Monday, October 26, 2009


We pulled up alongside Barbara Curtiss's house yesterday morning and this is the first sight we saw! This is my 7th year visiting NEAR and each year brings so many smiles! We just love coming here for Barktoberfest!
Denis's sculptures are awesome! They're fabulous to see in person!
Mitch wanted to know if that was Janie! She had a lot of fur but no pretty bow!
Is that Dexter we see?!
I met a 15-year old Welshie named Reilly. He's Barbara Curtiss' doggie and he was the oldest doggie at the event!
Carol Usher was there with her dogs, Jessie and Scuffer, and she did demonstrate the art of needle felting! Mom would have liked to stand there all day and watch her poke away! She's a master with that barbed needle!
And she brought goodies to sell and yes, mom did buy one of them! We'll save that post for tomorrow.
There was a Dale dressed as a witch~And a Wire Fox Terrier dressed as a lobster.
That's Mitch with his tongue hanging out and a very interested dad right beside him! hehehe
Check out that huge bumble bee! He's standing on a table so he's really not as big as a horse!
I tried to catch a hotdog - and missed! That's Barbara Curtiss that's hanging onto my leash!And Mitch did worse at the hotdog toss than I did!We got treats! Thanks, dad!
And we had a great time!
And we were anxious to get home for dindin!
It was an exhausting day~
But so much fun and we wouldn't trade any part of it!
We'll be back tomorrow to show you the goodies that mom bought!

So until next time...............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Huskee and Hershey said...

We can't wait to see what lovely things your mom bought!! Looks like you had a very eventful day.. no wonder you were tired out!!

Heehee.. we like that doggie in the witch costume.. Hmmm maybe I can ask mom to do something like that for Hershey cos she's a little witch anyway!! LOL...

Dexter said...

All those dales! What a great time and you had a perfect fall day for it too.


P.S. Obviously a relative of Pee-Wee what with him doing bad dog no attention behaviors.

Faya said...

What a great day ! I will come back tomorrow for the picture !
Kisses, Faya

Maxmom said...

Hey guys
what an awesome post! That outing was superb. Our mom says she loves those felties...but I didn't see any Goldens?
Anyway the outfits were fun too. Glad you got to see it all. Wish we were there.

Cocorue said...

what a pawsome outing.....and those costumes look cute and fun


Niamh said...

That Barktoberfest looked like a great event. It is always fun to meet new friends and of course get treats too. Bet you slept well after all that!

Your friend,

Gus said...

Harooooo!!! that looks like good fun. We like the metal sculptures and also the felted ones. But mostly we like the look on Mitchie's face when he KNEW he was losing the hot dog!


Cowspotdog said...

that looks like so much fun and what a cool place to visit. I can't believe you guys missed the hot dogs - maybe they should have tossed some pizza your way :)

Fred said...

What a fun day! I missed our Barktoberfest this year because Old Girl and Mr. Jason were watching football! Inexcusable!!!

Kelly said...

What a great day! You look totally pooped out afterwards- I hope you had some leftover pizza at home!! :)

Mason Dixie said...

That looked like a lot of fun!! wish I had something around here like that

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

That looked like so much fun. We would have loved to be able to visit with all of those dales and dogs.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Hollie and Janie said...

What a fabulous, 'dale-filled day! I LOVE the sculptures! I can't believe yall didn't catch a hotdog! I wish it had beem me, Mitch! We would have had a ball playing! Mama took me to get groomed, so all my curly locks are gone! I'm so glad you had so much fun!!!!!

wildcatsthree said...

what a wonderful place! Looks like you and all the doggies had a great time. Beautiful!

Abby & Rosie

The Oceanside Animals said...

What a fun event! Definitely better than Scotchtoberfest.

Martha said...

That sure looks like it was a lot of fun! I hope you had a blast. Love, Martha

Anonymous said...

mmmm... hot dog toss

now THAT sounds like fun!

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Fun times!!

Life With Dogs said...

What a lovely place to spend let's hear about those goodies!

The WriggleButts said...

That looks like so much fun!

Ruby and Penny said...

Wiener tossing. Who's tossing wieners and I hope no doxies we hurt playing this game.
Hope you raised tonnes for NEAR.
Love Ruby & Penny

Peanut said...

that looks like so much fun. I hope you got to eat the weenies even if you didn't catch them

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Naggie and Mitch, what fun you all had!!!!That was a great day!! Loved the pictures and we are looking forward to tomorrows, pictures.
Thank you for sharing!!!
Great post, Victoria.
Love ya lots, Bambi and Fern

Putter said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! What a fantastic day! OMG! OMG! OMG! Maggie! What fun you guys had! We are happiest ever here! :)))))))))))

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Victoria I have tried to go on Mango's blog and the window comes up saying I need permission to get on his blog. Do you know anything aboit that???

Martha said...

What a great fun day Maggie & Mitch, no wonder you guys were tired.
We loved seeing all those doggies dressed up!!!
Thanks for taking all the pics to share with us.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Sue said...

That looks like so much fun. We wish we could have been there. Can't wait to see your goodies.

Princess Patches said...

What a great day! We can't wait to see what your mom bought. Someday, our mom hopes to get as good at felting as Carol. Of course, our mom has never won any awards for her felting...she hasn't even entered any contests. We hope the Barktoberfest made lots of money for Aire-rescue. Ours is coming up on Nov. 15 and Mom has a sitter coming for our dad.

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey that sure did look like Janie. Wish we could have been there. Looks like a great day out.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sue, I answered you on my blog but thought I would come over and answer again, in case you where not coming back for a couple of days.
Hi Sue, so glad to meet you!!! I am sorry about the mix up in names.
I love the name Sue, I bet you know that. My boy named Sue.
I will blog more about him someday.
Love you lots, Fern

Mack said...

Did you guys get to keep the weiners that fell to the ground? I know you had tons of fun - we love going to events like that!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a fun event you got to go to!!! Where were your costumes?:-)

We will be watching to see what Mom bought. Hope you all got some good naps in after that exhausting day.

woos, the OP Pack

Teddy Bear said...

What a pawesome day. I bet you both had SO much fun! We love the first picture. The colors are amazing!

Teddy Bear

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sue I have been to Mango blog and can not leave a comment because I am not on blogger reader.
When you go to Mango's blog will you tell him I am trying. I went to his blog by address not by clicking on his name. Can you get him on our reader page?
LOve you, Fern

Eric said...

What a wickedly wonderful feast of dales! Can't wait to see what your Mom bought.

Wiry wags n kisses Eric xx

Stardust said...

What a party over there! I'm fascinated by your friends, real ones and sculptured. Reveal your goodies!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Barkerfest...hysterical. What a great time you guys must have had. What pretty trees
Benny & Lily

The Army of Four said...

Our mom would have wanted to watch the needle felting all day, too!
Looks like Barktoberfest was a BLAST!
Tail wags,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What a pawesome day!

Those feltie khreations are unbelievable! We marvel each time we see them!


I'm so there! I was 10 for 10 the other night!


Lorenza said...

Glad you had a pawesome time there!
Kisses and hugs

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh my dogness, it's obvious you had a great time! So many rough coated dogs and so much fun stuff to do. Catch hot dogs? We'll be trying that.

Moma wants to know. What kind of surface was Carol Usher poking into? Do ya know? Moma is about ready to get back to her needle felting. (So she says!)

We are REALLY excited to see the goodies that your mom bought. We can only imagine how much Moma might've come home with!

Thanks for sharing!
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Sierra Rose said...

A fantastic day! Creative costumes there. Loved the lobster.
Can't wait to see tomorrow's post!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Boo Casanova said...

hi maggie & mitch,

i'm ashame for not visiting often nowadays. but i can see that you two are still blog like ever! :D

i can see you have a jolly time at the barktoberfest. i hope you don't have to rest your voice after the event. :D

wet wet licks


Dewey Dewster said...

Wow was that a Halloween party + fundraiser that ya were at???? It sure looks like fun....Toby would have loved the hotdog he could have caught a dozen...

I tell ya Gram is losin' it....she bought some of that needle-feltin' stuff months ago and still hasn't taken any of it outta the packages...we need ta jump-start 'er fer sure....

Dewey Dewster here...

Sally said...

We love doggie fun days!! Lots of fun and food - our D would have bought lots of things too - can't wait for the follow up photos

Sally and Paddy