I didn’t get to go AGAIN

First things first! Please send some POTP to Digger, my doxie cousin, who suffered through emergency surgery yesterday in Oregon.



This is getting to be a habit with Him. Friday was “Take Your Dog to Work Day”. I didn’t get to go where he works on Friday. I didn’t get to go where He works today-I had to look at the pictures and listen to the descriptions. It was “Bark in the Park” day at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix when fans could bring their dogs to the ball game (reservations required). There was a line up to start

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There were plenty of dogs-the Goldens had a convention


There was even a Corgi for Rachel at My Kid Has Paws.


But the rest of us weren’t represented very well. This is the first one that I’ve heard of that didn’t have even one Westie. There were a few Yorkies and I thought they were going to have to represent the terriers by default


The dogs got to go on the field (there were peeps with scoops ready for anything but one reported not much business this time.


Now for the good news – Since there were no Scotties, Westies, Cairns, Airedales at all-I found a good representative of the terrier group AND he has a beard! Meet Quinn

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He’s a Kerry Blue Terrier from Phoenix.


Now for the funny stuff. Here’s a picture that’s appeared before but not all have seen it. It’s from 2012.


And for the “What was the human thinking or were they even thinking” department:



It They did that to me, I’d be all red from the embarrassment and I’d be hollering for a cone of shame to hide my face.


About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

52 comments on “I didn’t get to go AGAIN

  1. If I had a white dog, you can bet we’d have a matching stripe of hair!

    That being said that looks like it was a lot of fun, I wonder if any baseball teams near me do that.

  2. Best wishes to Digger for a fast and full recovery and we’re jealous of the Bark in the Park activity – looks to have been great fun!

  3. Sending POTP to Digger. Your peeps should be ashamed they did take you or anyone from your crew. I think you should pee on something special of theirs.

    Aroo to you,

    • Not a good idea. They have nothing special left that hasn’t been “christened”, chewed or destuffed. We 3 have been busy. I’ll have to think of something punishing. Maybe during their next dinner with guests, I could make my contribution to the event with a dead bird for dessert?

  4. 1) What does POTP stand for?

    2) Are you sure you want to be represented by a dog whose busy tail grows on his face? I think your beard is more dignified.

    3) That 2012 picture is a gem

    4) Is the pink thing worse or clip on earrings on your ears worse? http://instagram.com/p/pZmzlDpFOX/

    • 1) Power of the Paw. The positive vibes from a bunch of pets and pet peeps send out healing signals to the sick and injured.

      2) Kerry Blue terriers are really good people. It’s the humans who cut them that way-if you had one, nobody forces you to have that cut. Thank you for appreciating my beard. The beards serve a useful purpose (besides hiding food in them for later consumption). Terriers are bred to “go to ground” to get vermin and will dig out rodents and other creatures who (in the old days) would decimate the grain in storage and the terriers were bred to do this independent of human direction. “Set it and forget it”. The beards protected the face when going into those holes.

      3) Yes. I forgot to give credit to Michael Chow of the Arizona Republic (Arizona’s largest newspaper) for taking it and letting me use it. He sits next to Him at His work.

      4) The clip on earrings can be clipped off in a few seconds. The pink dye can only be clipped off leaving a bare path down the back. Come to think of it, that would be an improvement.

  5. Oh, tell Digger I am sendin’ healin’ vibes and tons of POTP!! and some {{{hugs}}} for his peeps.
    That Kerry Blue is beautifuls!!! I’ve never seen on in the furs, butts they are one of Ma’s favorite terriers…okays, ALL terriers are Ma’s favorite..shhhh.
    Well, I sure hopes you three are gettin’ some doggie revenge on the peeps for leavin’ you all at home! Think of somethin’ good…
    Ruby β™₯

  6. WOW!!! thats alls I can say bol
    Paws crossed for Digger here.


  7. The terrier is under represented – not cool, not cool at all. You gals should’ve been there but I guess they have rules, blah, blah, blah… and that poor doggie with the pink stripe – Really??? Now that’s seriously not cool.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  8. Sending Digger POTP!

    And wut da woof??? No westies or Scotties?? Well, den it are not a pawty. Bet I’d be great at a baseball game, I always bark da kidses playin baseyball in da park, so I’s already got da hecklin part down.

  9. I send a big bucket full of healing power to Digger, I hope the surgery was successful and he feels better soon.
    Maybe the Terriers skipped this event because they are more interested in scottish or british sports? The “bench sitter” is priceless :o) and I think the owner of this white pup should get the same hair style as a punishment.

  10. We are sorry to hear that Digger is unwell – we will keep our paws crossed that he makes a speedy recovery.
    Now, was it just you who didn’t get to go to work or Bark in the Park or did all three of you not get to go?
    Wally & Sammy

  11. Digger….you’re in Our thoughts. Hope all turns out well.

    It’s not fair that you didn’t get to go. We’ll have to figure something out to get you there next time. Hey….did you catch my Silent Sunday? I broke the news to Sniglet about us. She’s cool. Whew!

    AROOOOOOO! Stuart

  12. Prayers for Digger. Awww to all the rest of the cuite pies. I linked this to my Awww Mondays post.

    Have a woof woof day. πŸ™‚

  13. I don’t know any team that has pink as their color. Maybe that dog was at the wrong event. We love events that allow me to go.
    Sweet William The Scot

  14. Awesome shots! We’ve been to bark in the park games before and they are absolutely the best. The crowd loves it.

  15. Sending hugs and POTP to Digger. Sorry you didn’t get to enjoy Bark in the Park. Out weekend was a wash. It rained buckets. Spent the weekend being couchdogs.

  16. Digger’s got our POTP. Sorry we weren’t around earlier, but Blogger is being a bugger.

    We CANNOT BELIEVE that you didn’t get to go AGAIN! We think you should call the ASPCA or something!!

  17. Lilly thought the only place for a dog bed is on the field, what do you think?

  18. Can’t believe you didn’t get to go! Peeps are meanies

  19. Corgi’s just for me!!?? We love it! Thank you so much!

  20. Also, thoughts and prayers for Digger!

  21. What fun photos! Love the German Shorthair on the bench πŸ™‚ We Great Danes sit like that on everything. We don’t like our tender little butts to touch the ground if possible.

    How nice to live where there are dog events like that!

    β™₯ Behr Behr πŸ™‚

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