April 13, 2010

retrievers in tutus make me happy

...but not as happy as ginormous basset-wiener dogs jumping over styrofoam.

The Surry Hills dog showcase, as part of the Surry Hills Festival, should not be missed. Bright and early Saturday morning all the neighborhood pooches got together and strutted their stuff. It was awesome. There was a little-sized dog race, a medium-sized dog race, and a large-sized dog race (where the greyhounds obstinately showed they were retired).

Then they had an obstacle race where the dogs had to jump over "hurdles". The crowd favourites, a golden retriever and a super large basset hound, stole the show as they simply didn't understand why their owners would want them to step over some styrofoam. The retriever finally exhausted from trying to figure it all out just laid down on the course lapping up all the applause.

I want a dog now. Vincent's mean though and won't let me have one.

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