As we discussed in agonizing detail last week, Jake the Three-Legged Wonder Wiener won first place in his first-ever wiener dog race at the Mardi Pals event held by Paw Pals.
I'm so proud!
But there was so much more to the day than just my dog winning a race. There was this:
This is Lily, in all of her royal finery.
Oh, my goodness. It's a good thing I had two dogs trying to actively rip my arm out of its socket, because otherwise I might have come home with this one. The pain radiating from my biceps kept me in check.
Actually, there were three of that. Even in our small town, the bun outfit is a big hit.
is an old girl in a faux sheepskin coat, riding in a baby stroller. This makes me smile.
Was the Queen of the Day. Really. The judges loved her.
Well, I'm not sure what that was, besides the tallest wiener dog I've ever seen. Her person swore up and down she was a purebred. Surprisingly, she didn't win any races, despite having a major leg up on the competition.
Was with this:
The husband is the Cubs fan. The wife, a Cards fan. The pets have been dragged into this sordid mess. Can't we all just get along?
was, hands down, The Kid's favorite dog. He stalked this poor, um, character? Yeah, he stalked this poor character for hours. By the end of the parade, this character was actively avoiding us.
And then there was this:
And that's all I have to say about that.
Jake and I have been invited to walk with Paw Pals, Inc. in the Annual Dogwood Parade this Saturday! If it's not raining, come out and see us! If it is raining, well, Jake's not a big fan of the wet drops falling from the sky. But if it's not raining, come out and see us!