We had 135 registered walkers, and I would estimate that at least 400 people attended with their dogs in tow. There were so many dogs of all sizes and breeds - I was like a kid in a candy shop! Our vendor space was sold out - first time in four years - we're already looking for a larger venue for next year!
I didn't win the "big" raffle (for an HDTV, iPad2, or Garmin), but I did score a very cool Rescue Ink t-shirt, doggy bandana, Fromm treats, and a Nylabone for the pooches in the smaller raffle.
|The Rescue Ink doggy bandana makes even the sweetest dog look tough.|
I picked up a very pretty collar for Charlie - it captures her kooky personality perfectly. It's got a rich brown background and it's made from satin so although it's a thicker collar, it's very flexible and very girlie-girl for my tomboy. Handmade by Sew Fetching. The picture doesn't do it justice:
|Your pooch, too, can have a beautiful collar (or other accessories) from Sew Fetching!|
The Sew Fetching folks came with THE cutest Papillion named Annie! She definitely stole my heart.
|Annie, Sew Fetching's very own, very beautiful mascot!|
Pooches from the teeniest puppy...
...to the much larger attended. (Only a Dane could make a Dobie look small!)
Oliver got to meet Francois, a PAWS adoptable who I would LOVE to
add to my crew! I think they liked each other! As a matter of fact,
I think Ollie is giving Franky a little kiss in this pic!
This is one of PAWS' puppies, available for adoption, who slept like a baby at one point.
Peter, volunteer puppy wrangler, had his arms full with this little bulldozer!
A good time was had by all...
And we slept like babies that night! (Oh, the snoring!)