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Monday, July 30, 2012

Really going to the dogs; the Dog Days of Summer

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On Sunday, The Barnacle held the Dog Days of Summer, a fun event that brought lots of dogs to the grounds. There were dogs up for adoption too. The best part was probably the obstacle course, where dogs had to run, jump and do all sorts of maneuvers.

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Marty here, was one of the little dogs up for adoption by the Humane Society. I had tweeted and Facebooked him during the event and called him Marvin, actually I misspelled it and made it Mavin. But he's Marty and there was actually another dog named Marvin. They had a few dogs available and a booth set up with all sorts of information. Guitarist Lenny Batista played all day and he was great at keeping with so many dog-themed songs, like "Me And You and a Dog Named Boo" (haven't heard that in forever) and Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (madder than a junkyard dog). He was good. 

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The dogs were all a lot of fun and they all seemed to get along with each other. In other words, there were no dog fights the whole day. There were hot dogs for sale, but we opted for the delicious burgers that The Barnacle always has for sale at their many events.

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Ok, now this is Kajeh. No, she's not the new park ranger, she was dressed for the people/dog lookalike contest. She actually won, apparently looking like her person -- Katrina Boler, the actual park ranger. Katrina gave her prize to the Human Society. It was funny when Katrina first greeted the guests, she said, "Welcome to all of you, and thank you for bringing your people with you."

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It was really a great day and a lot of fun. For more photos, please go here.

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