Sunday, October 30, 2011

3rd Annual Poochez Palooza - dog festival

Saturday was the third year of an afternoon event called Poochez Palooza, put on by the Museum in cooperation with the city's Animal Control Department.  It was a festival dedicated to dogs and dog lovers.  The day was beautiful; afternoon temperature were in the 60s.  There were lots of dog vendors, doggies and prizes.  I thought it was a bit unorganized, but there were many more people who attended this year than in previous years. Here are some of my favorite doggies pics I took:


Since it was so close to Halloween, both dogs and owners had a chance to dress up. 

All the booths gave candy away to the kids, and they were dressed up in their costumes too.  This one woman let me take a picture of her son; he was adorable! 
A grooming business got the best decorated booth.

They were all dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz: the lion, tin man, scarecrow, two witches, Dorothy, and of course Toto.  And props, like Dorothy's house.  They really went all out.  Here are some of them posing with Mike, the tree man.  Appropriate!

I found out that the tree man entertains at state fairs and festivals all over the counntry.  My boss saw him in Houston, I think it was, at an art festival he was in, and thought he would be a big hit.  He was!

Mike is on stilts inside his costume.  He walks around and talk real slow.  And he looked so authentic.  Because it is so hot inside his tree outfit, he can only wear it for about half an hour at a time.  Here are the pieces inside on some tables, before we went out.


And him moving around outside.  He made three or four rounds throughout the afternoon.  Everyone wanted their picture with him.   Really neat!


8 comments:

Sher said...

How fun! I wish we had something like that here. Bubba would love it.

BeadedTail said...

That looks like a lot of fun! It's kind of funny that there's a tree man around all those dogs! Hope the dogs realized it wasn't a real tree! LOL

Judy Nolan said...

How fun! I'm glad there was great weather for this event. As for the Tree Man, I have never seen such a costume. I was amazed!

Athena said...

Love the dog in the horse outfit! And the Tree Man is incredible. There are women at Animal Kingdom who do something like that, except they're covered with leaves. Really gorgeous.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a fun event! I love all the costumes and the tree man is awesome!

Linda Pruitt said...

Awesome tree costume!

cindy said...

yes, the tree is amazing!

Splendid Little Stars said...

The tree is amazing! This looks like a fun event, Deb! How cool that the groomers dressed up like Wizard of Oz characters.

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