Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

PetaPalooza 2011

Two weeks ago I got a little time to visit the Petapalooza in Citrus Heights (near Sacramento).  This event was free to the public and welcomed dogs, birds, horses (pony ride…) bunnies (for adoption) and people.

There is something about getting animal lovers together.  Here are just a few views of the “dog watching” that I did…

Two by Two...

Not all dogs had to walk–some health reasons, but love involved no matter what–IMHO!

Going for a ride

Clearly gives new meaning to the term, “Wanna go for a ride?”

Papoose

Think I am cool!

One of my favorite events were the “Splash Dogs” having attended last year, I knew where the pool was and took off as soon as we entered the park.  I learned that The Splash Dogs were actually competing in Reno, NV.  So, the Citrus Heights Canine Unit was showing their leaps and bounds and the general public could pay $30 for their dog to leap off and into the water.

This first dog was a star and absolutely fearless–into the air…got ball…and found own exit out of the pool–no interest in using the ramp that was available.

In the air!

Mine!

Don't need the ramp!

Am not certain what the refund policy was or what fundraiser the dollars were going to…but some dogs were NOT going in.  No matter how much persuading or taunting with the beloved ball

No, thanks--YOU go in!

Here's your ball...

An important part of taking your dog to events is making certain they are well cared for and have lots of water.

The Hydration Station was popular…

Smiling Goldie

When out of the water…dogs do what they do…shake!

Goldie at Hydration Station

A favorite moment we have recreated at home is the kiddie pool–full of ice.  Got to see the dogs love it at the event, so have done it at home to help get through 105 degree days.

Waiting for the ice...patiently!

Another awesome event was watching The Relay Races–these dogs were so focused, I couldn’t believe it.  The noise from the crowds was loud–but they were on a mission.  Run down, jump over the hurdles–get the ball and come on back doing the same thing.  One thing that surprised me was that there was a larger dog that was able to compete and did well!

Up and...

Not just for Terriers!

Release and Off!

With ball in mouth

A few other events I was able to enjoy in addition to the many pet friendly vendors and food.  Another view coming soon:)

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3 responses

  1. Trudy Helmlinger

    Awesome dog pictures!

    June 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

  2. BirdGalAlcatraz

    Terrific captures . . . what fun!

    June 28, 2011 at 2:14 pm

  3. Wow! Looks like a fun event. Awesome images! You really captured the character of each dog you photographed. Every image brought a smile to my face. Love the fearless “Splash Dog”. Were your dogs in attendance?

    June 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm

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