Monday, September 6, 2010

Kramer's Renaissance Festival Birthday

Kramer turned 5 today! And he celebrated it in Holly Grove at the Renaissance Festival with Amelia. He got a fancy new Birthday collar.
The Duchess and her Ladies sang to him.
We were checking out the Dog Scouts booth and there was a golden there that looked a lot like Wilma. Well, there was good reason for turned out to be Wilma's brother Mitchell and his owner Joanne! Mitchel is Joanne's Seizure response dog and he's also Dog Scout. Joanne helps run the Dog Scouts of America up in St Helen MI. Too bad I didn't bring Wilma so she could see her brother again. But we plan on getting these 2 together, maybe for their 5th birthday next April. It was so good to see Mitchell again and to meet Joanne!

After the fun filled day at the Renaissance Festival, Kramer had a little party celebration at home with Wilma. Wilma thought it was a pool party!
Happy Birthday, Kramer!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Paws in the Park

Last weekend, Wilma competed in the Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Diving competition at Paws in the Park in Canton. This was a Short dock event with a 20' dock, as opposed to the Long dock that's 40' long. Although short or long does not matter to Wilma...she still only jumps 3 ft. But she has fun! Petie and Tommy from Wilma's dock club were there competing too!

Wilma got a new float toy with lots of places to hold treats!
And Amelia tried it for the first time during the open jump. She did great!

The Dearborn Animal Shelter "gang" came to the event with their dogs. Barb and Tito, Pat and Jessie and Abby, Suzanne and Boogie and Sadie, Diane and Amelia, and Sue and Timmy all cheered Wilma on. And Andrea and Aussie stopped by to say hi on Sunday. Here's Aussie, Wilma, Abby and Tito.
And Jill, Jennifer and Flurry came to cheer Wilma on!
We saw some old friends from Paws. Jane and her service dog Ukon, Erica and her service dog Cooly and Andrea with her puppy in training Felix and her keeper dog Aussie, and Ken and Mary (with no dog). We met Quasi with his client too. We also saw Kricket, who is Kelso's (my second Paws puppy) sister. It was good to see everyone again. Jane got wet giving Wilma some loving!
Here's Quasi's client..... The Dog Whisperer.... one cookie is all it takes to get 5 dogs to give you 100% of their attention! (Wilma, Ukon, Cooly, Flurry, Quasi)