Sunday, May 31, 2009

Walking the Dog

I am taking time out of my contest with Kim in order to write something that doesn't seem like a desperate plea to get people to like me. I mean, yes, I am still desperate, but I have cute dog pictures to post. That trumps my insecurity.

Yesterday was the annual "Strut Your Mutt" fundraiser here in Salt Lake, which is why, if you went anywhere near Sugarhouse Park, you got poop on your shoes. The event is pretty much just a very big walk, and then a fair where every manner of pet product is pimped out. For instance, did you know there is such a thing as dog ice cream? It's true. And we wonder why foreigners hate America.

Many of the teams, or "dog packs," chose to dress up their animals, since, as with all good charity events, there was a costume contest, and a owner/dog look alike contest, complete with prizes. As if the dog ice cream didn't make us look bad enough. I chose not to dress up Sally, since I only like to humiliate her around the holidays. So, as we walked around the park both Sally and I got some good laughs...

Pink bandana. This dog got off easy.

These dogs did not.

These dogs are probably in a mah jong league.

These people decided to spare their dog, and humiliate their baby.

This guy decided to take the hit for his dogs.

Yes, this dog is painted. I am not showing her face to save some of her dignity.

The best team t-shirts.

The reason dogs will eventually rise up and kill us all.

I am so glad I was wearing closed toe shoes. Next year? Well, I have already promised Sally we will practice checkbook charity and just make a donation...

7 comments:

Lulu said...

I'm already following! Can I follow twice? You're at 49!!!

Yellow Trash Diaries said...

Posts like this make me remember why I started following you in the first place.
Some people were wondering if you would show your titties anyway if you win.

Lorna said...

One of the funniest things I've ever read. And I read alot....

Dana's Brain said...

Crack me up. Mostly because my sister is a total fan of the ginormous head bow/flower/ornamentation kind of thing for my 1yr old niece. (I can't wait until she rebels at 13 and goes goth.)

Princess Consuela Bananahammock said...

Ok, I'm dead serious when I say that I'm pretty sure I know who the dude in the kilt is/was. *snort*

The tutus take my breath away. As, I'm sure, the smell of Sugarhouse Park would've had I been there. ;)

Sarah said...

Do you know you can also blow bacon flavored bubbles into your four-legged friends' face? I know you're going to run out and buy them - http://www.activedogtoys.com/bubble_buddy.html

Aimee said...

sadly, my dog doesn't even like dog ice cream. that was my first clue she's probably not mine.