I know, it’s been a while! Â Last update we were so excited that we were going to begin volunteering. Â Sadly, we are still waiting for the organization we’re volunteering with to schedule with us! Â They’ve really been dragging their feet on it, and we’re all getting a little frustrated. Â I’ve never found it so hard to volunteer for something, lol.
This last Saturday was the 9th Annual My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair. Â Sorry that I forgot to alert you all that it was coming up! Â I completely forgot about it until I received a flyer in the mail. Â Good thing I signed up for it last year…
Lolly had a blast! Â We got to play with other dogs, and even saw two other Berners! Â Her Puppy Kindergarten trainer, Erica, was there. Â Even one of her classmates, Nelson! Â It was a lovely reunion. 🙂
We participated in two of the contests. Â I wish we had done more. Â I really want to show off all of Lolly’s tricks. XD Â I swear a video will be coming soon. Â I just need someone to videotape both of us since some of the tricks can’t be seen if I have the camera.
We tried the Sit to Greet contest, which was Lolly’s nemesis, because they had all of her weaknesses as distractions! LMAO. Â We had to approach three judges and Lolly needed to sit and not move for all of them; no getting up! Â That alone is pretty tough for her since Lolly LOVES to meet everyone and tries to sit on their feet and lean on them. Â The first had a bag of treats… which… well, Lolly thinks with her stomach! Â The second had a stuffed dog… and Lolly loves it when I play with our stuffed dog with her. Â She thinks it’s real! Â Argh! Â The last was a small child with a toy… and we all know how Lolly LOVES children and thinks she’s one of them. So needless to say we didn’t place anywhere, hahaha. Â But she had fun, and that’s all that matters.
We also entered the Biggest Lap Dog contest after some urging from staffers at the event. (Sorry if I look horrible in the photos – it was super humid and hot that day >_<.) Â I think we have more photos but they’re on Lenin’s camera at the moment, and he’s at work. Â I’ll try to add them in later!
Lolly got lots of goodies. Â Free samples from Freshpet, which she absolutely adores. Â I dice it up and put it in her regular food and she cannot wait to eat it. Â I hope I can find where they’re sold soon. Â I’ve been rationing out the free samples so far! Â She also got lots toys from PetSmart! Â Lots of treats too! Â At the end they wanted to get rid of all their freebies so we literally got a bag of balls and a bunch of leftover treats. Â Lolly was beside herself. =P It’s a good thing we didn’t give her breakfast earlier that day. Â We knew she’d be eating a ton at the fair.Â Â She was so trick-and-treated out by the end that she didn’t even want to eat more treats! Â It was unprecedented, haha.
Speaking of trick-and-treating (not trick-or-treat, because Lolly wouldn’t be very happy doing one and not getting the other, lol), we’re getting our costumes together for Halloween this year! Â Lenin and I have ours already, I need to make Lolly’s, and soon! Â It’s a surprise – I hope you all will like it. =P