Ballard is going to the dogs

Primp, prep and preen your pooch for the first Wuff Da! Dog Day of Ballard.

It all started when Jules posted a simple idea in the MyBallard forum, “After seeing everyone’s adorable pics of their pooches online, I say we have a Cutest Dog in Ballard Contest.” For the last three weeks she has been grooming this event and it’s sure to be a doggone good time. The competition is going to be “ruff” with categories like cutest retriever, funniest trick and best dressed, to name a few. Put your best paw forward this Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ballard Commons Park. You don’t need to pre-register, just show up for the free event. Jules has lined up a great list of sponsors who are providing a bunch of cool prizes. More information can be found here.


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chopper_74
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chopper_74



Just a lil' music for the show…

ballardrocks
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ballardrocks

Here we come! Can't wait. And a big thanks to you Jules…..

Silver
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There have been rumors of a Post Pooch Pubcrawl to follow this exciting event.

Are there any pooch-friendly purveyors of potable products in the proximity of the park?

chopper_74
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chopper_74

Well, I've got one that'll be closed…sort of.
There are closer ones that are open, perhaps someone will point us to it.

NoraBell
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NoraBell

I don't know of any in Ballard. Several in other neighborhoods. Maybe somewhere with an outdoor deck?

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Way cool, daddy-o!

Edog
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Edog

My dog loves Guinness, and does not like Weinhards!

Again, I always trust her judgment.
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SPG
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SPG

Jules, You should definitely put a flyer up at the Golden Gardens dog park. Just stick one on the gate as that's where you'll find a bunch of Ballard dogs interested in this, even this late in the game.

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Okay. Gotta leave soon so I just went to Yelp for research. So, we might have to call and confirm my info.
Dog friendly bars in Ballard: The Traveler, The Dray, Kiss Cafe, La Isla, and Lombardi's (assuming outside deck only at Lombardi's and La Isla).

Ballardmom
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Ballardmom

I can't help you there although I hear most of the pubs in Billings, MT are dog friendly. What I really wanted to say was that was the most impressive sentence of “p's” I've seen in a long time. This comment brought to you by the letter 'p”

Alas, I don't think I'll be home in time from camping to bring my pitbull. She is a contender for the “goofiest dog” title. Probably not “cutest” even though I think she's adorable. It sounds really fun though.

SeattleRichardson
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SeattleRichardson

Chopper – what bar is that pray tell?

Jules2
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Jules2

Here's my favorite song including the word “Dog.”


Jules2
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Jules2

Good idea.

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Oh, Jules! A Thorogood fan? I knew there was something I liked about you. :-)

Silver
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Pity that the pitbull can't participate…

Jeanie
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Jeanie

Possibly

Gene1
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Gene1

I propose People's Pub be persuaded to park a pot of PBR outside for the pups.

Silver
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Whoever mixed sound for that live show deserves an award.

Yeah, and the band's tight, too.

Jules2
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Jules2

Puhleeeze….”Bad to the Bone” is brilliant!

Jules2
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Jules2

I just hope that ENOUGH people show up…we have about 100 prizes, and 200 goodie bags! Come on down and bring your dog!
Some of the prizes include:
Gift certificates for Ahimisa dog trainer
Gift certificates from Romanza
Cool dog paintings
Some very groovy collars and leashes
Leashes that say “Ballard's Best.”
Cool dog toys
Dog Treats!
Cool Dog Treat container with treats
Cute Pug Cards
Cute Scottie and Westie items
and many, many more prizes.

We'll also have about 100 tennis balls- that ought to make all the dogs happy!

chopper_74
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chopper_74

Praying is always a good idea.
It doesn't always beget an answer ;-)

SeattleRichardson
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SeattleRichardson

hahaha…true! I just thought if we knew which place we might come down for a drink or a bite to eat. I work right by Ballard Ave so i'm sure it's walking distance!?!?!

chopper_74
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chopper_74

Affirm.

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Oh, fine. Be all coy.

chopper_74
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chopper_74

Thank you, I just might ;-)