However, when it comes to dogs, this festival delivers. The delay in posting was due to the time it took to wade through several hundred photos and narrow them down to something reasonable. And then narrow down some more, because 30 photos of dogs might be a tad excessive, even for me. I discovered that my new camera absolutely rocks in terms of catching fast movement, so there were a lot less blurry shots, adding to the difficulty. Herewith some of the best.
Some dogs were really excited to be there
others a touch more hesitant
there were meet and greets
and somewhat more senior gentlemen
also the inexplicable
As usual, the large fountain in the neighbourhood had been converted to Doggy Heaven, complete with balls, frisbees and ducks. This guy was particularly enthusiastic, retrieving duck after duck after duck. I'm pretty sure he was still going by the time the sun set
This one loved the water, as well.
Although the day wasn't too warm, the excitement and energy in the air was enough to make everyone pant (even a few of the humans)
Some were dressed up in snazzy costumes
There was even a two-headed dog!
some of the dogs were truly talented in what they could do with their tongues. This one could lick its eyebrows
And this one could curl it into a roll
Not sure how much of this one was fluff and how much was dog
They ran the gamut from really large
to really small
and all of them were wonderful.