Reality is the playground of the unimaginative
Home Of Superheroes, Spectres, Spooks, Supernatural, and Star Stuff

Monday, 21 September 2015

Puppies To The Right Of Them, Puppies To The Left Of Them...


Our jam-packed weekend of fun began on Saturday with a visit to Paws In The Park (held at Detling), a mahoosive, fun dog show and the first of its kind that we've taken Alice to.

Pretty much every attendee - or family unit - had at least one dog with them (we met one lady who'd come with 10!) of all shapes and sizes.

It was all a bit overwhelming for little Alice to start with, meaning she was turning her nose up at the many free sample snacks she was offered because there was so much else going on for her to look at (and sniff).


We watched a number of skills demonstrations, talked to loads of people, got Alice a new harness (and a couple of T-shirts, one an FBI one to match my raincoat and the other a Superman shirt) and a bag full of various snacks and chews.

Quite a bit of time was spent around the Aqua-Zone, but given that Alice never particularly liked standing in the paddling pool we got during this summer's short heat wave there was no way we were going to make her "have a go" at any of the various water-based events.

You can see more pictures of our day over on Alice's Facebook page.

We slept well Saturday night and then on Sunday heading to Chatham Historic Dockyard for the Salute To The '40s, not only Rachel's favourite event of the year but also the first event we ever took Alice to last year.


Because there were fewer dogs at this event, Alice got a lot of attention. We did meet a dog in costume though and Rachel has 'threatened' Alice that she might get costumed up for next year's show!

As you can see in the picture below, Rachel dressed for the occasion and we're now on the look-out for an outfit for me. I have some ideas (with the top of the list being Jake Cutter from Tales Of The Gold Monkey or Oddball from Kelly's Heroes), but we'll have to see how that goes.


As ever, the event was a wonderful medley of vintage music, wartime vehicles, living history etc.

The layout had been rethought since our last visit, not only giving visitors more room but also allowing for more displays.

The Spirit Of Kent - the county's Spitfire - gave us a flypast, which always goes down well.

This year the musical finale was kicked off with speeches by re-enactors as Winston Churchill and King George VI, which I thought was a nice touch.

3 comments:

  1. Very cool, Tim. Very cool indeed. I love that she wasn't interested in the treats because there was too much going on. And her dressed up is pretty darn good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. PS: When you get time, please come by my page today. Bug is with us four years to this day. So much fun, having dogs.

      Delete
    2. Not sure how "dressed up" we'd be able to get Alice!!! She's okay with sleeveless T-shirts, but doesn't go for anything with arms and legs. She certainly wouldn't be interested in wearing anything like the little overalls the other dog pictured above is wearing :)

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tags

10th Doctor (186) 11th Doctor (210) 12 monkeys (3) 12th Doctor (58) 1st Doctor (74) 2000AD (53) 2nd Doctor (58) 3rd Doctor (62) 4e (43) 4th Doctor (97) 50th birthday (8) 5e (14) 5th Doctor (58) 6th Doctor (51) 7th Doctor (62) 7th Voyage (5) 7TV (21) 8th Doctor (39) 9th Doctor (48) A41 (15) Aaron Allston (7) abney park (17) academy of heroes (10) Acrobatic Flea (40) action figure archive (10) action figures (124) Adam Buxton (9) addams family (18) adventure time (12) agent 47 (4) Agent Carter (64) AHS (10) airship 27 (1) alcatraz (4) alec (47) alice (81) all out war (1) almost human (5) alphas (18) amazon streaming (21) American Gods (3) Amy Dallen (22) Ancient Aliens (24) anime (53) anniversary hop (35) ant (1) ant-man (44) Apama (4) aquaman (34) arduin (42) arrival (1) arrow (142) arrowstorm (37) artist appreciation (52) assassin's creed (1) AT-43 (21) atlantis (22) atticus institute (1) audio (224) auton (9) Avengers (250) Aviator (12) Axanar (8) Babylon 5 (21) babymetal (16) baking (8) band maid (4) banshee (14) Barack Obama (15) barney (38) bates motel (13) batgirl (10) bathroom watch (8) batman (402) Battlefield Evolution (8) Battlestar Galactica (81) Beacon Point (4) bedlam (7) beowulf (6) bettany (10) big hero 6 (4) biggles (1) Bill Willingham (11) birthday (50) black guardian (3) black hood (3) black panther (17) black sails (33) blackest night (28) Blackmoor (16) blade runner (21) Blair Witch (22) Blake's 7 (21) BMG (9) boardgame (64) BoL (5) book (805) book of the month (61) borgias (7) boston legal (5) bottom of the pile (24) bournemouth (27) brave (8) breaking bad (8) brothers barbarian (1) BtM (25) BTTF (4) BtW (13) Buck Rogers (17) buffy (206) buffy campaign notes (4) Bukowski (9) C and C (75) c and t (90) Call Of Cthulhu (107) calvin and hobbes (10) Caper (10) Captain America (270) captain britain (20) captain marvel (5) cara (2) carcosa (9) card game (18) carnacki (1) Carnivàle (1) castle (13) cataracts (5) cathryn (4) cats (5) charity (2) Charlie's Angels (7) charmed (28) chin scratcher (27) China (83) chitty (1) Chris Hadfield (8) christmas (275) christmas village (2) Cidri (127) clangers (1) clare (213) Class (1) clone wars (48) clovenstone (16) cloverfield (9) clown (19) cody deal (3) CoE (12) Coggershall (15) colin (3) colliders (3) colour out of space (8) comics (1866) community table (13) competition (48) computer (78) Conan (122) constantine (47) cool website (3285) copper (4) Cortex (10) cosplay (91) cosplay goddess (8) creepypasta (6) Crime Nation (1) crimson peak (6) crossbones (1) Cyberman (49) D and D (715) da vinci (22) dad's army (3) dalek (154) damage control (1) damien (4) Dan Abnett (10) dan dare (5) daredevil (103) dark matter (2) Darkseid (16) David Bowie (18) DCC (3) de strange (1) deadlands (13) deadpool (19) Deathstalker (17) Deathstalker Week (6) decorating (83) defenders (18) defiance (19) dejah thoris (8) demons (12) desolation (2) devo (2) Dexter (18) Dick Garrison (7) Dickensian (15) dilbert (3) dining room watch (5) dinosaur (67) disney (134) doc savage (26) doctor steel (1) Doctor Who Skirmish (3) dollhouse (17) dolls house (29) dominion (3) doom patrol (9) Dorian Gray (14) Dr Horrible (19) Dr Strange (71) Dr Who (1093) DR WHO RPG (141) draconians (8) Dracula (51) dragon age (6) dragon warriors (2) dragonlance (14) Dresden Files (58) dune (2) dungeon bastard (67) dvd (1134) dvd of the week (368) e-space (4) EAP (5) eBay (139) Egypt (31) Elementals (6) elm street (35) Elric (37) enormous (2) episode VII (50) episode VIII (2) equipment (2) ercia (3) erica (36) eureka (7) eurovision (13) Evil Dead (35) EWDG (2) exorcist (26) Facebook (287) faction paradox (13) FAL (1) falling skies (1) Fantastic Four (179) Fantazia (6) farscape (5) FCBD (24) FDTD (10) felicia day (21) FEMM (8) FFL (1) fiction (4) film (3182) film night (33) Firefly (72) firestorm (32) flash (261) Flash Gordon (39) flashback (746) fleamarket friday (529) fleapit (73) Flintloque (6) fmj (10) FoG (14) Formula De (23) foxy friday (5) France (30) Frankenstein (30) fringe (45) fu manchu (1) funky dice (13) funny (1130) GAFDOZ (37) gal gadot (10) galavant (1) game of thrones (300) gamesroom (122) garden watch (33) geek god (5) geek pin-up (126) Gen Con (46) generator (8) GFT (16) ghost (182) ghost in the shell (4) Ghost Rider (8) ghostbusters (60) Gillian Hills (3) glee (36) godzilla (15) googleplus (46) Gor (8) Gotham (57) Grant Morrison (44) green hornet (4) Green Inferno (17) green lantern (139) greywulf (9) grimm (19) grindhouse (10) growler (1) Guardians (143) Guardians RPG (9) gublin (15) guest post (9) gunther (2) hack slash (23) Hackmaster (31) halloween (155) hammer glamour week (8) hangman (1) Hannah Spearritt (7) hannibal (37) Harley Quinn (40) Harry Potter (53) harryhausen (41) Hattie Watson (5) Haunted Mansion (2) Hawk The Slayer (67) Hawkeye (46) Hawkgirl (12) hawkman (19) health (200) helix (7) Hercules (26) hero kids (15) Heroes (61) HeroPress (654) Hertsmonceux Castle (8) Hever (8) HEX (105) HEX campaign notes (6) hey kids (4) HHGTTG (36) HIMYM (20) hobomancer (1) holiday (30) Hollyoaks (15) hollywood me (3) hook (3) hornets' nest (5) horror (1185) houdini & doyle (1) houserules (54) HOW (172) HOW spell (6) HOW treasure (4) howard the duck (11) hrumph (2) hulk (106) hunger games (12) Hunter S Thompson (6) ice warriors (9) ICONS (75) ID4 (14) IHMN (2) illuminati (3) ilyat (2) Immortal Iron Fist (30) immortals (1) indiana jones (66) ingrid pitt week (7) inhumans (46) interview (41) into the odd (5) IRBKM (74) iron man (199) Ironclad (7) irrepressible (1) iTunes (38) izombie (7) Jack Herman (55) james bond (74) James Purefoy (8) Japan (145) Jason Statham (4) Jason Voorhees (23) jason xmas (11) Jeff Dee (68) jekyll and hyde (8) jeni (10) jericho (1) Jessica Alba (4) jessica jones (44) JLC (25) jody mills (8) joe gilgun (5) John Carrigan (5) john carter (51) john carter RPG (4) John Wick (2) Josh Trank (10) Josie and The Pussycats (4) Joss Whedon (67) JSA (7) Judge Dredd (53) Judges Guild (9) judoon (21) jungle book (2) justice league (107) K9 (73) Kai (8) Karen Gillan (45) keira knightley (21) kevin (105) Kevin Bacon (15) key to time (7) KFC (3) Kickstarter (333) killjoys (2) king kong (11) kitchen watch (17) Klingon (15) Knight City (102) Knightmare (7) knights of badassdom (6) kom (11) KOTDT (55) Krampus (6) Kree (12) krod mandoon (6) labyrinth lord (49) Lady GaGa (7) larp (33) Lauren Cohan (4) Legends of Tomorrow (33) legion (1) LEGO (21) leverage (17) Life on Mars (13) limitless (6) LoA (33) lodoss (8) Lois Lane (30) Lost (102) LotFP (28) LOTR (165) LoTS (23) lou (5) lounge watch (11) love and rockets (2) Lovecraft (281) LSH (50) lucy (5) luke cage (52) Lulu (41) mack bolan (6) mad max (22) Maelstrom (3) magazine (238) Maleficent (13) man in the high castle (1) mapamonday (100) Mars (106) Mars Attacks (15) Mars McCoy (1) marvel rpg (5) mary poppins (1) Matrix (25) matt (19) max neptune (12) megan fox (24) melin (1) meredith (93) merlin (191) Merlins Miscellany (15) MG (3) midale (12) mike the knight (1) Military Odyssey (8) mindprobe (9) miracleman (3) Misfits (26) miss peregrine (2) misty (1) mob city (1) Moby Dick (6) MoC (11) model train (28) model village (1) mojo (2) monkey (118) monster (529) monster mash (40) monty python (40) moorcock (37) morgan (1) Most Wanted (2) mr robot (3) ms marvel (5) MSP (13) MtG (2) mummy (17) muppets (42) murdoch (8) murmurs (1) music (488) musical monday (220) musketeers (4) mutant future (6) Mutants and Masterminds (40) MV (7) My Chemical Romance (6) my first (8) my life and roleplaying (34) Mythica (38) narnia (11) nashville (11) natalie dormer (11) natalie portman (18) Necronomicon (21) nemo (5) nerf (1) netflix (140) new spell (12) nick g (22) nick l (239) Night Blogger (7) nightwing (9) NOF (7) nosferatu (3) NPH (10) Oculus (6) odd thomas (2) officer downe (1) Olivia Cooke (10) Olympics (20) olympus (2) Once Upon A Time (20) one ring rpg (10) opinion poll (39) orange is the new black (9) Orin Rakatha (4) orphans (1) ouija (9) outcast (2) outcasts (16) OVC (17) oz (22) ozombie (7) pacific rim (21) parks and recreation (14) Pathfinder (23) Patreon (18) paul (105) pembury (16) Pendragon RPG (10) penny dreadful (28) peri (21) period slang (4) pete (258) Philip Reeve (107) philosophy (41) pick of the pods (27) picture parade (59) pirates (106) Playboy (30) PMF (4) podcast (175) poldark (5) polly (5) Poltergeist (7) PotA (62) power rangers (2) powerless (3) preacher (7) Pride and Prejudice (23) Primeval (45) primeval RPG (19) Prince Valiant (14) Prisoner (4) prometheus (9) Pulp (215) Punisher (53) pushing daisies (2) PVF (10) QB (8) quatermass (21) Quentin Tarantino (27) rachel (707) railhead (7) reading list (15) real life (2128) rebels (44) Red Dwarf (10) red sonja (18) rendel (2) retro comic (98) Richard Sharpe (10) riddick (4) riese (4) rip hunter (12) Ripper Street (11) riverdale (110) roan (1) Robin Hood (27) robocop (13) rochester (4) rocket age (11) rocket raccoon (57) roger corman (14) rogue one (10) roleplaying review (38) rom (4) round-up (57) RPG (2351) Russia (71) s and s (1) s w (72) sabrina (20) salem (1) Salute To The 40s (7) sara jean underwood (4) saturday morning matinee (362) savage worlds (99) SB (6) scooby-doo (22) scorpion king (5) Season 10 (5) Season 16 (6) Season 18 (6) Season 19 (6) Season 22 (5) Season 26 (4) serial thrillers (26) sevenoaks (12) seventh son (2) shadowrun (4) Shannara (3) shark (41) sharknado (31) shazam (30) Shedward (14) sheep (5) sherlock (39) shield (206) sick (12) sick week (9) sidcup (1) silurians (14) simon (93) sinbad (53) sinbad week (7) SixoftheBest (61) SJA (106) slaine (20) sleepy hollow (10) sls (11) smallville (77) smurf (6) snake plissken (2) snoopy (11) snow (41) snow white (15) sns (2) soap box (56) sontaran (28) space 1889 (105) space 1889 library (3) space 1999 (3) spam tasting (5) spartacus (82) spellfury (33) spelljammer (5) Spider-Man (238) sponsored post (2) sport (72) Squadron UK (3) st trinians (2) stacks (1) stacktastic (6) staghind (5) staircase watch (1) Stan Lee (78) Star Trek (318) star wars (688) Stargate (51) statistics (83) steampunk (115) steve (130) Steve Costigan (1) STO (1) STP (3) stranger things (9) stroke survivor (19) strontium dog (1) sucker punch (7) suicide squad (43) Sunday Funny (354) sunflower (5) Supergirl (119) Supergirl Sunday (27) superman (420) Supernatural (360) superteam (159) survivors (15) swing (11) t and t (11) t-shirts (26) tales from the vault (3) tales of the gold monkey (9) tarzan (25) TBBT (59) Teen Titans (51) tekralh (201) tekralh reborn (17) tekumel (28) Terminator (39) terra nova (3) TFT (42) Thanos (12) the 100 (4) The 4400 (14) The Asylum (58) The Atom (32) the cape (7) the following (32) The Guild (11) the hobbit (75) the hoff (6) the librarians (8) The Lurking Fear (3) the quest (3) the river (2) The Shadow (7) this defiant earth (1) this is england (3) Thomas Jane (5) Thor (193) thrilling locations (11) throwback thursday (66) Thunderbirds (7) thundercats (2) Tick (2) Tim Peake (2) timeless (1) tintin (12) TMNT (14) tomorrow people (4) tomorrowland (2) Tonbridge (131) Toni Darling (4) top of the pile (181) Top Secret RPG (59) top shelf (11) Torchwood (137) torn from the headlines (164) trailer (2137) transformers (13) Traveller (39) treasure trove (38) Trial Of A Time Lord (5) trigan empire (1) trope tuesday (1) True Blood (42) True Detective (11) tuesday knights (402) tumblr (57) Tunbridge Wells (143) tv (2815) Twin Peaks (28) ubiquity (68) unisystem (41) Urban Exploring (8) urban knights (3) V (25) V and V (306) Valerian (2) valhalla (2) valiant (1) Valorie Curry (4) vampire (237) vampirella week (18) van allen plexico (5) vandal savage (8) vault (1) venture bros (4) Venus (31) video (24) vikings (27) vixen (10) voltron (2) wales (5) warcraft (35) warehouse 13 (47) wargame (395) Watchmen (82) wayward pines (2) wedding (67) week in geek (111) week in TV (47) Weekly World News (8) weird wednesday (11) wentworth (6) werewolf (82) western (174) westworld (7) WGA (12) white canary (15) wii (6) wil wheaton (39) wild cards (9) wild dog (4) Wildthyme (14) william shatner (15) Winnie The Pooh (7) WoH (6) Wolverine (74) wonder girl (12) wonder woman (477) wonderland (31) World of Darkness (6) WRC (18) wuxia (45) www (333) wynonna earp (1) X-Files (51) x-men (164) xena (39) yggdrasill (3) ZD (9) zelda (4) zenescope (19) zombie (419) zorcerer of zo (4) zorro (1) zot (1) zygon (17)