Saturday was the Dog Days of Summer Event at the Alimagnet Dog Park in Burnsville. Quite honestly, the event is really not my kind of thing, so I have sent the My GBGV Life PR Dog, Bailie, the past years. She is much more interested in finding out what is going on.
Before they got to the event area, they passed this boy playing baseball statue. Don’t tell anyone, but I’m afraid of it. Mom has attempted to take my photo with it many times, but I always run away. Bailie had a brave moment, and actually let the photographer get a shot or two.
The weather was pretty hot when the sun came out. Just walking from the parking lot to the event, Bailie was getting too warm. Near the entrance to the event, there were a few pools. The water looked pretty clean, and Mom let Bailie hop in one of them to cool down.
There was a big table loaded with goody bags. Of course, they had to take one of those. I always expect some snacks when the two of them return home.
Most of the event area was shaded with tents, but there were a lot of people and dogs mulling about, making it still pretty warm.
Bailie’s favorite Dog Days of Summer booth was the local raw food company, Raw bistro.com You can see, she wanted to jump up on the table and steal all the samples. Unfortunately, she did not do that, and we only got one sample.
There were dogs and people everywhere. It was a bit overwhelming according to Bailie. Lots of the dogs there were serial butt sniffers which irritated her a little bit. These types of events almost always have free pawdicures, but for some reason, this time there was none. Bailie had been looking forward to getting her nails done, but it was not to be.
The animal control booth was a tad bit creepy with the big bird staring at the back of Bailie’s head. She could feel the eyes upon her!
For Bailie the most fun was the dog training booth where they had some weave poles and a tunnel set up. Bailie did the weaves, and then the tunnel. The people at the booth wanted to help her out, but she was in and out so fast, they had no chance! Bailie has always adored tunnels!
Mom and Bailie only stayed about forty five minutes, but that was plenty of time for what was there to see. I’m sure I will send my PR Dog to the Dog Days of Summer again next year. Why bother going out in the heat, when you have someone else you can send to do the job? Do you have any events like this in your area?