Friday, August 9, 2013

Off the Leash

Posted By on Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Your dog loves you, but sometimes it feels like everything is about you: Seeing you out the door, waiting for you to come home, listening to you complain about how someone's chewed your remote. Let's not be so self-centered, shall we?
click to enlarge What up, dog? - WADE BARRETT PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Wade Barrett Photography
  • What up, dog?

Woofstock is back in Halvorsen Park this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($12). Music from Silver Hammer, Kindred Spirits and Rooster McClintock is sure to soothe the savage beasts, and there'll be plenty of food, even for people. It's all put on by the Sequoia Humane Society, a no-kill shelter, by the way. Phew.

Your pets can try their paws at dog games like weenie bobbing, bobbing for baubles and a treasure quest. Has Fido fallen in with a bad pack? Watching too much Giggy? Sniff around the K-9 police dog demonstration for some positive role models.

Canines who like a little competition might want to enter the contests for best trick, best tail wag, best costume, best kiss or the sometimes cute, sometimes disturbing dog/owner lookalike contest.

The Mutt Strut walk-a-thon starts at 11 a.m. Get there early to register and put down your $25 (which also covers your entry to Woofstock) and parade your pup along the waterfront to raise money for shelter animals. You can even form a team! Just make sure everybody's got their tags and shots. And leave the cat at home. 
click to enlarge Bubbles. - JAMES R. MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY
  • James R. Martin Photography
  • Bubbles.

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Jennifer Fumiko Cahill is the arts and features editor of the North Coast Journal. She won the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s 2020 Best Food Writing Award and the 2019 California News Publisher's Association award for Best Writing.

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