Fun events we went to and adventures we had weeks ago have still not made it to the big screen (well, ok, the computer screen). There will be a flurry of trying to catch up before we leave for our vacation adventures next week. I will try to keep them in some kind of order….if I can remember what order they were in 🙂
The day after the Washington State Pet Expo, a friend and I took our weiner dogs and headed up to Poochapalooza in Marysville, WA. This event was much smaller than the pet expo but I had way more fun.
First, we could actually bring our dogs to this one. Although there is some stress with trying to look at products and talk to people while trying to wrangle two crazy weiner dogs I still prefer to take them so they can socialize.
The vendors there were local and there was more hand-made stuff. It was like a farmers market for pets. Muffins, tutus bow-ties, snacks, poop bag holders, coats, etc. Planet Pup was there and bought Poop Bags. It was cool to see them because I have been friends with them on Facebook for a while now.
I kept going back to one tent that had the tutus and jackets by Amore Grace. The woman who made them is a clothing designer that has just gotten into creating clothes for pets. I couldn’t help but buy Gretel a tutu. She said she was going to have more dog stuff up on her website and was looking for dog models. I said that I could probably get 10 or 15 doxies together and she could put them in her bow-ties and tutus and we could take a group photo. I was excited at the potential to get more exposure for the Adventureweiners and she was excited about the advertising potential – that 15 doxies in one picture is attention grabbing. I am not sure if will work out but it sounds fun.
We watched some competitions and demonstrations from the Seattle Fly Dogs, a canine agility performance sport training center. For the demonstration they ran two dogs side-by-side through a course of jumps and then they had to grab a ball at the other end and come back. I have seen their demonstrations before and the dogs always seem super excited and super high-energy. Now that I organize the Adventureweiner Club of Seattle I might look further into their classes and hold one of our events there.
I also got a certificate for the Dining Dog in my goodie bag. I had never heard of them but I decided to check them out. They weren’t open but I could see in the window and I got the scoop from Danita at D’marie’s Doggie Boutique next door. The Dining Dog is a restaurant for dogs. I don’t mean you can eat with your dog – I mean they serve food for dogs and small little tables. They don’t serve human food but you can order anything from the nearby restaurants and bring it in to dime with your dog. A typical dog meal is $10 – $15 dollars. It seems a little hokey to me but we’ll try anything once so I plan to make a future reservation for the Adventureweiner Club.
Overall, I liked Poochapalooza and will check it out next year if I can. I do wish it was bigger. Don’t we all want to see more doggie stuff to look at? Ha, ha.
Here are some photos of the event to enjoy