Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ziggy and Dogtoberfest

I took Ziggy to an event called Dogtoberfest on Saturday.  There were many fun events, including a dog parade with dogs in costume.  Since Ziggy refuses to dress up, I had to be creative with his costume.  And since I'm not creative, I ended up just putting black circles all over him and calling him a Dalmatian.
"What ARE these black spots all over me?"

"Hey, I look just like that Dalmatian over there!"
Many people thought he did not have a costume at all, because the black spots blended in to his fur so well.  I used ink from a child's stamp pad, so it is non-toxic and washable.  And I'm going to give him a bath and wash those spots off... any day now.  

"Ziggy, you look nothing like me!"

Since Ziggy doesn't like other dogs getting in his space, we stayed a short distance from the others while we waited for the parade to start.  Ziggy quickly found something to occupy his attention.
"Construction workers!  I bet they need my assistance!!"
While Ziggy supervised the construction workers, I took some pictures of some of the other dogs in costume.

The first place winners of the costume contest had a decorated wagon for a dog with an adorable outfit, and a real parrot with her own costume - she was wearing a tiny parrot bikini.

This sweet guy may not have had a costume, but he had a lot of fun anyway!

Once the parade started, Ziggy did really well even being surrounded by other dogs.  Of course, being Ziggy, he did have to make a few stops along the route...
"Let me just sniff over here!"

"I'll just even off the edges right here."

However we eventually made it to the end of the parade, and enjoyed the other festivities.  In addition to the costume contest, they had several other contests such as Ugliest Dog, Prettiest Eyes, and Best Trick.  Can you guess which one Ziggy entered?

If you guessed the Best Trick contest, you're correct!  Ziggy was one of several dogs showing off their best trick.  He did his praying trick where he prayed to get adopted, and although that prayer hasn't come true yet, he did win 1st place in the contest!  He won some very nice prizes, and made some new friends as well. It was a fun day, and we had a great time. 


Sam said...

We are keeping paws crossed for Ziggy! The right family is out there!


Casey Jones' Mom said...

Ziggy is a winner, we all knew that. Didn't he make a better Dalmatian than the one pictured. Isn't the show standard, no black spots on the tail, Ziggy would have won that contest too.

Barb's Cats and Quilts said...

Ziggy is so adorable. I can't believe nobody has been willing to work with him and adopt him - except you. Laurie, you're a saint. Congrats to Ziggy for winning the best trick contest.

Purrfect Haven said...

this must be the beginning of his lucky streak! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I LOVE Ziggy's clawstoom. VERY creative!!!

I am glad that he had fun and


Blueberry's human said...

Best costume ever Ziggy! I knew you'd win first place for best trick - you are so good at praying!

Anonymous said...

Ziggy really does look like a Dalmation! Who knows? Linda

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"Dog Foster Mom" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.