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Doggone Good Time Planned for Pooches in Park

by Katie Pyzyk October 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm 1,930 8 Comments

Looks like Saturday is going to the dogs. Animal lovers will gather at Lacey Woods Park at 1200 N. George Mason Drive for the Dogtober Day dog show.

Some categories for the show include Best Kisser, Best Tail Wagger and Best Costume. First, second and third place winners will receive ribbons.

This year the event also includes the “Barkers Bash” skills tests for dogs and owners. One of the games is called “Chicken Chase,” which is a toss and retrieve test with rubber chickens. First and second place finishers in the games receive ribbons and prizes.

Festivities start at 1:00 p.m. and last until 3:00 p.m. On-site registration starts at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $6 per category or $25 for unlimited categories. It’s $2 for each attempt in the Barkers Bash. Click here for a registration form.

  • Sounds like a blast!

  • Rebecca

    I have a chocolate pom and want to put a “Yes We Can” doggy t-shirt on him and make him Barack Obama for his costume.

    I am getting mixed feedback on this issue. Some love. Some hate.

    • Shakes head…

      Bad taste, Rebecca.

      • Michelle

        But those Nixon masks are ok? I think it’s hilarious.

        • Shakes head…

          Come on. A brown dog to represent a black president? Do you really need this explained to you? (An Obama mask on a person would be fine.)

    • JMB

      You mean Bark Obama, don’t you?

    • Cyrus

      I think it’s a great idea, you could also have a VP sidekick Joe Bite’em and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

  • charlie

    what are you a Kennedy?

    i don’t know. why are some ethnic groups ok to make fun of but others aren’t. everyone is way too sensitive.


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