Today we took the boys to AZGRC's 2010 Gotcha Day. Let me tell you, it almost didn't happen. The boys were so excited they got themselves in a lot of trouble before we ever left the house!
The event was held at Vista Del Camino Park in Scottsdale. This is a beautiful park with nice shade trees, grassy areas to sit and play, and a very tempting duck pond!
One of the best things about Gotcha Day is seeing all the Golden Retrievers! Nearly all of these are rescues, and every single one is happy and well loved.
Just look how happy they are!
As usual, they had games to play too! We got there a little too late to play musical chairs, but I did try the ball toss with Monty. We managed 2 catches in 60 seconds. Let's just say we didn't win, but we had a lot of fun!
I'm not sure, but I think Monty might need glasses. His hand-ball-mouth coordination is a little off.
After that, Mom wandered off for refreshments. Dad call this the triple fanny shot.
Coming back with sodas...
While we were resting, we watched some of the other dogs. We thought this one looked rather dignified...
...and this one was really enjoying himself!
We also tried Bobbing for Hot dogs again. We didn't get any pictures, but Sam managed to do it in 11.99 seconds. Monty wouldn't even put his head in the water. Sam didn't seem upset by this - he got to eat Monty's hot dog!
Monty and Sam got lots of attention. Monty got some loving - which he adored!
...and Sam was quite happy begging for brats and barbecue!
Gotcha Day never lasts long, and soon we were heading home! The boys had a wonderful time, and so did we!