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Ready? “A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one….”
Since I am still under the weather with a stomach bug, we’ll take today as sort of an intermission for the trip. I will share with you a brief photographic summary of the dog competition and some outtakes from the parade.
I love how mountain towns are so dog friendly – and how dogs in mountain towns are so friendly! It’s like a giant dog park.
I know that dogs are 50/50 about being dressed up, but I know that owners are generally 80/20 in favor of doing the dressing. So of course, the first thing on the docket was the costumed dog competition:
We then moved onto the Tricks Competition:
We had the smallest dog competition:
And the largest dog competition. A word about this dog: he’s a Spanish Mastiff, and I WANT ONE. He was so mellow and adorable. His owner has 3 of them (there are only 100 in the US) and Kelsea and I speculated on if they have a van to ship all 3 around in.
And finally, the cutest dog competition – how can you possibly pick one? In my opinion, Leon was the cutest dog, but there were others:
We also watched the Best Beard Competition, which was sparsely attended:
This was another “touch it and judge it” competition. And the winner is…
And I leave you this hot and chilly night with a random selection of fair photos and parade outtakes:
And finally, proof that mountain people simply do not mince words:
Stay tuned for more tomorrow…
Photo title: Wild Caribbean
Quote of the day: “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. ” — Anatole France
That I am feeling better
That I missed going to work
My Mother’s jewelry box