Some might say the perfect day would consist of a ball game, a beer, and your favorite dog. Last Saturday, I got the chance to live that perfect day. Every year the Washington Humane Society teams up with the Washington Nationals for a ‘Pups in the Park‘ event where people can bring their dogs to the baseball game. Yes, you read that correctly. People are actually allowed to bring their dogs inside the stadium to watch the game! Each dog needs a ticket (at a reasonable $8) and all the proceeds from the dog seats go to WHS! How cool is that!? And would you guess who I went with.
I was able to go with Baxter’s whole family! Big Bruno, Baxter’s long time buddy who first helped him in the shelter, and I met up with Bax and company at the game and spent the afternoon there together. Since the last time I visited Bax, his family has added a new furry member! Meet Didi, a “pit bull” dog that seems to be mostly jack russell terrier judging by her spring board jumping abilities and her need to smell absolutely everything.
It was a good thing there were four of us, because these three pups are quite the pack together. They were all on their best behavior for the game though – I was very impressed.
There were a ton of people and dogs there, especially since the Nationals have been having such a great season. Baxter, Didi, and Piggy all pretty much minded their own business when it came to other dogs, but the people were another story. The pups were making smiles every where they went – especially with kids!
It was a great afternoon, with the icing on the cake being the big win by the Nats. Can’t wait to bring my own foster dog next time around!