Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bark in the Park

Since we are close to Asheville, we still like to hop over the mountain to visit our GDF group once in a while. This month's meeting was held in Chimney Rock, NC, which is a Rock that looks like a chimney, which you can hike up too :D, Each year, they hold a Bark in the Park event, dogs shops, and daycare's, rescues and boutiques come and set up booths, and market their wares. GDF also has a booth set up for potential puppy walkers.

We've gone the last two years, but never had a chance to hike up to the Chimney, due to other events we'd have to rush back for; not this year!!

My sisters bummed a ride and came with me; and since we were helping run the GDF Booth, we go to get into the park free!
Veda was as close to perfect as you can get in this setting! No pulling to see other dogs, walking nicely responding to all commands!! He had a great time! Texas on the other hand was a little putz for the most part, letting people know he didn't want his space invaded!! ::eye roll:: So most of the time, he wasn't allowed to be petted, etc.. Bubbles spent the day with the "grandparents" as I knew she wouldn't like the heat and all the walking.

After visiting the booths, watching agility trails, and talking to people...we headed up the mountain!
::GDF Pup - SAM::

::He's such a block headed shape, but not mind ::
Texas and Me do some jumps in agility
::Texas need a short lesson in leash walking::
Texas and Kristen work on Focus
::Teaching my sister to walk a six pound dog...on a loose leash::
::Veda was awesome::
"THE" Rock
::THE Rock::
Climbing up the many stairs to Chimney Rock
:: The climb up about 8-9 flights of stairs::
::Texas got carried up the mountain::
Veda panting
::We Arrived::
Us sitting on Chimney Rock
::We made it!!::
Texas at the bottom of the moutain
::Texas was glad to walk a little bit::
Erin,Veda and Texas
::All of us::

We had fun, and everyone is knocked out. *phew*


Groomer Angie said...

Your Texas & my Doxie Dumplin would get along great, she can be a little booger in public too.

Mason Dixie said...

What a great place and so much to do. You do such a wonderful thing for people training dogs to be guides. How old are you? and how did you get into this line of work?

Madison and Andros said...

It's so pretty there! Sam is getting so big! Good boy Veda!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh wow! that chimney rock is fantastic! we are so jealous that you got to 'splore such a kewl spot! that looked like just a fabulous day--you and your sister are so very pretty, you guys had a great day!!!! love saige and guinness

chloud9 said...

What beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a great day.

StellaStar said...

Wow! Chimney rock looks awesome! Texas looks like he had a blast, and yay Veda for walking so nicely!

Hobbes Dogs said...

Looks like a fun day - and nice to see SAM again!

Sarah and the Pack. said...

Awesome pictures!!! I love your dachshunds...I grew up with two black and tans.

Pipa said...

Your blog is pawsome! I loved it.
You have some boootiful pups there!



Life With Dogs said...

What a great day! Looks like a lovely location for a get together.

chloud9 said...

What beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a great day.