Monday, November 21, 2011

Canine Christmas-2011

 Saturday my friend Rich and I went to the Annual Canine Christmas festival sponsored by the Animal Network to raise funds for our local animal needs.
 As I strolled and Rich rolled, we were met with signs everywhere. 
 I took this so my blogger CAT friends would not panic thinking Dogs Only
No kitties present because of more than 1000 dogs that attended. But they do get part of the funds raised.


 Can you guess who paid the DOLLAR to kiss the pup above? don't tell them but I would have paid 5.00 to kiss him.
I copied this message from the official web site of Canine Christmas,

Canine Christmas 12 was an incredible success. We had over 30 dog or potential adoptions. It was a beautiful day, and as usual it is amazing to have over 1000 dogs behaving so well. We had a record setting 50/50 raffle with the winner and the Animal Network splitting $ 3,440.00. All together we raised close to $ 10,000.00, which is also a record. I would like to thank all the participants, vendors and volunteers who contribute so much to make our event such a good and profitable time.

Laurie Crawford


 You can tell we were comfy temps wise, bright sunshine and lots of shade.

 Plus Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Donkey, my friend Skeeter

 Dogs little and Dogs big... almost every breed was represented. I took 386 photos, look for ALL of them this week..... KIDDING! don't panic, only a few dozen will appear.
MORE PHOTOS ON THE WAY.... are you SHOCKED???

26 comments:

diane b said...

That sure was a successful event . Soooo many dogs. I love dogs. The ones on your post are gorgeous.

SquirrelQueen said...

The dogs are all so cute and it's good to see Skeeter again. This looks like a great event, it's good to hear it was so successful. Thanks for including the Kitty Korner banner, you know I'm a big advocate of TNR.

The Smooch a Pup booth is a cute idea. I'll bet they made a lot of dollars.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

This looks like an amazing event and I am happy to read the amount of money that was raised. Love that Skeeter!

Great pictures, love the moss hanging from the trees, perfect backdrop.

That Rich is one handsome dude!

From the Kitchen said...

What a fantastic event! It breaks my heart to see precious animals in need--but, I feel elated remembering there are so many who care. I hope you got more than one kiss!!

Best,
Bonnie

Pam said...

What a wonderful event to raise not only a whopping $10,000 but also adoption awareness.
Thanks your great post and pics, Sandra.

hugs,
Pam

TexWisGirl said...

sweet little donkey, and love the smooch-a-pooch booth. :) glad it was a success! so much need...

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Neat to have this for so many dogs...really nice

missing moments said...

Love your shots of all the doggies! Keep them coming!

Scott said...

Well you're not called the "Mad Just Looker" are you? Looks like a lot of fun, and the dogs do look so well behaved. My little "chicken little" would be barking her head off and cowering in my wife's arms.

LC said...

Great event! Great post. My fav image so far was black dog and Skeeter checking each other out. Made me chuckle!

SweetMarie said...

What wonderful news! They are all so cute! Especially Skeeter and the black doggy! I would have spent so many dollars to smooch those adorable puppy dogs!

blindpigandtheacorn.com said...

What fun! Love Rudolph : )

Catherine said...

How fun was that?!! I love the donkey. Very cute!

386 photos - my but you are a mad snapper! Haha!

Cute photos!

xo Catherine

Magia da Inês said...

❤ Olá!
º° ♥ Passei para uma visitinha.
Que bacana! Além de ajudar animais em necessidades esses eventos são divertidos, onde encontramos animais lindos e muitos amigos.
Boa semana, amiga!
Beijinhos.
º°❤ Brasil

Remington said...

That is AWESOME! I wish I could have went....

EG Wow said...

Hehehe! You didn't scare me when you said all 386 photos would appear this week. There were so many beautiful and handsome dogs there!

Snapper II said...

You did a fantastic job covering this event. I'm glad to see Rich made it also. He's a hero.

Ann said...

what a success and it looks like so much fun too

Angela said...

That looked really fun Sandra! I can't wait to see more pictures from the event. Did you see any corgi's there?

Chatty Crone said...

I enjoyed that so much! I love seeing pictures from your camera Sandra - just love it.

And it looks like the Canine show was a big success. You went with your friend and met friends there.

The weather looked great! What more can you ask for?

Sandie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Christmas was certainly going to the dogs, Sandra.

Rose said...

Oh, it is a good thing I was not there--I would have wanted to bring home those last two. and would have paid to kiss the pooch too.

Georgia said...

wow! what fun!
looks like a great and successful event for sure.

i really enjoyed seeing your delightful photos, which definitely put a smile on my face.

oh what a cute collie! that photo bring me so many adorable memories...my first dog was a collie, and i had her for fifteen years. her loss is still painful.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

love your dog shots!
they are all so beautiful! keep them coming!

looks like you had a great time and i am glad the event was a success!

Deb said...

Sandra that is just wonderful...I bet you and your friend had a great time...

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Looks like you and Rich had a fun day. Pooch Smooch ... ha ha!