Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The FUN Continues

The baseball game was so FUN and EXHAUSTING; but that didn't stop us from heading out on a new adventure the next day.

This time it was Cousin E with Molly and Mommy #2 and me. We met our FURiends Zoey and Phoebe (remember them??) at the Niles Community Dog Show. Niles is a really cool community that dates back almost to the Gold Rush. It is nestled in the hills behind Fremont.

This DOG SHOW is not really a show at all but more of a DOG themed faire. There were vendors there handing out all kinds of cool stuff, like the bandana I am wearing here. It was warm so Mommy put water on this bandana to cool me off.




There were food trucks and Adoption vans. It was really varied and interesting. They had some contests for best costume, prettiest, most unique, and so on. We did not enter any contests, though. They had demonstrations of police dogs at work and athletic dogs catching balls and frisbees. There was a water park for dogs with a zillion pools and sprinklers just to cool down. Yes, I partook of that one with GLEE.

Most intriguing, though, was the agility course where dogs of all skill levels (or none) could test their mettle. Molly and I tried it with some success. Molly did the whole thing which surprised all of us. I did part of it but walked off when faced with going through a tunnel.

Here is Molly doing the in/out -




Zoey and Phoebe are old timers at the Show and they lent their wisdom to me. They said the best strategy is to find a cool spot in the shade and just watch the action. They were so right.



So we settled down with a bowl of water (see that cool collapsible bowl? That was from the baseball game! Cool, huh?) and watched the events from the shade of a big tree.



We stayed there for a few hours enjoying the fun and sun/shade. It was a really marvelous outing.

PeeEss: I did NOT get a hot dog nor a beer at the baseball game. I DID get to sample one of the free treats we received.


9 comments:

Casey said...

Oh boy, that looks like fun!

stellaroselong said...

Noodles wesa nevers has cool things like this in southeastern iowa where we live, I fink you should approach the council here and be in charge of getting something like this started. Most of the dogs around here haf to work for a living, like hunt an stuff so I fink peoples consider us pugs rather ODD.
stella rose

stellaroselong said...

P.S. I forgots to tell you if you would have been wif my DAD he would have bought you your own hot dog, and gave you a few sips of beer, not that I know this for sure cos he has done it before. Don't tell our mom she would freak out, ...not that it ever happened.
stella rose

Angel Payton, Donald, and Daisy's Gampy said...

Noodles that's what I call a fun weekend!! I think Stella is right though, you should have been given at least a taste of the wiener and beer!!

Love, Gampy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD Furst the Oakland A's Game... and Goodies... and NOW THIS??? OMD you gals are having a SUPERIOR SUMMER of FUN fur SURE.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We were jealous yesterday! Now we are really jealous. What a fun day
Lily & Edward

Millie and Walter said...

You sure have been having a fun time.

Bunk said...

This looks awesome, Noodles! Looks like you had a great time and learned some tricks of the trade.

PugSlope.com said...

You look so cute in your scarf, Noodles! That color really suits you. It's probably best you didn't enter the contests because you probably would have swept the whole thing (esp. the prettiest contest!).

Way to go to Molly for doing the in/out - she's got some skills!

-Love,
Sid.

P.S. Sorry to hear you didn't get a hot dog at the b-ball game - what a crime!