. Yes, that outdoor area was nice get away. Thanks fur the kind woofs!
Woofs Walker! You're right I was tired but very happy! I don't think I've ever slept 11 hours straight befure!
Hey Ebby! Yes it was great!
you did so great Pepper! Congrats to getting to the last round. We all kept our fingers and paws and tails crossed. Sounds like a real success. Some of the dogs were really strong jumpers - but 16 feet? Really neat :o)
It was big time fun meeting you and your humans - they are very nice people. You are a lucky pup to be with them.
They totally adore you - well, who wouldn't :o)
Woofs to you and happy splashing, Jolanda and sonja
Thanks, Jolanda and sonja! It was so great to meet you pups and peoples! You all made what woulda been a good day even better!
What a great day! And to meet dogster pals just makes it that much better!
Glad you did well in the dock diving!
Sounds like you had a fun day!
Howls MrJack and Whitley, thanks fur the nice barks!
Great job Pepper! You were also lucky to get to meet Joland, Josephine and the pawrents!