Our neighborhood's pet friendly street fair started on Friday and ended last night. The high temperatures prevented us from spending as much time at the West Seattle Summer Fest as we had planned but I still expected to have a lot of dog, parrot and cat debauchery to share in today's post. At last years Summer Fest, Wilhelm attempted to swallow an entire hot dog he had found laying on the ground and Leo attended his first ever live music concert. But besides the hot sun, very little mischief occurred any of the three days we attended this local pet friendly event.
First, let me put "hot sun" into perspective. It was in the high eighties. For several days. My sincere apologies to people who live in regions where the sun is truly scorching but for us Cascadians, this weekend was hot. So on Friday and Saturday we attended the West Seattle Summer Fest in the evening when it was cooler. Even Amelia enjoyed a cool evening stroller ride through the street fair.
Yesterday we finally got out early enough to attend the West Seattle Summer Fest in the daylight. Even though Sunday was a little cooler, Wilhelm, Brychwyn and Huxley still spent a lot of time at the "Pet Junction." There were three kiddie pools for dogs to cool off in. We, of course, tried all three! (Did I mention there were people giving away copious amounts of dog treats to the canines in and around the pools?)
Just like anywhere we go, the Cascadian Nomads adventuring pets got a lot of attention. Jason said if he heard the word "menagerie" one more time, he wasn't going to come out with us anymore. And he said this after just two blocks of the street fair, on the first night. I'm glad he changed his mind because we heard "menagerie" a lot more times! We also heard "traveling circus" and " zoo," two of my favorite exclamations from strangers when out and about with Leo, Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley and Amelia.