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Yummy Fun at the 1st Annual Bark-B-Que
Saturday, June 18th, KeytoSavannah sponsored & attended the 1st Annual Bark-B-Que, a pet-friendly event! A fundraiser for the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, the event was held at the Westin Clubhouse. Tote, camera, and dog leash in hand, I went along to capture the spectacular day.
As my dog Zoe and I entered the Westin Clubhouse, we were greeted by friendly volunteers at the registration table who gave Zoe a small bag of Oliver Bentley treats and a neckerchief so she could walk into the event stylin'. A nice touch, we both thought!
We then proceeded into the tent out back where there were tables upon tables of doggie food & treats, and BBQ for the humans - YUM! There were also vendors galor with free goodies, pet auction items, and more.
It was interesting watching people as they began to arrive. Many brought their dogs and joined in the somewhat humorous balancing act of juggling food while towing pet, especially those who brought more than one.
After we checked everything out and made our rounds down the sniff greeting line, Zoe and I sat down to our own delightful dinners at the KeytoSavannah table, people n' puppy watching while we ate. Surprisingly, every tail that came was a waggin' and no little paws were racing to war. I'm quite sure that instead, many new doggie alliances were formed.
After dinner, a dessert that was both human and dog-friendly, Lactose-free icecream from Leopolds, was served while sponsors were thanked and contests for both Shortest and Longest Tail were had. And what do you know, Zoe won the Shortest Tail award which included a new furry toy for her and a gift certificate for Mom to Smooth on Bull! Finally - Zoe the Schnauzer's short, stubby tail counted for something and her life's purpose to win Mommy cool prizes was realized!
Next, we went out on the lawn to the Puppy Play Area where there were all sorts of games for the dogs, like Sniff the Treat where pets had to guess which pail treats were under, Duck Bobbing, and more.
Overall, it was a fun time for all. I could tell that Zoe, herself a rescue from a Humane Society in another state, was especially proud to be helping out her fellow countrydogs in need by attending. Her satisfactory grin by the end of the night told me that this was the event of her lifetime. We hope to see you there next year!
Want to see more pictures from this event? Check out our Facebook page!
Photos & Article By: Candace Perry