Nutley DogFest 2005 fest was a hoot!
Zam loved smelling things, licking other dog's ears and the bottomless cookie tin.
He didn't win for tail wagging ... some
Dachshund with a shorter tail won. The dog won last year and was defending champ!
Zam missed out on purebreed too.
But we put him in the Fastest Eater Contest and he won ... a toy like a dragon skull with an opening where you can put a cookie or peanut butter for HOURS of fun.
He won a Hartz At Play Dog Toy - Joet pour Chiens, it was callad Chew-Rassic Bark Bronto Bone.
Here's where those French lessons a few postings back come in handy. According to the package on Zam's prize: Comble Le Gout De Macher Et De Jouer Le Plus Irresistible
Their translation: Satisfies even the most monstrous appetite for chew and play.
Rescued greyhounds - no day at the races
So, we kept waiting for the 50 50 so we could leave. I got $6 worth of tickets and the drawing was supposed to be at 10:45 ... but they were running late and I wanted to go home and use the indoor plumbing.
So they start to get ready to call the 50 50 - but then they add secondary door prizes ... an aquarium, a beginner obstacle course for your dog.
Zamboni doesn't believe that he was EVER that small!
C'mon. Call the number so we can go home. They were being heckled by Junior Women, in a nice way, but heckled nonetheless.
So they finally call the 50 50 and I had the number. I left Ma with Zamboni and walked up to claim my prize.
I handed all my tickets but they called me back to give me the tickets for the other prizes - as if lightning would strike twice. I took them, but handed them to someone who was waiting for the drawing.
We walked over to the Bukowski Bloomfield Animal Shelter and I dropped in a bill.
"I'm ready for my close-up
Some folks were expecting a fellow with a cat and a fox to pass by ... but all you saw all day long were lots and lots of happy dogs.
BTW Having lived in Nutley 30 years, we had never been in that part of the park!
Zamboni made a million new friends with dogs large and small. If only they had a contest for HAPPIEST DOG IN THE WORLD - he would have surely won that.
Zam - exhausted after a fun day at the DogFest
Copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved.
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Nutley DogFest 2005
Bukowski Bloomfield Animal Shelter
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Nutley Pet Emporium
The Pampered Chef
Sitter for your Critter
Mandy's Pet Grooming Salon
William J. Jernick Jr. Inc. Insurance
Nutley Park Shop-Rite
K-9 Obedience Training Club of Essex County
HandsNPaws Doggie Couture with NY style
Sunday Colors Unique People & Pet Salon
Patience Unlimited Professional Dog Training
Pet & Family Portraits
Official sponsor shirt
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Thanks to all: Dogs, owners, sponsors & the Junior Women who put it all together.