We had a very busy couple of days last weekend. Both a niece and nephew both turned two, and we attended parties for both. We managed to stick in a couple of doggie activities too.
Saturday was the Fredericksburg Dog Mart. It is America’s oldest continuous dog event at 311 years old. They start off with a reenactment of the settlers trading hunting dogs with the Native Americans.We set up the VAGA booth at the cow barn. This is right next to where we were at the Fredericksburg Fair. We did the initial setup, and Doreen and her kids came for the second shift. We had volunteers coming and going throughout the day.It may have started out as an actual dog mart (someone actually did show up with some coonhounds in the back of their pickup looking to trade), but now it is more of a rescue and adoption-oriented event. Many doggie rescue groups were out to spread the word.Everyone should have their dog license and rabies tags.Meeting up with a distant cousin. I think an Irish Wolfhound would fit nicely into our lazy pack.On Sunday, we attended the doggie parade at the Fredericksburg Dog Festival. This is the best shot I could get while walking with three dogs. Hero won for best costume in his division. Check out the article in our local paper.