Saturday, May 14, 2011

• Pups in the Ball Park

Major league baseball is going to the dogs—literally.Today the Washington Nationals hosted Pups in the Park. My friend Kathleen Ridgely, her best girl Gigi, a Jack Rusell/Beagle mix, and her sisters dog, Petie, a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix, took in the game. I asked Kathleen to write about the experience.

“Pups in the Park provided a great venue for dog lovers and dogs,” reported Kathleen. “Dogs met and played in a designated area. The park created a temporary lawn for pups to ‘get the business’ done between innings. Dogs even had their own seats! I was surprised that with the number of dogs, that everyone got along. Dogs really can go places with their families and blend in with the crowd!

“Gigi and Petie had a great time. They grabbed a couple bites of hot dog and are in for a good night's rest. I would definitely recommend Pups in the Park to anyone looking to have a good time for the whole family, including the waggy-tailed ones!”

The Washington Nationals offer two more Pups in the Park dates in 2011: Saturday, July 9, and Saturday, September 24. Owner tickets are $20 and a dog ticket is $5. One hundred percent of your dog’s ticket price goes to the Washington Humane Society.

For those not in D.C., here's a list of MLB 2011 "Dog Days" events in participating cities, courtesy of Paw Nation.

P.S. Kathleen, many thanks for the write-up and to you and fiancé, Ed Negron, for photos. Hey—is there a flower girl costume in Gigi's future?

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