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We never go anywhere in the summer. Not because we’re lame (though we might be) but because there is nowhere–repeat–nowhere nicer than the Pacific Northwest in summer.
Particularly right here–I have a beach outside my door, parties and barbecues to attend, books to read, friends to see, boating to be done. Summer is here at last.
Post a comment! Where do you love to spend the summer?
Elizabeth, my one and only daughter.
I have the best dad. I know you do, too, but really. I have the best.
SATURDAY JUNE 20!
What’s a WagFest?
WagFest is a fun way to help raise money for special PAWS programs, specifically two new initiatives — PAWS Dog Adoption Days and the PAWS Visiting Therapy Dog program. WagFest is also a celebration of all things dog and great fun for families and their pets!
It is also a shining moment of wish-fulfillment for yrs truly. Why? Because I get to be a celebrity judge at the costume contest. My fellow judges are Rep. Sherry Appleton and famous pet painter, Cynthia Dice. I kid you not. I intend to take my duties very seriously. Barkis is counting on me. I need your advice. What does a celebrity judge wear???
In addition to a 1.5-mile fundraising walk, this benefit event will feature all sorts of doggie demonstrations, activities, vendors, and contests — watch this space for schedules and descriptions as the event draws nearer.
What Will I Do There?
K9 Freestyle Dancing
|1.5 Mile Dog Walk
Rally Obedience Demo
|Canine Good Citizen Test
To join in, see below. To donate to save the animals, go here.
The Microchip clinic will be from 10am – 1pm. $20.00 fee. Why Microchip your pet? Over 127,000 lost pets have been reunited with their owners thanks to microchipping. No method is perfect, but more identification dramatically increases the odds of finding a lost companion.
Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program
The CGC is a certification program designed to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. If your dog can pass the CGC test, you are only 4 exercises away from having a certified Therapy Dog! Read more….
A Canine Good Citizen test will be held at WagFest at 11:00. If you are interested in participating in the test, please contact Judith Bell of BeauJes Dog Training at 360-797-7979 or emailJudith@beaujes.com. We only have room to test 20 dogs at the WagFest so sign up now!
Driving Directions and Parking
Directions – From Highway 305, turn west onto Koura Road, then south (left) on Miller Road. Turn west (right) onto Tolo Road and then turn north (right) on Battle Point Drive. The park will be on your right.
View a Google map of Battle Point Park (11299 Arrow Point Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA)
Parking – Please enter Battle Point Park from the west along Battle Point Road. Follow the road to the eastern side of the park, near the community garden. Parking attendants will indicate where to park.
The Cascade Comets will perform at
WagFest at 1 p.m.
|K9 Freestyle Dancing
See the Emerald City K9 Freestyle Dancers at WagFest.
See more of the Cascade Comets on YouTube.