Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Big Dog Party

The dogs are all going around and around and around. "Go around again!"

Yesterday, Saturday April 10th, we went to our first “Westie Meetup” at The Barking Dog in Hookset, New Hampshire. Our breeder holds these getogethers for all her dog’s offspring every couple of months. It was lots of fun, and Harper had a wonderful time.

Dogs at work. Work, dogs, work! Dogs at play. Play, dogs play!
Look at those dogs go. Go, dogs, go.

The Westies came in all shapes and sizes. Our breeder has 14 Westies. Not all of them breed, but she has at least four or five current breeding pairs, so depending on the dog’s parentage, the Westies ranged in size from not much bigger than Harper is currently, to close to twenty pounds. And the difference in the way the dogs were groomed made a difference too.

They were all very nice dogs. Some of the older dogs were a little grumpy at being bothered by the younger ones, but they were all very well-behaved, considering the amount of stimulation that was going on. Harper ran herself silly, and held her own very well. She was the youngest dog there. The next in age was almost six months old, and quite a bit bigger.

"Hello". "Hello". "Do you like my hat?" "I do not". "Good bye" "Good bye"

A dog party! A big dog party! Big dogs, small dogs, red dogs, blue dogs, yellow dogs, green dogs, black dogs, and white dogs are all at a dog party! Wow, a dog party!

"Hello again. And now do you like my hat?" "Yes. I like it. I like that party hat".

They’ll hold another meetup in a couple of months and we’re already looking forward to it!

Dog Party quotes from "Go Dog Go!" by P.D. Eastman, a Nill family favorite.


  1. Did people have trouble telling the dogs apart?

  2. Eileen,

    For the most part no...the dogs were distinctive enough that it really wasn't a problem. There was one dog that was small like Harper and another one that had a closely clipped coat, so if I saw those dogs run by I might think they were Harper for a second, but only for a second.

  3. Oh how sweet and how cute and what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon - full of little doggies! Harper must have been in heaven. Bet the poor little gal slept like a rock after that...........

  4. Yes Leslie, she was completely trashed. She was the littlest one so she had a hard time keeping up, but she sure tried!



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