There were all kinds of events going on - live entertainment, an Alumni (dog) parade, dog washing, pet arts and crafts, shopping booths, food trucks, a lure course and contests for best pet-owner lookalikes, tricks and costumes. We got there early and I knew we'd miss some of the events later in the day - Harlow wilts like a daisy when it gets a little warm out.
First we walked around and took a look at all of the booths. ...and you know me, I kept an eye out for Golden Retrievers...
|Random Golden #1|
|Random Golden #2|
I have a lot of other Golden photos, but these two were the best. I also enjoyed looking at the other dogs and a lot of dogs came in costume.
|Red dogs in the red rocks...|
|This cutie was nice enough to pose for me.|
|His brother was a bumble bee....|
|This pair was just so super handsome!|
|Lots of folks came prepared for a picnic. I'll remember this for next year.|
|This is one of Sam's former agility teachers and his dog Yoshi - they were entered in the lookalike contest.|
|So was this guy! :)|
Harlow tried agility with her favorite instructor, Amy, from Good Dog Agility:
|Getting instructions from Amy. Did I mention Harlow just adores Amy?|
|Piece of cake, Amy!|
I'll admit, a few minutes prior to this Harlow tried to walk on the tunnel and had a victory lap around the field...
I also tried lure coursing with Harlow. I think she loved it! She didn't quite get what she was supposed to do, so I had to run a little bit with her. Then she caught on...
|I'm gonna catch you, funny moving thing on the ground!|
Of course, the Princess got a little tuckered out.
|Keep da water coming, Momma.|
|I must let other dogs be awesome too.|
This year I learned to come early, bring a blanket or a chair and find a shady spot to watch all the fun! We are looking forward to next year.