It's been raining all day today...not all the grapes have yet been harvested in the Napa Valley so this is not a good thing for grapes but it is nice for those of us who have done some fall planting.
But, today, from Noon until 6 p.m., it is Dog Fest at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek.
Until 4 p.m. there are adoptions, vendors, dog photographs, a best Halloween costume contest, an agility course, and even a substantial discount on purchases. At 4 p.m., they will be screening Sniff, the Dog Movie, with a discussion with the producer afterwards.
By the way, Sports Basement is our favorite place for gear for all sports as well as for casual clothing. A Bay Area local chain of just 4 stores, Sports Basement offers discounted prices on first quality items...everything from running shoes to yoga gear, to bicycles, to snowboarding equipment, to energy bars and supplements, and on and on. And, they are good neighbors to their community, helping out at local sporting events, hosting in store parties for just about any local group, offering free classes in everything from CPR to yoga to running.
So, we packed Louie up, with his Halloween Jester Collar on, for a photo and some fun.
Fun he had...in fact, a bit too much fun as he was the first to pee on the floor, although others followed suit, so I guess that just does with the territory. The Sports Basement staff was very gracious throughout.
Local vet techs, who also moonlight by pet sitting, took photos of the dogs. The first 50 dogs got free photos...very nice.
Here are a few more pictures of dogs in costume, enjoying the party.
This ladybug was very well behaved and very popular.
Fairy Princess held court wherever she could.
And, this guy really does go out backpacking with his owner and this is his real gear.
This young lady was a vision in pink while her mom shopped.