Saturday, June 12, 2010

Yappy Hour

When the chauffeur invited Abby, Bella and I to jump in the car, taking along towels and a cooler of pop, we knew it was going to be something fun.   It was a stormy evening, so we did not know if we were going to go for a walk in the rain or if we were going to a swim place. 

It was Yappy Hour at the City Bark, a fun and fund raiser for Safe Harbor Lab Rescue and Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies.  The City Bark Doggie Day Care Center (2000 West 8th, Denver, CO) has a large site with ample room for ball chasing and a real swimming pool for our enjoyment.   After having a party at this day care, we might not mind going to day care some day.

We had close to 100 humans, and probably more dogs.   We ran, we played, we stole food from the food tent, and we swam.   Boy did we swim.  Half way into the evening it started raining heavy, but no one noticed.   The humans did not know if it had started raining or if it was another wet dog shaking near by.    They served hot dogs, salad, desert, beer and soda to the humans and the faster dogs.  I was too busy swimming to get in on the spilled food action.   

I ended up getting put into time out.   I was playing so hard jumping in and out of the pool that I tore my toe nails and started tracking blood around.   The staff was there with styptic powder to take care of the bleeding, then they put me in a small room so I would not re-injure myself.   

Abby was the star of the show, she jumped in the pool, then went to the entrance to welcome people with a genuine shower of Golden Love, then she repeated the wash cycle.   Her motto was "Let no human go dry".   She made friends with a lot of new people, including several that were at the event to find a homeless dog to adopt.  

Abby, Bella and I slept all the way home, we had dinner, then went to sleep again.   It was a very exciting end to a boring, rainy day.   We are still napping Saturday afternoon.  

We took photos, but the camera did not make it home with us, so we will pick up the camera and post a photo or two later.   Thanks again to City Bark, for helping two rescue organizations raise money and for letting 100 dogs have a great time.

 Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Well, that just sounds like too much fun! I hope you didn't drink too much beer before you got into the pool! :)

  2. We cannot wait to see all of the wonderful photos! We are so furry sorry that you hurt your foots. Hope they are mucho better right now!

  3. How fun!!! Second life beats heck out of first life, for sure!!! And I can't wait to see the pitchers!!!

    wif love from the Luke

  4. How much fun was that. What a great occasion.
    Mogley, take it easy and take care of those toe nails.

    Hamish & Sophie

  5. How GREAT!

    My Belgian Tervuren Pal Brice in MN goes to khanine khare that has a pool - he has a blast there!

    I khan't wait to see pikhs and read more about it!


  6. Mogley, how much fun can a dog have without saying it was too much fun? You sure have wonderful bi-peds to take you to all those fun parties. We are looking forward to the pictures.

    We hope your foot is alright by now.

    Earnhardt, Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.