Saturday, September 13, 2008

Paws in the Park Day

Hello Pals!

I simply must tell you of the grand time that we had recently. Every year, Mother takes us to Paws in the Park. Oh, we have a wonderful time. It is a day mostly for dogs. For those hoomans who are looking to expand their family, they can adopt a dog or cat. (This is where we first met Avery. Don't forget to vote!)

The day is chocked full of marvelous events. There's a doggie dash, musical mats, talent show, frisbee contest, and many other fab things to do. One of our favorites is FASTEST NOSE. The premise of this event is to find a hot dog amongst all these shoes. Of course, I knew that I would be outstanding in this event, and was delighted when Mother and I went to the gate.

Mother asked the nice gentleman at the gate to allow me to get the scent (like I didn't know what a hot dog smelled like. Sometimes Mother is so simple!) The fellow allowed me a small whiff of the ambrosia, and I got a bit carried away and tried to take a small sample, but he did not oblige. He went through the gate ahead of us and "hid" the morsel in a random shoe.

Here is the form of a hunter stalking his quarry. Notice the form. Head low, eyes keen, feet nimble. Ears alert. A hunter........

The scent becomes more pronounced. Oh, I will find you hot dog treat. Your days are numbered!!

I have zeroed in on the exact footwear. There it is. Yes, I have narrowed the field down. Soon, the succulent hot dog will be MINE!!

Oh, that little scamp hot dog has hopped over into this pile. The gentleman who placed the treat in the shoe was very crafty. He tried to put me "off the scent." Ah ha. I am too wise for this trick. I shall overcome this small diversion.

Ahhh, yes. Here it is. See how my nose is deep into this sneaker!! Aha....

WAIT! WAIT! WAIT! I am TAKING OVER this post. Sam is really telling you a HUGE, BIG FAT TALE. I will tell the true version.

Sam couldn't find his way out of a wet paper bag! He never found the piece of hot dog after a whole minute, sixty whole seconds! Tick Tock, Tick Tock!

In fact, here is the real picture of him. He sniffed around for a little bit, then started sniffing everywhere else! Then... do you know what he did????!!! I was soooo embarrassed. Sigh...... he lifted his LEG in the corner. Once again, mommi had to go and get him because of his inappropriate bathroom habits.

I am part beagle. The nice man let me sniff the hot dog treat and I knew exactly what I was looking for. I followed the nice man's footsteps by following his scent. I have great beagle form.

Oh boy, I know that hot dog is here. I can really smell it good now!

Ta Daaa. Here it is. Let's see... what was my TIME, Sammy??!! 5.6 seconds?????

Oh, and here is the little piece of hot dog that Sammy couldn't find. BOL. BOL. More for me!

Oh, and by the way, Sammy would never tell you this, but I had the best time on the Fastest Nose event. BOL.


chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

It sounds like you guys had a lot of fun even if one of you tried to exaggerate......

Congratulations on haviing the fastest nose there Zorra!


Lorenza said...

Sam was not interested in that hot dog. He just wanted to pee!
And you Zorra did a great job! 5.6 seconds!!!
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

Well it sounds like you both had a good time even though you couldn't find the hotdog Sam.....such a shame as we're told they taste yummy. Good on ya Zorra..well done.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Patience-please said...

Oh that is the MOST fun game! We'll have to offer it at next year's fun day at the kennel club!

wags from the whippets

Asta said...

col.Sam Asta-fari Joe H.Pinkerton Peabody ,Esq.,
I think someone must have twicked you..youw fowm was soopewb..I'm vewy sowwy that you didn't get the hot dog..I'm suwe it was nevew thewe..nowZowwa, I bet they finally putit thewe when you went looking, and of couwse being wondewful too, you found it!
Congwatulations..I think it sounds like a vewy fun time fow evewyone
smoochie kisses

Amber-Mae said...

Sounds like a sooper fun event & fun games too! Good job with the Fastest Nose game Zorra!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie and Mitch said...

Thanks for the REAL story, Zorra! We thought Sam was hedging! You've got one awesome nose, girlfren! That looks like a really fun game!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Stanislaw said...

How do I get in on that game?! Sniffing for feasts? I can do it! I bet you had a wonderful time.

Dewey Dewster said...

Aw Sam...

Yer supposed ta have a nose fer all that sort of stuff.... sniffin' out vermin 'n all... 'n not tell tall tales either....congrats ta Torra fer gettin' the best sniff test, musta been a great outing....

Dewey Dewster here....

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

All those shoes! You sure you wasn't in heaven?


Hero said...

That sounds like a super fun game! I don't know if I would have been as fast as you, but I love any game that involves using my nose.

Joe Stains said...

joey said because it is MY birthday I can do the comments today!


HOTDOGS?! I bet I could find it and I don't even have that big of a NOSE its just all smooshed into my face!!!!