Hey! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend- it certainly is a HOT one here.
There’s a really cute downtown area where I live, and they have special events that happen on the first Saturday of each month. It’s called “First Saturday,” and the shoppes stay open late and there’s live music, food and beverages all around. There are some really good ones throughout the year- like the holiday-themed one in December, the “Fire in Ice” them in February (with ice scupltures everywhere) and May fest (in May, of course) celebrating Spring/Summer. But, my favorite is the August event: Dog Days of Summer. For this event, all of the crazy dog people in Frederick bring their fur children downtown to join in on the fun. There’s a parade, costume contest, agility training demos and other dog-friendly events all over the place.
Greg and I were on our honeymoon last year during Dog Days, but had gone the year before, when our guys were only 8 months old!
Since we were around for it this year, we braved the 100˚ heat and headed out for some fun. The first stop was the “Yappy Hour,” sponsored by Flying Dog (our local brewery!). We met up with a few friends there, but overall- it was pretty empty! I think that the heat really drove people away this year. We stayed for about an hour and enjoyed some good beer and conversation.
Our friends Mic and Brie came with their two guys
After my shirt was about halfway soaked through with sweat, we decided it was time to go find dinner. We ended up eating at Brewers Alley, because they had a special patio set up outside where dog owners could dine with their mutts at their feet.
or, glued to their leg under the table, like Lance was to me.
We ordered a beer sampler
and some deviled eggs (topped with pulled pork) to start
I got a salad with grilled shrimp for dinner.
It was good- but four shrimp and some lettuce is not enough to fill me up. Maybe if there had been some bread…
Regardless, it was nice to dine with all of my boys, and to watch all of the other dogs!
I was in love with this basset hound at the table across from ours.
He was so adorable- kind of reminded me of Randy.
And this little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was sitting at on the chair next to his owner, just like he was a little person!
It’s almost too much cuteness to take!
Speaking of too much cuteness, I’m completely obsessed with this live webcam of a litter of Goldie puppies. (Here’s a screen shot):
I have even been known to watch it on my phone. I never denied that I’m a crazy dog lady….
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Are you a crazy dog person too? Tell me about your fur-child.