On Saturday I took both of my singing dogs, Cody and Sierra, to DogFest at the Baltimore Humane Society. It was a fun day filled with exciting activities for dogs and was too benefit and raise much needed funds for the great work that the Baltimore Humane Society does for animals in need.
Initially Sierra seemed a bit nervous driving up to Reisterstown. She was whining when we were in the car. (Cody was good and quite as usual.) I think she thought she was going to go to the kennel but to her relieve, we weren't.
After we got there and parked in the sea of cars, the dogs were excited since they saw lots of other dogs in the parking lot (well really a field). We entered, paid our admission and started walking around the grounds. What an amazing place the Baltimore Humane Society is! I couldn't believe all the space and the fact they have a pet cemetery.
We started by walking around some of the vendor booths and tables for rescue organizations. Cody caught on pretty quickly most of these people were giving out treats. Everytime we would approach a table or booth Cody would start sniffing and hone in on the treats. Cody was also interested in sniffing other dogs and was well behaved. I thought there would be an issue with some dogs approaching him, but he was fine.
Sierra had a little trouble with a guy dressed up in a Clifford outfit. I think she couldn't figure out whether it was a dog, a person, or what. She started barking at Clifford saying “That's not right, he's not a dog!” Most dogs were getting their picture taken with Clifford. Cody had a funny reaction to. He was walking back and forth sniffing the air toward Clifford and his ears were going up and down. He was trying to figure out what Clifford was all about too but he wasn't vocal about it like Sierra. Clifford starting waving at Sierra which seemed to set her off more. I noticed a bunch of people were laughing at the spectacle of Sierra not enjoying having Clifford at DogFest.
What was most surprising was the amount of people and dogs. There were little dogs, big dogs, ugly dogs (in my opinion), beautiful dogs (Cody and Sierra of course), fast dogs, slow dogs, smart dogs, dumb dogs, etc. The event being named DogFest I thought was quite appropriate.
We took a break from walking around and got some Sprites and water for the dogs as well as a hot dogs and some Utz potato chips. After that we walked around and thought about doing some of the dog activities like dog swimming, bowling, agility, etc. I think I was bit tired and the dogs seemed ready to go so we headed home.
All in all DogFest was a fun event and Cody, Sierra, and I look forward to next Baltimore Humane Society's event next year.