Howdy to May. Last year we had record heat, now we have a record cool spring. If we could just get the normal average temperatures around here I would be happy with that. I have delayed Oliver's summer haircut until it gets much warmer. Well, cold or hot, life goes on and doggie happy hours have begun at the Hotel Monaco (tuesday and thursday evenings). Just a reminder- they have two-dollar beers and free dog treats. Ok, another fun month ahead...
Saturday, May 4th. The 26th annual Pet Fiesta at the Reston Town Center. Starts with a fundraising dog walk at 10 am, then the event includes music, entertainment, exhibitors, a dog fashion show, etc. Put on by GoodDogz.org.
Friday thru Sunday, May 10-12. The Grapehound Wine Tour near Leesburg, Virginia. 3 days of wine tours with dogs.
Saturday, May 11th. The 18th annual Walk for the Animals put on by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. 8:30 registration and 9:30 start at Bluemont Park.
Saturday, May 11th. Pups in the Park at Nationals Park. 4:05 game time vs the Chicago Cubs. As of May 2nd, the event is sold out in the dog section. Next canine game is June 9th.
Saturday, May 18th. The Potomac Riverboat Company is offering the popular Canine Cruise again, but with a few changes. Limited cruise dates on Thursdays and a few on Saturday mornings. Info is on their website. The first two cruises this year are on May 18th at 9 am and 10 am with a mutts and mimosas theme. I will be there with Oliver.
Thursday, May 23rd. Bow Wow Luau. This is the event you all have been waiting for. It is a Hawaiian party with your dog at the Hotel Monaco's doggie happy hour. There will be a costume contest with prizes, drink specials, and dog treats from Barkley Square. The event is a fundraiser for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Leis will be $5 each and 3 for $10, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Be there- Aloha! Sponsored by yours truly- the Canine Wingman Company. I will send out another email before the event. Pray for good weather!
Monday, May 27th. The federal holiday of Memorial Day began as Decoration Day after the Civil War. It is to honor the men and women who have died for our country. God Bless our troops.
Saturday, June 8th. The 26th annual Bark Ball in DC will be held at the Washington Hilton. Yes, Oliver has a tux. This is a formal event with dogs, and raises money for the Washington Humane Society.
Fun dog video of the month. It is a feel good video for animal lovers in general. Anyone who has multiple animal species in their house can relate. This video and her others are a big hit on Youtube. Click here.
Past Events. The Pasta for Pets event on April 20th at the historic Eastern Market in DC was sold out and raised $10,500 for the Washington Animal Rescue League. Below are pictures from two fun events in April. On April 27th was the 6th annual Gadsby's Tavern Dog Contest. 20 dogs entered for a chance to represent the Gadsby Tavern Museum Society for the year. I am proud to say that Oliver got 2nd Place, an American Foxhound named Charlie was the top dog. There is a front page article of the event and a picture of Oliver with me in the Alexandria Gazette- click here. Also pictured below, on April 14th was the Pups in the Park event at Nationals Park. Before the game was the once a year pup parade, with 500 dogs walking around the warning track inside the stadium.
Finally, the Washington Humane Society is having a cover dog contest in association with NovaDog magazine. Please vote for Oliver on Facebook if you have time, I think he deserves to be on the cover of many magazines. Click here.
Dogs Rule! Randy and Oliver www.CanineWingman.com
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