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.