Sunday, March 15, 2009

PawsAbilities

Here's pictures from yesterday's trip. Meadow and I got to go for a car ride to the PawsAbilities 2009 event. PawsAbilities is an annual fundraiser for Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD). SSD starts training puppies at 8 weeks old until they are 18 months to work with disabled persons as service dogs. They spend an average of $20,000 per dog for training. Mom and Dad went to the event to support the cause and to see a friend.


Here's the Little Biped saying hello to Biloxi. I heard he lived here last summer until he found his fur-ever home.



Biloxi was entered into the Clean Plate contest. He ate the dog treat, cheese and a few other items.



Here he's waiting patiently for the next food item to try.



"Oooh, what's this?" he says. Turns out this was cheese. The next food item, celery wasn't so appetizing and Biloxi was out of the competition.



Meadow tried the agility course. She did OK except for jumping the bars.








Next we took a look around the show and met lots of new dogs. Some of these dogs could have been mistaken for something much larger. I snuck up behind this monster and sniffed its butt carefully to see what it was.



He turned around and Meadow jumped in to make sure I was OK.



As he came closer to see who we were, we both turned and ran. Not quite sure who he was, but he and his brother were both VERY big. We were told they were English Mastiffs later on.

What a busy day. We did make a few stops on the way home. The bipeds went to a place called Game Stop to buy some games for the Wii. Meadow and I decided to dump ice from Mom's drink on her car seat while they were in there. Then they stopped at a convienence store. They came out and sat at a picnic table right in front of the car so we could see them eat. The little biped had a hotdog, Mom had some kind of sandwich with lots of meat on it, and Dad had egg salad. It all looked very yummy, so we drooled on Mom's steering wheel for her. After all this fun, we passed out as seen in the last picture.
Zoomies, Brook

18 woo woos:

The Army of Four said...

WOW! What a fun day! That's so cool that you got to see Biloxi! I don't think I would have gone for the celery, either. I mean ... celery? Why? Pass the cheese, please!
You two look soooo totally adorable in that picture! What a full day! Great work on the agility course, Meadow!
Tail wags,
STormy

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

No wonder woo two look soooo tukhkered out at the end!

What a day!

Those were some Mango sized khanines!

I bet it was khool fur Biloxi to see your peeps again!

One of Mom's other pups doesn't khare fur celery and always made sure to pull the string on it!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Khool ice trikhk!

Cyber-sibes said...

Wow. that's a full day! Good job on the agility, and staying clear of those tiger-stripped lugs. I'll bet it was nice to see Biloxi again! He's grown up so furry handsomely! And to top it all off with ice- how nice!

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

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Tracey and Huffle said...

It looks like you had a great day! Are you sure those big things weren't cowdogs?

Huffle Mawson

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

What a pawesome day! Looks like you had lots of fun seeing old friends and meeting new ones. THose 2 were so big! You could take em if you needed to though. I bet they were sweeties. What does a brindle colored butt smell like? Looks like so much fun except the part of them not sharing their yummy sandwiches!

paws.

Ozzie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a fun day. Except for watching your humans eat while you drooled.

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Woo What a great day and you saw Biloxi again. I bet that was cool. That Mango dog must have been interesting! I won't eat celery either, yuck!
-Kira

Raising Addie said...

Very cool event!

We would not have eaten the celery either.

Too bad they didn't give you a treat while they had ate huh!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Lacy said...

w00f's Pups, wow, u all had a pawsome trip..and u gots to c Biloxi how cool is that....yuckkk me woodnt like celery either...

b safe,
~rocky~

pps mama says a tired pup is a good pup...

The Brat Pack said...

It's so cool you got to see Biloxi. It looks like a fun day except for them teasing you with food.

Bear

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Woo Brook,
It was so furry nice to meet you and great to see my foster pack. I hope we could do it again.
Meadow I think you did a pawsome job on da agility course. Maybe next time I's will has to try it instead of cleaning my plate.

Husky kisses,
Biloxi
PeeS: I slept all da way home too!

Mango said...

Hey! That doggie looks like ME! I have the same problem. Sometimes doggies get scared when they see me, but I just want to play!

Agilities are hard. You guys did a good job, though.

Slobbers,
Mango

Simba and Jazzi said...

Looks like you had fun.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

The Daily Echo said...

What a perfect day! Everything from spilled drinks to giant dogs...what more could you ask for?!
ECHO

The Thundering Herd said...

What a fantastic adventure. And we love the sleepy picture at the end.

P.S. - When our humans are out of the car, Kodiak is famous for stealing straws out of their cups. Go figure.

Kathryn and Ari said...

Wow! We don't know where to start. It's great to see Biloxi--and to see him looking so happy. And we're super proud of the agility dogs, too--we usually get the zoomies when we're in the ring. And, finally, that picture of you tired pups is just too cute for words.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

What a fun trip! I bet your family was very happy to see Biloxi again. I don't think it's very nice to eat a meaty sandwich or hot dog and not share with you though.

Steve