Any excuse for a party...
In May when we were making our "everything fun we should do this summer" list Lucy said, "we must have a dog show!" I wrote it on the list but figured along with camping (not in our backyard) it would be one of the "fun" things we'd probably skip.
But once that girl gets something in her head...
week after week she'd obsessively bring up the dog show and instruct me of the details...
a party with the family and our dogs
we eat hot dogs
dogs eat puppy treats
games, competitions and costumes for the dogs
So last Friday we hosted our first annual dog show and aside from costumes it pretty much fit the bill!
Of course it was raining an hour before the party and I started worrying about mud, wet dogs and the weight different between Penny my brother's dog and Missy, my grandma's 2 pound poodle.
Lucky enough the weather gods smiled down on us and it was a beautiful night
...oh, and those 7 dogs were on their best behavior!
Coleman, Calah & Penny - the star of the show who swept the competition. We had to be fair and not cause any hurt puppy feelings so every dog won an award. Penny won best trick...because she had a dozen of them!
Brinton, Caitlin and their sons Winston and Niko
dad, mom & Marley - who probably should have won happiest because he lives to socialize
Nani & Missy - Missy won best dance but didn't dance
Lucy as master of ceremonies
The Fergusons all came but sadly left Wrigley at home...even worse they missed out on a family picture with the guaranteed winner of "best smile".
Wedge...dog perfection according to Blake.
Their love affair is borderline creepster.
It was a fun end of summer party. The people seemed to enjoy themselves as much as the dogs who were the true honored guests. But getting a picture of the crew together was five minutes of sweating, screaming, laughing and growling. The best way to end an evening!