Despite August’s promise of being a ho-hum month in preparation of the upcoming slam-bang fundraising season, Sunday, August 3, proved otherwise.
From 11-4 Eddie Deen’s was the ultimate dog park. In addition to the air conditioned surroundings, the place was jamming with pooches all dressed up and their two-legged escorts to raise money for Paws in the City at Howlin’ Hound Hoedown.
While the cools cats up for adoption like Oakley snuggled at the entrance in wire condos, they purred in gratitude not to be hobnobbing with the canines bouncing throughout the facilities.
Sure, 11-year-old Cosette the apricot poodle was dressed to the nines thanks to Linda Slobodnik’s overnight tailoring of her cowgirl attire. Linda admitted that such a designer outfit wasn’t a snap. After all, one has to take in to account that nature might call and Cosette’s outfit had to accommodate.
One person commented how much Cosette and Linda proved out the theory that pets and their humans tend to look alike.
Over at the E&B Couture table, the company’s namesake golden doodles Ella and Bentley were blissful. After all, the company policy is for every purchase of a designer collar or leash, 5% goes to PITC. But then, family patriarch Dev Batra had to leave the table briefly. The results? Bentley would have not any of that and started barking and pulling away from mom Angela Batra due to separation anxiety.
Not having anything to do with golden doodles issues, Maltipoo Beau barked his displeasure of the brother and sister’s getting too close to this territory. Beau’s new housemate/rescue Nick the Yorkie/Chihuahua just flatly was confused by the temper tantrum and was just grateful to have Beau and Lauren Mongaras in his life.
In the main room, the dogs ruled as contests were held on stage. As PITC President Martha Powell (aka Larry Powell’s better half) took off for Harmony rehearsals, the 2:00 judging commenced.
But size only mattered when the largest dog contest took place. With Great Danes Admiral and Henry vying for the judges’ measuring tapes, Admiral won by a smile and an inch.
At the other end of the extreme sizes, Admiral’s buddy pocketbook-size Chihuahua Star held her own taking the prize for the smallest.
Rory the Beagle was letting the whole room know how he would have voted. Rory’s human Melissa Boesch admitted that the young Beagle was her second one, but he was also a bit more “Beagle-ish.”
Nearby, Jeneva O’Connor’s Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen/Beagle Charlotte just looked a wee bit embarrassed by Rory’s howls.
Across the way, four-year-old mini-cocker Tate Love and 3-year-old Oliver Love behaved perfectly as they hosted 8-week-old Pomeranian Kingsley Albers, who was attending his first party.
In between contests, guests partied in the corral at the far end of the room.