Saturday, February 06, 2010

Woo Doggies!! The Cactus Cairn Round-Up

Woo Doggies!! Annie, Murphy and I attended The Cactus Cairn Round-Up in Cave Creek, AZ on Saturday Feb. 6Th. at the beautiful home of Allan and Florence.

Here's the views from their back patio.

There were probably 20 or so pooches - mostly Cairns who were one way or another connected to the wonderful Colonel Potter Cairn Rescue Network. Also in attendance was my Westie, Murphy, 3 Schnauzers and one Australian Terrier.

There was a lot of sniffing and frolicking going on!!!


Tony was very popular with most of the dogues, especially my little Annie who wanted Tony's water bottle.

He wasn't handing it over so Annie thought she could just jump up and take it.

She almost made it!!

When lunch time came for the humans, the canines happily retreated (hahahaha!!) to exercise pens and crates for some quiet time (hahahaha!)

Murphy and Annie are there on the left. Annie spent most of the time trying to figure out how to escape.

After lunch there was lots more sniffing and frolicking.

This is George, the youngest at only 8 months old.

Murphy is wondering where the rest of the Westies are hanging out. He says there's just too many of those crazy corn dogs, er, Cairn dogs!!

Starry Night and Annie are sharing secrets.

Karen and Tony, Annie's Foster Mom and Dad, give a grooming demonstration on their little adoptee Bree. The proper way to groom Cairns is by "hand stripping" their coat. I bought two little hand stripping tools, called McClellans. Annie loves it (hahahaha!!).

After the grooming demo it was time for the costume parade.

Here's Molly (I think) sporting a cool Valentine Day dress.

A few friends are checking out Annie's stylish dress.

Here's Andy looking very dapper and tropical. ALOHA!!!

Here's McDuffy looking like Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean.

There's a glimpse of Bree the Mermaid on the right, and Starry Night the Scottish lass on the left.

Annie in her very stylish "Born With Style" dress. It was Christmas gift from her niece, Torey.

Starry Night in her Scottish Kilt outfit, complete with a bagpipe and tam. There's Bree's Mermaid tail again.

After the costume parade, it was time for the wienie dunk contest.

McDuffy is going to demonstrate how it's done. But first he wonders why he has to work so hard for wienies when it would be so much easier to just get them out of the bag.

I think this is Andy

This is Bree.

Murphy didn't quite get the hang of putting his nose under water.

Annie tied for first place with Andy. Notice the air bubbles coming out of Annie's nose. She didn't let a little water get in the way of eating her wienies.

The wienie dunk sure got everyone's attention.

Shortly after the wienie dunk the party came to an end. Everyone left with great memories and hopes of meeting up again next year for another great time of sniffing and frolicking with old, and new friends. WOOF!!

PS I apologize for any misnamed or mistaken gender reporting.


At 7:08 PM, Blogger Diana said...

OMG, that looks like soooo much fun! I really like the last picture - it's hard to believe that they could all be so calm around so many other dogs.

At 7:15 PM, Blogger Ted and Mary Ellen said...

What fun!!! I bet the humans AND the canines slept well that night. The weinie dunk is sure cute. Maybe we should try it up here. Where did all the crates come from???

At 8:03 AM, Blogger sally said...

ME, I know my household slept well that night.

The crates and pens were brought by the attendees. There were extras and we all shared.

At 3:58 PM, Blogger angelscairns said...

Great write-up and great pics! Love the last one with everyone gathered around the ex-pen.


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