Yesterday was National Dog Day. I hope that you all enjoyed the day with your dog/dogs by your side. I happened to think that every day is dog day but hey, that's just me. ;)
We (my husband and I) spent Saturday afternoon celebrating National Dog Day at the Pet Project Foundation fund raiser at the Outlets at San Clemente mall. This was my first time at the event and I was extremely surprised by the turn out. Before it was officially started, there was a steady stream of canines and guardians. By midway in, it was packed.
Three hours spent visiting with dogs, talking dogs, helping guardians with their dog problems and listening to stories about dogs, not too shabby for a huge dog lover. :) The dogs were all very well behaved. There was everything from the tiniest of pocket pooches all the way up to a huge Mastiff and a couple of Great Danes. There were young puppies out socializing and old dogs just moseying around.
I had made four batches of my Elsa's Pure Delight cookies to handout that were a huge hit. I was so stoked when several guardians told me that their dog had spit out other cookies at the event, but ate mine. They were hesitant to try more cookies but after one taste of Elsa's Pure Delights, they chowed down and their guardian grabbed a second bag to bring with them.
There was no shortage of body language for me to watch. As most of you know, I could watch dogs communicating with other dogs and humans all day long. They truly are so amazing to watch as they interact. One special moment was between an adorable young Golden puppy a mixed breed adult. The puppy was very apprehensive to say hi to the adult because the adult was frozen in stance. He was not giving off the warm and fuzzy feeling and the puppy clearly understood. He hesitantly sniffed the adult and then backed away; sitting down and just watched which was the best thing for him to do. Nice.
It was a great family event that I was thrilled to be a part of. I hope that we can make it again next year; it was most definitely a fun time for all.
Happy National Dog Day, yes it is every day for me and should be for you. Have a great day.