Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to the shelter dogs

Since I promised Lamar no more foster dogs for a while, I have been making an effort to spend all kinds of quality time with shelter dogs in other ways. This past weekend, I took two Washington Humane Society dogs who are in boarding at a doggie daycare to the Silver Spring Thanksgiving parade. 

Candy is a 10 year old puperoo who still has a lot of energy and spunk. Cub is a 7 year old beagle mix man who just loves people and is sweet and gregarious.  

They loved coming out and meeting all sorts of people, 


getting really good scratches, 

smelling the flowers, 

enjoying each others company,

and seeing the parade.

There was another foster dog named Gus there, who just showed up on the porch of the people who are now fostering him.

 Looks like Fozzie! 

I live in a neighborhood that is very multicultural, and at events like this I realize that just about every country of Latin America is well-represented here.

There were Bolivian dancers, Ecuadorian, Peruvian, 

others I don't know. I love that.

After the parade, I brought the pups home to meet Fozzie and co., and then over to my sister's house to meet Genghis. 

They seemed like they were in heaven being outside in the sun and nature, and they were not the only ones enjoying themselves. 

These guys live in a doggie daycare, so I wasn't surprised they did just fine with new dogs. 

Genghis can be a bit intimidating, but he likes most other dogs and once everyone loosens up they have a blast. 

These pups started to look like they could imagine sticking around, and my sister and I were starting to feel the same way.

But no, gotta be disciplined! Back to the daycare for Cub and Candy, and Fozzie and I took a nice little walk along the Anacostia River. 

We are off to New York to spend Thanksgiving with my parents! I am hoping my mom will make her nutty, hearty, crunchy meatless meatballs.

This will be Fozzie's first trip to the big city, and I am fully prepared for him to be absolutely overwhelmed, nutty, impulsive, and impossible amid all the sights, sounds, and stimulation.

Especially if we see the pot-bellied pig!


  1. Thanks for sharing that great day out - looks like everyone was enjoying themselves peeps and dogs together :-) Love the pot-bellied pig too. Enjoy your time in New York - woofs and licks from Magic xx

  2. How fun. I love parades. We have one coming up, the Reindog parade, the first Saturday in December. Can't wait to hear about your Thanksgiving adventures and hope Fozzie does well.

  3. How wonderful for those dogs to get out and about - that's a great thing you did for them!

  4. That's a great gift you gave Candy and Cub. And looks like you had a pretty good time. Your parade looked awesome and i'm very jealous!

    Hope you enjoy a lovely holiday with your parents.

    BTW, did you see this recipe on NPR?

    I'm sorry I'm not cooking because it looks delicious.

  5. I wish I lived in your neighbourhood! It looks so exciting! plus I could practice my Spanish LOL. Have a lovely trip. Can't wait to see pics of Fozzie and the pig. I remember him. Those "pups" you took out looked so happy. It must have been hard returning them. Maybe one day soon... X

  6. Have a great time in the big city! THat was a fun outing for those shelter dogs, they looked like they really wanted to stay!

  7. What a nice outing - and such cuties! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

  8. What a wonderful way to spend your time with the shelter pups! I'll be they really enjoyed it.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Wishing you a delightful time in NY :)

    Waggin at ya,

  10. These look like two very sweet loveable pups. I hope they find the best forever home ASAP. Bless you for giving them a wwonderful day out.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you and how thoughtful of you to spend the day with the shelter dogs.

    Bert and My Vickie

  12. What a great way to spend your Thanksgiving!
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  13. During our foster break we've actually been scaling back on volunteering which always makes me feel guilty but I know our pups are pleased to have the attention. I truly cherish the volunteer work that I do, however. You do so much, I think that's awesome.
    That pig picture is hilarious!


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