Since it’s 90 degrees outside, we decided to take Squirt to Boone Woods Park for the 10th annual Friends of the Shelter PetFest. Once I accepted the fact that sweat would be constantly running down my face, it was a good time. There were tons of vendors and — more importantly — tons of cool dogs. Of course I brought my camera. Within minutes of our arrival I spotted a corgi. He was on his way out so I coyly followed him like some kind of corgi paparazzi. I ended up with a nice photo of his butt:
Hehe he has no tail!
OK, enough corgi gushing. Check out the Neuterville Express! And the lady who suddenly realized she was being photographed:
Squirt met many Chihuahua friends. I really like this photo:
This Chihuahua wanted to say ‘Hi’:
I was surprised to see a French bulldog there, since they’re rare and expensive. This poor guy sounded like he was going to pass out from the heat! I was sad that I didn’t see any pugs there, but I hear they handle heat even worse than I do.
This Chihuahua (or is it a min pin?) was hanging out on the table:
This guy was adorable:
Squirt saw a little bowl of dog food near a booth and went in for the steal. Within seconds this little guy came out from under the table and scared him away from his food!
Cute puppy up for adoption:
A Boston terrier rescue had a booth. This guy made me miss Boris and Natasha, the dogs I used to watch in Chicago. (Boris even had a red harness like this!)
I think Squirt wanted us to adopt this little girl for him:
There were a lot of cute Chihuahuas there:
Squirt making another buddy:
This little girl was really shy:
Just as Squirt was crapping out — Exhibit A:
Something amazing happened — I realized the corgi never left, he just went to hang out near the parking lot! So we brought Squirt over to give me a reason to get closer to take pictures. Mr. Corgi was either not too sure about Squirt, or he sensed my intentions to kidnap him:
He finally decided Squirt was OK to talk to:
And I took one last photo before we left. It was hard to get one without his owner’s legs.
Overall it was a nice way to spend an afternoon. I got to see all my favorite dog breeds (Chihuahua, corgi, Boston terrier, French bulldog, Dachshund), except a pug. Squirt seemed to have fun and could not stop panting on the drive home. Check out the drool!: