Thursday, July 16, 2009

Slobberfest 2009

Let me just say right off that HoneyDew was the smart one on this day. She had the best seat in the house. From that level she could actually see all the action in the ring and it was kind of funny to watch her head go back and forth. You can even tell how interested she was by the wrinkle in her brow!

Sampson on the other hand wavered between wanting up on our laps like the other dogs were doing or flirting with the nice young lady in front of him that thought he was the sweetest boy ever!

Some of these pictures you should really blow up just to understand the level of devotion and enthusiasm this breed and the cause generates. I mean who else would be crazy, I mean devoted, enough to sit outside in a storm complete with thunder and lightening with it raining so hard it was blowing in under the tarps side ways!

In this picture, behind the lattice work fence, were quite a number of bassets for fostering or adoption...

There were quite a few attendees around a hundred bassets complete with owners attended, which was down from last year as there were around 200 then. Still there were attendees from as far away as LA, California and Florida, as well as New York, Ohio, Kentucky, PA, and New Jersey.

The games consisted of the longest biscuit toss and catch, the fastest basset to cross to the finish line in response to the owners' call to come ( I know, quit laughing!), yep this one got a little side tracked...

the cutest basset bum contest, the most original hat contest, and the cutest costume contest.

After this last picture, my batteries died, but I hope you at least caught a glimpse of some of the fun we had even though the weather was not at it's best. I hope maybe some other basset owners might mark it on their calendar to plan to attend next year! It would be neat to meet up with some of you in person, we are definitely planning on going again.

Happy DOT's!


  1. Oh we wish we could have been there! We were immediately attracted by the title - only hound owners could appreciate 'slobberfest'!
    Loved the idea of a competition to see which basset came first - given none of them would have taken a blind bit of notice!!
    Don't you just love them!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  2. I love it!! Sissy might have had a chance at the fastest basset, *IF* things seemed right to trust her off-lead.

  3. What a great day, despite the weather! The games and competitions sound such fun. Maybe I should get a basset so I can go next year?!

  4. Looks to me like a great time was had by all!

  5. Slobberfests are the best! No matter what.
    I have to comment on Miss Mary and that little matted ball of fur. The owner should have been kissing her feet. Owners have NOT IDEA what groomers go through for the love of maybe 40.00? That little Pom looks so much better, and must feel like a million.
    Good for her.
    Happy DOT
    Love Claudie

  6. That had to be so much fun. I wish there were other PWDs around here so my guys could play with them.

    That's a whole lot of drool and flapping ears.

  7. Glad you had a great time! Reminds me of when I used to go to dairy goats shows......

  8. We have an annual basset parade in a small town near us every year. It's always big fun. What were your guys entered in? g

  9. That looks like a real nice party. We go to Pugtacular every year and see hundreds of pugs in one place. It's an event we always look forward to.

  10. That looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing such cute photos.