There was lots and lots of stuff going on before the Mutt Strut began.
As usual, I did my best to look pathetic and let Mom know I wasn't thrilled about being around so many other doggies and peoples.
One person who was there that I was SUPER DUPER happy about having with me, though, was my awesome neighbor. She's the neighbor who has toys just for me at her house. And lots of cookies. And bully sticks. (She really spoils me rotten!) Mom took a picture of me and our cool neighbor.
You may have noticed something on my head in that picture. Um...yeah. Here's a better pic of that.
Because the Mutt Strut took place on May 5 -- Cinco de Mayo -- Mom decided that I needed to wear a sombrero. Seriously. I was so embarrassed. She made it worse, too, when SHE wore one along with me...
Yep. She's seriously weird.
Anyway, at the beginning of the festivities, the humane society had a "Blessing of the Dogs." It's good to be blessed.
After the blessing, the Strut began! There were tons of people walking, but silly Mom didn't take any pictures of that for some weird reason. Anyway, this is the back of the people in front of us at the beginning of the strut.
And here's me, strutting my stuff.
It was a pretty hot day out, and the sun was super shiny. Mom was afraid I was overheating after we walked 3/4 of the strut. So, I got to "roll" the rest of the way.
We walked around all of the vendor tents after the strut. Mom tried to win me a new toy but didn't get the bean bag things into the right spot. She owes me for that, I think. After the tents, we went to do "paw print painting." Here's my artwork, created with my right, front paw:
By this point, I was hot. And tired. And drooly. And I had grass stuck in my chin drool. I was ready to go HOME.
I could barely keep my eyes open in the car.
And this is what I did for the rest of the day:
We got home from the Mutt Strut at 10:30 in the morning and I didn't wake up to potty or eat anything until 9:30 that night. Strutting your stuff can sure wear you out!