Today we attended Bark in the Park in Peoria near the Illinois Riverfront. This is an annual fundraiser that helps to benefit the Peoria Animal Welfare Society. Last year it was extremely hot, but this year it was quite brisk. Hawk and Lilac were more than content to rest their cockles at home, their toes turned up in the comfort of the recently turned on furnace. Blueberry and Bunny were happy for warm coats. Despite the chilly weather, we had a wonderful time walking by the riverfront, watching the contests and meeting lots of happy dogs and their owners. We ran into quite a few friends as well. Bunny tried her paw at the Olympic CGC competition and won a medal. Of course, Blueberry also got a medal and she refused to even set paw in the ring. Bunny spent a lot of time trying to entice other dogs to play with her, but of course, Blueberry is much to refined and sophisticated for that kind of puppy foolishness. Overall, it was a wonderful event, even if we didn't see any other greyhounds there this year. We saw everything from chihuahuas to great danes as well as everything in between. Bunny got a lot of pets from strangers and Blueberry enjoyed all the comments abou how calm she was.
Here are some of the pictures from the event.