Archive for April, 2009
We had a lot of fun today at our Springy Spaniel Breed Day play group! Sadie the cocker spaniel was full of energy, while Maggie the springer spaniel proved she is the prettiest flower ever. Sweet Brandy the Brittany bonded with her spaniel friends on the futon. We aren’t exactly sure of Ferris’ heritage, but he sure fit in with this springy group!
Join us this Saturday from 9:00am – 4:00pm for a full day of four-legged fun at the Reston Town Center.
Pet Fiesta is one of the biggest pet festivals in the area every year and it certainly won’t disappoint in 2009.
The event is kicked off by the Tails on Trails Dog Walk. Saturday should be a great day for a walk along the W&OD trail and your registration fee will go towards homeless dogs seeking their forever homes.
After the walk there’s a great schedule of events:
- 10 am – 4 pm
70+ pet-related businesses, rescues & groups
Super Pet Adoption
On-site adoptions of dogs, cats, & pocket pets
Face Painting – $5 cash only
Caricatures – $10 cash only
Proceeds benefit GoodDogz.org & Reston Dogs
Pet Resource Center
- 10 am – 1 pm
Paws-itively Fun Pet Contest Registration
$10 each, proceeds benefit Reston Dogs
Best Dressed, Best Trick, Fastest Frosty Paws™ Eater
Freddie and Lewie are sweet, almost 2 year old mixes that attend Dogtopia of Tysons AND Dogtopia of White Flint regularly. They like to spread their joy over two stores and we’re so lucky to have them!
- Both have been attending since they were puppies, but these siblings have a very unique tale. Though they are from the same litter, Lewie was adopted first. Freddie joined the family after a first adoption didn’t go as planned.
- We think having an adoption fall through is quite sad, but it has certainly worked out for the best! There’s a dog named Bo laying in the oval office right now who’d probably agree that 2nd homes are awesome!!
- We have lots of siblings that come to play with us, but Freddie and Lewie are the closest. They are best buds and can often be found running around The Gym playing tag.
- They both have lovely “singing” voices. When something exciting is going on they hit those high notes like Mariah Carey!
Traveling with your pet can be an awesome experience and many of us would like to do it more, but the thought of having our beloved dog treated like luggage is simply frightening.
Enter Pet Airways!
It’s an airline just for pets! They fly in the cabin, instead of beneath the plane, receive a chance to “go” just before the flight and are checked on regularly during the flight.
They are taking reservations now, with flights beginning in July to/from DC, Chicago, NY, Denver and Los Angeles.
It will be hard to beat our last Breed Day… St Patty’s Irish and Redheads Day… but we think the Spaniels can do it!
Tuesday, April 28th is Springy Spaniels Day!
Cockers, Cavaliers, Brittanys and English Springers – it’ll be your time to shine!
Remember, everyone will participate in a special play session with their “cousins” and go home with a fun photo collage of the day.
Yesterday, we spent the morning out at Baron Cameron Park, replanting a flowerbed that hadn’t been tended to in some time.
The bed is right at the entrance to the park and backs up to the dog park there, so we were really pleased to “beautify” it!