Update: Sammy and Budha were adopted this past weekend (June 20th). Wishing them and their new owner many happy, healthy years together. And we are just thrilled that the new owner decided to take them both … dogs are pretty darned happy too!
Always a good time to interact with the dog community … Paws on the Promenade at the Shops at Centerra! Come on out and join the fun on Saturday, May 16th with a variety of events as noted below. We’ll be there with our foster Tzus, Sammy (l) and Budha (r), for a meet/greet. Hopefully, the weather will be better by Saturday … anything but pouring rain or blowing snow!
Sammy is a five-year old Tzu that would love to find a retired or semi-retired couple on which to work his charms. He’s a cuddle bug and gets along well with other small dogs.
Budha is a two-year old Tzu, originally from Wyoming. We think he looks like Toothless from “How to Train Your Dragon.” A sweet boy, he’d do well with with an active couple and gets along with other small dogs.
10th Annual Paws on the PromenadeSaturday, May 16, 2015
10 am to 3 pm at the Main Plaza, the Shops at CenterraIt’s a fun-filled day for you and your dog! Enjoy giveaways, dog adoptions, live demonstrations by the Larimer County Sheriff K9 Unit and the Longmont Fire Arson Dog, Yappy Hour, dog contests for prizes & so much more!
Schedule of Events:
10:00am 4-H Agility Demonstration
11:00am Dog Costume Contest
11:30am Larimer County Sheriff K9 Demonstration
12:30pm Longmont Fire Arson Dog Demonstration
1:00pm Dog Trick Contest
2:00pm Yappy Hour
… a beautiful Colorado day and we were most grateful for the off/on cloud cover! Lots of folks stopped by to see the booth and say hello to Teller, our breed ambassador for the day. Kudos to The Promenade Shops at Centerra for putting on a great gathering and big thanks to hubby for being our “roadie” for the day …
It’s been a bit hectic since the last posting so we’ll just jump in here and get started. Spring has been late coming to Colorado. Really, really late. We had four straight weeks in April where a snow storm rolled through and dumped significant amounts of snow on Loveland (we got 30″ in April alone). While we desperately need the water, a nice warm, soaking rain would have been a welcome change. Forget about any of my spring bulbs blooming as the single-digit temps and snow took most of them out. As hope springs eternal, the long-range forecast doesn’t show snow or freezing temps so we geared up and got most of the annuals planted in the big pots scattered throughout the yard and the fountains up and running. A few more annuals to find and we’ll officially be open for summer!
ApsoRescueColorado was the recipient of a nice donation thanks to Katie Culkins of K.C.’s Grooming in Windsor, Colorado (Katie is a National Certified Master Groomer and has owned her shop for 25 years now). She was an entrant in an international online grooming contest as sponsored by Animology of the UK. Lucky for us, her submission of Toby’s new hairdo won the contest and a donation was made to us by Animology. Thank you Katie and Group 55/Animology!!
If you’re out and about this weekend, please come visit the rescue booth which will be set up at Loveland’s 2013 Paws on the Promenade at The Promenade Shops at Centerra. If the weatherman can be believed, it appears we’ll have a typical Colorado spring day (i.e., wait ten minutes and the weather will change) to celebrate our four-legged companions!
Yesterday we participated in Paws on the Promenade in east Loveland at The Promenade Shops at Centerra. Lying awake at 4:30 a.m. to the sound of rain and thunder — and Frankers squawking in his crate because of the thunder — we wondered if a rain-out was in store. Given a 60% chance of rain in the forecast with winds, it was entirely possible. Definitely a day to dress for the weather with more winter-like apparel as morning temps were in the low 40s! Jeans, check … boots, check … colorful scarf, check … coat, check … rain coat, check … coat for Dante, check … fleecy blanket for Dante, check … mug of hot coffee, check. Nothing like springtime in Colorado with a 40-degree swing in temps from one day to the next!
While the morning was a bit slow — most certainly due to the inclement weather — things picked up in the afternoon with less wind/rain and more sun/visitors to our rescue booth. The event included several events including a K-9 police dog demonstration,a dog trick contest and a costume contest. Given that we don’t have anything in rescue at the moment, Dante made his appearance as an ambassador for the breed and my friend, Ginny, brought Ethan up as an additional ambassador in coat. Apsos in full coat are always a draw (especially with the little girls) as one rarely gets to see a dog in coat outside the show ring. Debby came in from Conifer to help man the booth so we had a full crew. An added treat yesterday was Senghe (n/k/a Peanut) stopping by for a visit with Renee … always love to see our former foster dogs. What was not fun … all our signage had to be stashed away because it kept blowing down in the brisk winds. Note to self: get banners that can be securely hung from the shade canopy.
The pet expos are a great way to connect with the community and educate others about our breed. From time to time, we’re fortunate that the local paper includes us in their coverage of the event. Always a fun day, we get to meet other “dog folk” and visit the various vendors in attendance. Through the years, one gets to know the other dog-related businesses in the area and conversations are continued from previous expos. Here’s to next year’s event … and hopefully warmer weather!
This Saturday — May 19th — we’ll have a booth set up at Paws on the Promenade from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. While we won’t have any foster dogs in attendance, we will have some fine examples of the breed … one in a puppy cut (wash ‘n wear) and one in full coat. Our local paper, the Loveland Reporter-Herald and The Promenade Shops at Centerra joined forces and are hosting this event. This will be our first year in attendance at this particular venue. Hopefully, the weatherman is wrong about the 30% chance of rain for Saturday (or at least at I-25 and Hwy 34)!
Come on out and visit with us! Click on ~~> Directions for information on how to get to The Promenade Shops at Centerra (5971 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland CO). We’ll be set up on the main promenade across from Dick’s Sporting Goods (in the winter it’s the ice rink).
Clicking on the graphic below will open up the newspaper insert for this event …