I didn't go to the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous Live Show today!Instead, Nate, Ryan, James, Rasko, Darcy and I attended the fifth annual Festival of the Bastardino-A Celebration of Mixed Heritage Dogs at Pirate's Cove Aquatic Center and Belleview Park in Englewood, Colorado. Although we arrived early, the pool was already filled with dogs.
There were small dogs,
and dogs dressed like sharks.
There was also one dog that looked so much like my beloved Abbie that it made my heart hurt.
At first Darcy wasn't sure she wanted to get into the pool.
"This is weird, Mama."
Eventually, however, she relaxed...
and started having fun.Jumping for joy.
She made lots of friends...
and ran at least a dozen laps around the pool!
When she finally ran out of energy...we headed over to the park to visit all the doggie vendor booths.
Darcy had a great time trying out the agility equipment.
This dog is a jumper.
Our last stop was the Good Times booth where we picked up a free Pawbender.
Nom, nom, nom!
As much as I would have loved to have spent the day playing model horses with my friends in Grand Lake, I think I made the right decision. What a fun day!