Tuesday marked the first official meetup of the Adventureweiner Club of Seattle. The evening walk around Greenlake went great. I just love getting other weiner dog owners together to socialize and let our dogs play together. Having great spring weather helps too.
This group was smaller than the other walks I have organized. I do hope that our group will continue to grow but it was refreshing to have fewer people there this time. It was less stressful for me and I was able to actual talk to each person.
It turns out that one of the group members is a brand recognition specialist for Castor and Pollux Pet Works, a natural and organic premium quality line of natural specialty pet food, and she was nice enough to bring us some goodies. She brought us a sample of their organic dog cookies, a coupon book and a fire rescue sticker so that the firefighters know that you have pets inside the house.
When I was a kid we had one of those stickers on our window. Actually we had about three! We had so many pets that they wouldn’t fit on one sticker. I just thought those stickers were a fad of the 70’s and didn’t know you could still get them. I never tried to look though. Look…..one finally found ME 🙂
I shared the final Couch to Peak ™ beginning hiking program I designed with everyone. They thought it was really cool and they are excited about it so it looks like a go. I am going to work today to get the series scheduled on the Adventureweiner Club of Seattle Meetup site.
While we were waiting for everyone to show up a man just happened onto our group. I didn’t recognize him but asked if he was here for the Meetup. He said he hadn’t even heard of us. I invited him to join us for a walk around the lake. It turns out that he was dog sitting his son’s weiner dog Hobbs – a beautiful 9-month old brindle.
Steven was really friendly and chatted with several people along the walk. I love serendipitous events like that where you just randomly connect with cool people. I live for that stuff!
I finally got to be in my first group photo with Chester and Gretel because a friend of one of the members, who to my luck was a former photographer major, offered to take our photo. Here we are in front of my favorite – a pink flowering cherry tree. Again, I love spring!
Chester and Gretel had a great time as usual.
They got to play with all of their doggie friends like Swift, Kool and Sienna. They loved meeting all of the new doggies too…..and of course the treats from Castor and Pollux 🙂