Monday, June 8, 2009

Super Saturday!

Wow--what a fun day we had with mommee on Saturday! Daddee was gone all day with his friends to an "air show", so mommee took us to the Walk For Strays. This is a walk around a local park (the one where we go swimming) to benefit SICSA. We didn't get to go last year because mommee was busy, but we made sure to keep her schedule clear this year. We didn't take a lot of pictures there because mommee's camera was dying, but here we are doing a good sit/stay with the party in the background.

There were lots of fun people to meet. We also met a doggie that was Waldo's twin--but with cropped ears. We stood together for a little bit and lots of people came and took our pictures. Lots of people also talked about how fit and trim we are--especially Gus. People could not believe that he was 3 years old! They said, "He's 3?? But he's not fat!" Silly people. Doggies don't get fat when mommee keeps us active and doesn't go crazy with bad people food! We stay nice and fit. In fact, mommee took us to the pet store afterwards, and Waldo weighs 120 pounds, and Gus is down to 67 pounds (down from 72)! Yea for us!

(Edited to add: We are in a picture from the local paper! Last mommee checked, Gus and mommee were in picture #97--it is a group shot and mommee is wearing the black shirt:

After the Walk, mommee got a phone call from some of her best friends from college. They were in town just for the day, and they wanted to see mommee. They were at the local outdoor mall (where there's a fun pet store that we get to go inside and visit). Mommee was all sweaty from taking us on the walk, so she didn't go and eat with them, but she did meet them in the center of the mall--and she took us with her! There are these fountains that shoot off at different times, and she thought that maybe we would like them.

Well, Gus kind of liked them. Not at first--he was pretty scared that they kept jumping up out of the ground at him. But soon he figured out that the stuff that was coming out was wet and cool! Waldo never really got in, but he liked the splashes that made their way to his feet. Here's Gus checking out the fountains:

At this fountain, there are always LOTS of little kids running around. In fact, they have a towel station next to the fountains so that people can go in and then dry off. Mommee wasn't sure how we would do with all of the kids. I mean, these aren't just kids, these are screaming, yelling, jumping-up-and-down kids. When mommee walked us close to the fountains, she could hear lots of mommees and daddees talking about how big the dogs were...and some of them sounded a little worried.

But WOW!! Mommee shouldn't have worried at all. We were very kind and calm doggies for all of the kids! In fact, lots of the mommees that sounded worried were soon bringing their kids up to us, saying, "look at the big doggies" and asking to take our pictures with the kids! Sometimes Gus can get a little excited, and spin around and knock people over, but he understood that the little kids were near, and he stayed nice and calm.

At one point, Waldo had 6 pairs of little hands all around him, giving him a nice rubdown! The tall boy in the picture above kept bringing full hands of water to Waldo and rubbing it into his head--he liked that!

The little girl in the blue and purple swimsuit above was in LOVE with Gus. She kept snuggling with him and giving him big bear hugs. She even had some Gus hair stuck on her chin!

Mommee was also very impressed, not just with us, but with the kids. ALL of the kids asked permission before coming to pet us. It says a lot about the mommees and the daddees that they were taking the time to teach their kiddies about proper pet etiquette!

After we were standing outside for a bit, we were getting HOT. Waldo kept looking from mommee to this little stand, and giving her "the eye".

Mommee soon got the hint, and she got us peach snowcones! Yummy, mommee! Way to go!

After we had our snowcones, mommee decided it was probably time to go home. We were sad to leave the kids (and they were sad for us to leave!), but we know that mommee will take us back sometime because we were so good. When we got home, we slept ALL DAY!

Finally, mommee took a video of us in the water and with the kids:

What a great Saturday!!


CAM said...

Hey Waldo and Gus,
Greetings from South Africa!!
What a cute pair you two are...of course we can be friends!! We absolutely love pooches who love children. Those fountains look awesome - what a wonderful idea to cool off..pity there are not many of those here in SA.

Well take care and thanks for the lovely post. We'll put you on our blog list - hope that's ok.
Luv Max &Co in sunny South Africa

Princess Eva and Brice said...

The fountains look like a lot of fun but I'm not a big fan of human puppies.

Princess Eva

the TN Bull Terrors said...

Those water thingies look like alot of fun, but we could do without all them kids, we don't do little kids, the ones we know are mean to us & we don't trust any of them anymore. But that water looks like fun!

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella ^..^

Anonymous said...

Hi Gus and Waldo! That looked like so much fun to play in the fountain and meet those kids - and especially get snowcones! Wow!

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

The FOUR Musketeers said...

WOW ! Looks like you guys have lots of fun ! & Gus ! How I wish I was there catching those mysterious water too ! one moment they are there, the other moment the water is gone ! BOL !

Tobi said...

Wow! That looks like such an awesome day - fun with mama, pets from kids, playing in the water and cool treats! Who could ask for more?!?!?!

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Great fun and wish we could have gone!!! We hope to be able to visit more regular after we get settled-whereever that may be!

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

pee ess hope you don't mind, Mom ralized uyou were not on our friend's list so we added you(she doesn't use the rss reader-doesn't know how. AND she can't figure out twitter either....she is so pitiful..)

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

What fun! We went to a dog walk yesterday too, but no snocones and no fountain! What's wrong with our parents?


Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

wow what an action packed day - looks like you had tons of fun - we love the kiddies at our park - and the kiddies love us - they actually wait for us in the afternoon - there pawrents tell mommy the kids refused to leave without seeing us - mommy feels really bad when she is running late!!

woodrow sweetie mj

Bijou said...

Hi Guys,

You sure did have a super Saturday. I think I'd have liked the snowcones best of all.

Wags & wiggles,

Martha Basset said...

What a great day you had - we loved seeing your pics and video. We also liked the peach snowcones the best!
Thanks for sharing the day with us.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Nibbles Treats said...

We've been to The Green a few times too! Yeah!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Brownie said...

wow! that looks like such a fun-filled day. I'm still learning my manners around kiddos, so my Momster told me to watch your video for a good example of doggy behavior!

Amber and Nala said...

Of course you two did great with the kids!! That looked like so much fun except for the scary water shooting up out of the sky thing but the kids and the snowcones looked pawesome! :)


Nibbles Treats said...

We won't be going to Dog Fest this year. We are leaving for Disney Saturday morning. This is the first time we will miss it. If you go, have a blast and make sure you check out the dog park (Wiggly Field) at Voice of America Park - same place Dog Fest is at. It is a really nice dog park. We go to it all the time.

YD said...

Snowcone? Yummers!!! Looks like you boys had such a great time!

Sam & June

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Woo all had LOTS of fun!

The walk!
The fountains!
The adoration!

My mom would have been furry impressed with the little ones all asking furst too!

Whenever I see any of little hoomans, I pull my mom over to them so they khan adore me!


The OP Pack said...

What a wonderful day you had and you were so nice with all the noisy little kiddos. Bet those peach snowcones were very refreshing. Your Mom got some great photos.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

The Army of Four said...

Oh, you must have had such FUN! I would have LOVED meeting all the little bipeds!!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

what a great day allison!

i cannot wait to see your etsy store! please do let me know when it is open. :)


Maggie and Mitch said...

The fountain looks like such fun and the peach snowcones look so yummy! What a day you guys had!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That looks like a fun day, and the dogs are so well behaved -- they give dogs a good name. :-)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi boys - you sure look like you had a great day! And what good boys you were with all those screaming kids!! So calm and well-behaved...such great ambassadors for dogs!! :-)

I have met one of those fountain things before too...but I was a little scared of it. Am not really a water dog!

Honey the Great Dane
ps. how funny that you should talk about doggies getting fat because I just posted about that!


That was a great Saturday! I like how Gus was trying to catch the water in the fountain. I love going to dog events. When mom lived in Columbus she went to a few... but can't remember the names of them.


Moco said...

Those hooman pups can be great fun and they love to drop treats on the ground. You two sure had a good time.

Denise Karis said...

lol, wow, that looks like so much fun!

Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

Pawsome Saturday! We saw all the photos from the cool!
All that water just for you!
Rufus and Indie

caboval said...

That fountain looks like fun! We have an award for u! Hugs JOey and Kealani

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Woowowoooooooo....what a great time you had with mommy dear friends...
looks you had tons of fun.....
and.,,snowcome?????Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....we're drooling...we love it!!!!!
and the fountain.....OMDDDDDDDDDDDD...lots of them where you had bath with sooooooooooooo many childs....
All was perfect!!!!!!!!
thanks for sharing with us your special day.....and you look more and more gorgeous dear friends!!!!
and your video is super...we love watching you really!!!!!!!!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks!!!!!!!!!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what fun.. We would definitely get into the water part..
Mom wants you to pass the paw it forward on to some deserving pup... Thanks so much..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Abby said...

Hi, Gus & Waldo...

What a fun day...

You guys were soooo good with the kids...I bet your Mom was really proud of you...

Abby xxxooo

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi its me Tweedles
Your park day looked like the best. That was so special - you and all those little kids lovin you! And the fountain- how fun- we have some at our park too, but I am not real brave ---as you.
Oh that snow cone looked soo good. How nice of your mom to always be doing things with you- thats a great mom. Thank you for sharring the pictures. You are both so very beautiful and loving. No one could ask for more,