The socialization is just tops. I mean, you get to meet a lot of people. You get to meet a lot of dogs. You get a lot of attention and hear lots of oooos and ahhhhhs. There are scents of other dogs (of course), but also... shampoos, hamburgers, popcorn, bbq bones, squirrels on a stick and my personal favorite... cinnamon roasted pecans!
It is the best time ever. It was a blast, and I can't say enough great things about my time there... In fact, I pity the boys who are not yet (<-- word that my the Mom made me add) well behaved enough to attend!
And speaking of well behaved boys, today's special GRRH Alumni were my The Cousins Rizzi and Zeke! They, along with my The Aunt Karen, picked Mom up in the red trolley... destination Dog Show!
Here is Rizzi, working the booth... He's a cute boy with a cute personality. He is outgoing, but can be shy. He's also bit of a 'breedist'! He is wary of other breeds, but a huge extravert with another Golden!
And today, this Sweet boy found a girlfriend! I don't know her name, and I don't have any details... but this cute young Golden Girl came by the booth twice. And let's just say, Rizzi was quite smitten!
Cousin Zeke is a handsome boy with a steady and calm presence. He rocked the donation shirt, and brought in the big bucks! I mean, seriously...
Who could resist these soulful eyes and sweet smile???
Zeke worked the booth like a pro. And he was irresistable to the passers-by! There was a lot of heavy petting going on today!!!
My the Mom says this photo melts her heart.... That Zekey Boy is adorable!
Another fun thing about the dog show is when your photos are displayed.
On the other hand, it becomes a little wierd when your the Mom takes a photo of your photos... every day of the show. But then... I guess that's what makes her Our The Mom.
The Luke 'School Photo'... top/center. The Whitson Herd... center/right. And The Reufus... bottom/right.
Cousin Buddy of the Herd below the 'R'. The Me below The Buddy.
Our The Luke below the 'H'!
I don't know why the Mom keeps doing that. She just does. So, let's move on...!
Another great thing about the dog show is the neat stuff you can buy there. Our the Mom has quite an extensive dog t-shirt collection, and she loves adding to it at this event. Among her favorites this year are these Dog is Good Collection tees:
It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone!
And since 'Sit' is the Reuf's best command, he's proud that this great shirt no longer applies to him!:
Your Dog doesn't know SIT
And probably the funnest of the things about The Dog Show... is the surprises and treats that are brought home! And today, the Mom was briefly educated on an exotic, yet special treat that she did bring home for us to enjoy!
Yes. Today we were introduced to Whole Elk Antlers, and not just any Whole Elk Antlers... but these were from Elk who have entered new careers with more conservative antler codes/policies.
And as you could guess... Little Reufus took right to his.
Chaw chaw chaw chaw chaw chaw chaw...
And as for me, I immediately began worrying about the poor Elk who is wandering the corridors of some corporate high-rise... missing his headware.
And then there is the Reuf... thinking of me and my antler... as I think of the Elk and his antler...
And then he makes his THIEF move. And then a great refereeing session ensues.
And then the antlers are put away.
And still, the Reufus begs.
I really couldn't care less. At a certain point, my antler is either sitting between my paws with propriety but not purpose, stolen by Bad Boy or removed from sight!
Someone remembers and thinks a good 'Sit' will bring the antlers back.
He tried his best, but it was too near bed time to be successful. Night Night, Little Reuf! And now with Gluttonous Little Boy tucked in his bed, I can now share with you...
The Very Goodest and Funnest Thing From The Dog Show:OMD!!! These are good!!! You have to know they are, because... It's dark outside. I'm awake. And I'm chewing like MAD!!!
I'm in love with...Venison Joe's!The Venison Joe's Expert who sold the Mom these tasty treats... selected these antlers for us. The Mom bought two for us to compete over, as she is trying to break the Reuf from his theivery.
And the nice man, who I love with all my heart, selected this rich split antler for my non-aggressive chewing pleasure!!!
You all might also know how much I like staying quiet and passive 23 hours of the day... just to let loose for the 1 hour that I spend with the Mom after Reuf has gone to his 'room'. I can't help it if I'm also enjoying the noise that my SPLIT antler makes. Just saying. Hee hee.
Stay tuned for more Fun and Wonderful Things About and From The Dog Show!!!