PetFest 2012, or, That time Squirt made a bunch of friends and I stalked a corgi

24 Jun

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!:


3 Responses to “PetFest 2012, or, That time Squirt made a bunch of friends and I stalked a corgi”

  1. RobiniArt February 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    Very cute story! I used to take my dog, Frank, to dog fests like this when I didn’t live out in the boonies. Frank is supposedly half Chihuahua and half German Shepherd. Crazy, right? Great pictures! Oh, if you’re curious to see a Chihuahua/German Shepherd, check him out:

    • reneedezvous February 21, 2013 at 11:00 am #

      A Chihuahua and a German shepherd? “The sheer mechanics of it are mind-boggling!” haha Frank is adorable though! (And lovely paintings!)

      • RobiniArt February 21, 2013 at 11:27 am #

        I agree. Mind-boggling mechanics, indeed. Haha! Thanks for your compliments on Frank and my paintings!

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