Sunday, August 10, 2008

Westfest 2008

This weekend was the annual Westfest in the trendy West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Since they have a section just for dogs called Petfest, we decided to check it out. We did go last year, but heard this year was bigger and better, so we were excited! Well, my personal opinion was that it was a bust, and Mom and Dad agreed. There were lots of doggies there, but very little things for dogs to do. They had a few swimming pools for the pooches to cool off in and an optional dog wash section (no thanks, thank goodness Mom had just put on my flea and tick preventative just before we left). Other than that there were a handful of dog store booths, but nothing great. We were all disappointed. Here are few pics we took.

The pool was nice and cool, but I am used to something bigger to swim in, like a lake. He he!
I figured since I couldn't swim in it, I would drink out of it. Ahh, so refreshing!
We met so many dogs, and Mom kept forgetting to take pictures, but she did manage to whip the camera out for this guy. I first walked past and then came in for a closer look. Mango? Mango, is that you?
You sure do look like my relentlessly huge pal, Mango. This guy, while super huge was so nice. Mom loved petting him. He just sat there like a good boy and let Mom pet him and give him a hug.

So, while not a great festival, I did have a good time meeting all of the dogs, Mom bought me a new collar and I got to share Mom's taco with her. Mmmmmmm, yummers! I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm off to catch up on my Olympic coverage.

'Till next time,


happy said...

The pool sounds fun though. It sure is nice to meet some nice friends, isn't it?

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh boy. waterfest sure is fun fun fun

~ Girl girl

Gucci said...

I wanna meet a mango lookalike!!
You're soOo lucky. :]


Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Kirby,
Sorry you didn't enjoy the petfest as much as you'd hoped.
My pinkie's been watching the Olympics too but we're more interested in the pawlimpics.


erin said...

Well that settles it, Kirby. Next year you will just have to come up here to visit me and we can go to Washington Bark Day together. At least you'll go home with a bag full of free goodies. Sound like a good plan?

Molly and Taffy said...

Hello Kirby

What a shame the day out did not live up to your expectations but at least you made a new friend.

Keep cool

Molly and Taffy

Maggie and Mitch said...

It sounds like you had a great time with food and a new collar and meeting new friends!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Niamh said...

Does Mango know some other dog was impersonating him at the petfest? Too bad it wasn't the wonderful event that you were hoping for but any outing that doesn't include a trip to the groomer is fine by me.

Your friend,

Pacco de Mongrel said...

u definately shld suggest them a bigger pool for u

Bogart said...

I thought that was Mango for a minute... I've really gotta get the humans to get me one of those pools. They look like SO MUCH fun :)

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Deetz said...

Wow, he looks just like cool.

Lenny said...

Kirby! Come check out the Pawlimpics today! You are an award winner! Congratulations!

Stanley said...


Glad to see you out and about rockin' it in Chi-town, man. Bummer that the Petfest was a bust, but at least you got to meet Mango's cousin. He looks like a cuddly guy. Any chance you'll be seeing him again for a playdate?

Sorry I haven't been around for awhile, but I'm catching up now on all you've been doing.

Your mama is one special chica in my book if she let you share her taco. Arrrriba!! Viva el taco!!

I also hope to see photos of you rockin' out the new collar. I'm sure you'll be stylin'... you always are!

Goober love & smooches,

Pee Ess
We'll post about Alma's visit sometime soon. My girl says she's been a little busy (read: lazy)!

Bonnie said...

Wow! Kirby, you won GOLD! I just knew you'd be a winner in the swimming competition! You're such a great swimmer. We are all so very proud of you.
Keeley's Grandma

Huskee Boy said...

That 'pool' looked like a little puddle.. Hehehe.. The Mango-look-alike looks very friendly indeed. Well at least you made a new friend.

Willow the Black Dale said...

Kirby you are so right. That big guy does look like Mango! Was he as cool as our pal Mango???

Guess what, one of my brothers (9 week old pup) just moved to Chicago!!! He is a Black Airedale. We are going to visit him in a few months. So maybe we can rock the city when I come.


Mango said...

Little dude, I think that guy was a mini-mastiff, otherwise known as a bull mastiff. Not quite so huge as my handsome self, but still a lot bigger than a black and tan.

Glad you had fun.


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