This year's event was 9 days of non-stop action for this pup! I made sure my paws were everywhere a dog could go for fun times. It all started out at my fav museum.....ANDERSON ABRUZZO ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON MUSEUM! After all I am the dog-ficial Spokes-Dog for the Museum...so I just MUST be there for all the good things happenin--both inside and out!
Where do we start? Well with a planning meeting of course! As Canine Host to the 3rd ANNUAL FURRY FIESTA DAY, it's important to gather a Pup-tastic Team.
Day 1 of Balloon Fiesta dawns....WoW! Take a look at this view wouldja? Nowhere else to be for Balloon Fiesta than right at the ANDERSON ABRUZZO ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON MUSEUM....in my dog-estimate!
But it's time for FURRY FRIENDS FIESTA DAY...and here we go!
Course I had to get the whole day rollin'....so Jill, along with my fav photographer, Christena from Texas and I all rolled on down to Fiesta Field...where we did 2 live interviews on KRQE TV.
Gotta meet up with some of the good folks visitin there....and THEN.......who do I spy off to the right of center stage but the ONE...the ONLY....................
World Renowned PAW READER.....MADAME PAW-PAW!
'Course I just HAD to get my paw read! Whew...I was worried at first...but......lucky for me.....
(Lucky Song: I Ain’t Nuttin’ But a Hound Dog!)
Suits me just fine! Thanks Madame Paw-Paw for flying into FURRY FRIENDS FIESTA DAY from lands far-far away! You are PAWSOME!
But what else is there to see and do at the Dog Fiesta you ask? Well there were dog-tastic Vendors of all types....like my pawsonal favorite groomer....GROOMINGDALE'S
They were givin' out free treats to all the Visitor pups and discounts for a dog-tastic grooming treatment...I KNOW....I'm her 'furr-ever favorite' customer!
There were also Dog Tricks and 4-Footed Entertainment from our special friends at DISC DOGS OF NEW MEXICO.....
And talk about some high flyin' dogs in action!
But the day is half over now...and I have some awards to give out........to some well deserving Animal Welfare groups. Together with our friends at New Mexico Tourism Department....Jill and I were lucky enough to WIN a prize for our New Mexico True Story entry in their contest. So we...without a dog's moment of hesitation knew the prize money had to go to some of our favorite groups..... SAVE LUCKY PAWS and CHAMA VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY.
.....from Super Pup
....to the Sunflower Pup Brigade
...to book reading dog-team from Title Wave Bookstore!
How's a Pup to Judge all these magnificent Canine Contestants? Lucky thing...we had the One and Only QUEEN OF THE AIR WAVES, our very favorite 770 KKOB Radio Host (ess with the mostest!) Miss Terrie Q....she not only Emceed the Pup Parade...but she helped Judge too (whew...thanks Miss Terrie for helpin' this dog out in a tough spot...so doggone hard to choose the best...cuz theyr'e ALL WINNERS!)...and she even helped hand out all the great prizes we had for our winners!
Yep...no dog-doubt about it.... a FUN TIME was had by ALL...pups and people! I must say....this was a doggone success.....but it couldn't be such a succsess without ALL my pawsonal friends and voluteers and the Balloon Museum....and just everyone...both pups and people...that came to the FURRY FRIENDS FIESTA DAY! You are just too dog-tastic for words!
And speakin' about words...there's a LOT more to bark about for our 2013 Balloon Fiesta...but I'm just dog-tired......before I start on PART 2 of my Balloon adventures....I think I'm gonna quit for now and take a little cat....er make that a dog-nap!
DOGGY HUGS AND SLURPY KISSES!