Any and All Dog Show Sunday

Published 11:05 am Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Come One, Come All!
Well, where else? The Any and All Dog Show is coming up on Sunday, October 12 at Harmon Field! This fun event is hosted by the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club for the benefit of the Foothills Humane Society. It has become an annual tradition for many folks in these parts and is a great excuse to get outside with your family and other animals!
I really hope you dogs will nudge your owners off the couch and out from in front of the TV for this one. Maybe you have what it takes to be the biggest dog…or the smallest dog…or maybe you look like your owner? Do you like to get dressed up? (I dont – last year I lifted my leg on my costume, much to my humans chagrin.) Do you have the most unusual tail? I did one year! Or do you have the best trick of all the dogs in Tryon? Ha, I wish…..but then, I never did like to obey! And now there is a new class for family dogs, dogs who may not be related but who live in the same household. Relatives by proxy, as it were. And dont forget, you can show off your very own human if you were adopted from the Foothills Shelter — there is a special class just for you! This show is not only fun for the dogs and their owners, it is wildly entertaining for the spectators as well. And it is pretty cheap to enter….a buck per class or 5 bucks for all the classes you want to enter.
Father Doty will be doing a blessing of the animals at 1:30 pm and I sure could use blessing again this year……maybe this will get me through another year of being a good dog. Or maybe not.
They decided to have a Tailgate Contest this year…..get it, TAIL gate…..but I have considered going on strike about this. I think the dogs should judge who has the best tailgate spread. We could sample one of everything at each tailgate to decide the winner or, better yet, have the tailgate part be judged on who fixes the best dog food, and I dont mean just ordinary dog food either (blech) but something like peanut butter dog biscuits, or doggie deviled eggs, or peanut butter pupsicles..I guess you get the picture!
The show starts at 2:00 pm but you have to register ahead of time, so plan to arrive between 1:00 and 1:30. I look forward to seeing all of you there — with any luck, the only outfit I will be wearing this year is my Therapy Dog Vest!
P.S. – a HUGE thank you to all who sent in the absolutely fabulous photos of their pets for the PoKitties All Pet Photo Contest. I have been truly amazed at the quality and beauty of these pictures! And dont forget the Awards Ceremony on October 16 at the Red Clover Gallery in Landrum at 6:30pm. My dear friend and admirer, the magnificent Randy Grobe, will be hosting the gala affair, which means it will be a hoot!
The photos will be on display at the Gallery from Wednesday, October 15 through Saturday, October 18 during Gallery hours. Stop by and take a look at these terrific photos! I think you will be impressed.
The other upcoming event is the Open House at Foothills Humane Society Shelter on Saturday, November 1. My good friend Dana Bergman will provide the music, and there will be food, drinks, and CAKE (my favorite)!
There will also be pony rides for the children, and Santa will be available to pose in his sleigh for pictures with you and your pets. Between Santas butt and my butt, it was a pretty tight fit last year! The Viewers Choice Award for Best Photo will be announced (from the PoKitties All Pet Photo Contest) and if youre really lucky, you might even get to see ME!!

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