Saturday, April 6, 2013

Day Ninety Six 2013

EVER LOVIN’ SATURDAY!  lunch at mickey d’s and fun at dogapalooza in dogwood park
On our way to McDonald’s for some lunch. Riding in the backseat~grandson Knox, grandson Elijah, and Elijah’s good buddy Anthony.
Mickey D’s Lunch Bunch~from left~daughter Kelly and grandson Knox, granddaughter Shelby,daughter Holly, grandson Elijah, friend Anthony, and Grandpa/Pa/hubby Neil.
After lunch, we went to the 4th annual Dogapalooza at Dogwood Park~an event where citizens and their pets can enjoy a fun day together. Dogapalooza consists of various animal demonstrations, an off-leash play area, an agility course, vendors, activities for owners and dogs, educational areas and a Kid's Dog Show. There is also a silent auction with all proceeds going to benefit the Cookeville Putnam County Animal Shelter.
Holly, Shelby and Elijah brought their dog, Charlie, a Miniature Pinscher, to join in the fun. Shelby entered him in the Kid’s Dog Show in the ‘prettiest dog’ category.
Meet and greet~doggy style. Charlie checks out a potential friend [or enemy~ya never know] Looks like a Pit Bull doggy.
Group shot at the Dogwood Park fountain [thanks, Neil, for taking the picture this time].
Shelby encouraged Knox to have some fun in the water.
The fountain in Dogwood Park is one of the best things that has ever happened to our town. Knox, Kelly and Shelby agreed that the water was on the chilly side today, even though the day was in the warm and wonderful seventies.
Elijah did not fear getting wet. He was having too much fun to notice  that the water was cold.
My beautiful granddaughter Shelby~didn’t have to get wet to have fun.
Knox would run into the water and then run back to his mommy, laughing.
More fun than pint sized human beings should be allowed to have.
You wet!
The special guest at this year’s Dogapalooza was University of Tennessee mascot Bluetick Hound ‘Smokey’ [#10].
‘Smokey’ was happy to have his picture made with the kids.
Knox had the best time with this balloon.
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Here’s Shelby walking Charlie across the stage in the Kid’s Dog Show competition for ‘prettiest dog’.
Sad to say, Charlie did not win, but that’s OK. I’m sure he enjoyed strutting his stuff with all the other dogs. He was very well behaved the whole time and got to spend a few hours on a beautiful Saturday in the park with his own kind. What a fun day with my peeps!

1 comment:

Jane said...

Great pics! I saw Shelby's post about it on Facebook. I see Anthony got to come, too. :) Finally a nice, spring day - and on a Saturday!! Cool that the kids got to have their pic taken with Smokey!