SPRINGFIELD DAYS PET FEST

When I tell you Saturday was hot – I mean it was hot! I’m talking “Africa” hot – Tarzan would have limited his “vine” swinging by mid afternoon – for sure!

Several weeks ago I promised some anipals, who were hosting and sponsoring Springfield Days, that The Boys would come out for the Pet Fest activities. Due to the high temperature, DH and I had a mini summit meeting before leaving and decided to bring lots of water, remain in the shade, and not stay more than 90 minutes.

We gathered up the travel tote, and off we went.

I’ve been dreading this reality, and haven’t mentioned it to DH yet – but here are two reasons why I think we need a larger car.

Reason #1: When Leo places his two front paws on the arm rest, the passenger can’t see the driver…

Leo standing on the arm rest

Reason #2: When Leo decides he wants to sit up in the back and look out the rear window, we experience an eclipse…

Leo sitting up in the back seat

Dare you ask? Of course “Wilson” was with us!…

Leo babysitting Wilson

Lee found the pawfect shaded area…

DH found us the pawfect shaded area

And trust me – we weren’t the only ones seeking refuge from the sun…

It was so hot, everyone was looking for shade

Pet parents talked, while Leo watched a furrend roll around…

Leo watches his furrend roll around on the grass

Harley’s feelings were crushed when he “struck out” on first base with a 14 month old Schnoodle…

Harley likes  a Schnoodle

So he settled for some DLC (doodle loving care) from the Schnoodle’s human family member…

Harley makes a friend

But it was love at first sight for Harley and Peggy from Canada. She is now a doodle fan!…

Harley makes friends with Peggy from Canada

Still wounded from the Schnoodles rejection earlier, Harley played hard to get when “Tofu” sashayed over…

Playing hard to get

His plan worked pawfectly! Mr. Harley redeemed himself. The boy got “swagger” – Tofu couldn’t get enough of him. He was so happy!…

She likes him - Harley is happy

Dr. “Allison” from Colonial Animal Hospital stopped by and placed some goodies in our bag. Harley got busted (and twisted in the handle) trying to get to it…

The Boys and Dr. Allison

What a ham…

Harley makes a friend

Puparatzi Parties were all set up for photo – ops complete with “props.” Now there are a lot of things I would call Harley, but an “angel” ain’t one of them. However, Jennifer insisted on the halo, so…

Harley an angel? I don't think so

When our 90 minutes were up, we were just about out of water, and it was time to go. Katy and Dixie from Olde Towne Pet Resort gave The Boys head pats and kisses, as we made our way back to the car…

Olde Towne Pet Resort saying goodbye

Harley told his pupmates “so long”

Time to say so long

And this is pretty much how the rest of our Saturday was spent…

All tired out

Thanks for reading, have a doodlerific day…

5 Comments
  • Caren Gittleman
    June 3, 2013

    oh what great fun!!! I soooooooooo wish you lived near us so we could meet you!
    Loved your photos!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 3, 2013

      I think our Doodle Mom is planning to take us to Blog Paws 2014 in Vegas – are you coming Dakota? We could hang out there!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 13, 2013

      I know, I wish you were close too! We are loving Dakota’s posts also.

  • laverne bennett
    June 3, 2013

    They had a fantastic day. Enjoy reading the blog. Keep up the good work.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 13, 2013

      Thanks so much for reading, I promise to keep on writing…

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