Monday, September 23, 2013

Wet Saturday

Friday night I was so excited for the next day. I was going to have quality time with my best friend in the morning and then late afternoon would attend our annual Canine Companions fundraiser near my house. I woke up Saturday morning to the smell of wet pavement. I knew that it was supposed to rain, but I didn't know that it would look as if I had slept through a down pour. I hoped that the rain would lift up before the end of the day because our event that evening was an outside wine tasting/car show with a concert to end the event.

Fluffy tails out by the pool in the morning

Love my girl. Came over while I was getting ready.

Spunky and I got ready to go spend the morning with my best friend, and one of Spunky's favorite people. We both have good taste in people I guess :). We headed out the door and met up with my friend to get some sushi, head to the store, and then go to the movies!

At the restaurant!

The sky was still dark and gloomy as we walked in to get lunch. When we headed over to the store I could see little rain drops begin to drop on my car windshield. Having an hour to kill before our movie, we walked around the store and checked out the Halloween decorations and costumes. Spunky is such a trooper and wore whatever we put on her. She already has her Halloween costume, but it's always good fun and good tolerance practice for the pups in training. You never know who your dog could potentially go to in the future, so I make sure my pups are ok with wearing whatever I put on them from day one.

Look closely and you can see she is wearing cat ears!

Trick or Treat!

"Mom.. Halo should have been an angel last Halloween!"

 "Time flies when you're having fun", and it was time to head over to the movies. Wind was starting to pick up as we headed to the car and I could tell it wasn't going to be good. I was worried about our event that night that had been planned for so many months and really hoped that the rain would clear up.

When we got to the movies, we were given our 3-D glasses. We headed into the theatre and sat down. For fun I put the glasses on Spunky and she actually stared at the screen during the previews. My friend and I were cracking up. Throughout the movie Spunky was very interested. She was in the "down" position, but watched most of the movie. I don't know if I was more entertained by the movie.. or the fact that Spunky was watching the movie. My first pup Halo didn't have much interest in the movies or tv, but Spunky always seems to keep an eye on the strange screen that has people in it. When the movie was over, we walked out to the lobby only to see rain POURING down outside. It was raining cats and dogs.. and even though we were having a dog event.. we didn't need them falling on our heads. Running out to the car, my friend and I said our goodbyes and my wet dog and I headed home.
Looking good there Spunks

Watching the preview with her glasses on

Rain.. Rain go away.. come again another day!

The weather started to clear up just a bit an hour later and Spunky and I headed down to see how the event was. It was small and just in one section, but people were coming and there were a few oldie cars that did show up, under tents of course. The nice cars aren't used to seeing the rain. Puppy raisers were given a scavenger hunt, where we were timed and had to go around to different store fronts around the area and practice commands. We scored our dogs on how well they did their commands and then turned back in our sheets when we were done. Spunky and I are still awaiting the announcement of the winners.
Puppies in Training France and Spunky

Even through the rain, which cleared up for most of the event, may have changed the expectation of the event, it was still a good time. I got to chat with my fellow puppy raiser friends *aka moms* and have a nice evening. We all headed for dinner as the event was coming to a close and chatted up some more there. Even though the evening didn't go as we all had planned, I still got to enjoy an awesome Saturday filled with friends and laughs.

1 comment:

  1. How fun despite the rain. Spunky watching the movies cracks me up - I can just see it. I wish "this momma" lived closer to hang out on weekends too!! ;)