A Tale of Two Cincos
Posted by Crystal K. Wiebe
The best part about having a very tiny dog is how easy it is to take him everywhere.
Scooby the elderpin and I met for the first time at a party, and he has continued to be a social fellow through our six+ years together, zipping underfoot at events I hosted and making the rounds from the crook of my arm during gatherings outside of our home.
Cinco de Mayo, 2009:
The occasion: a vegetarian potluck, at my then-friend Zach’s house.
Zach had not yet encountered a certain golden retriever wandering the streets of Kansas City but welcomed my miniature pinscher into his dogless home for the party.
As soon as we arrived, a tiny sombrero was produced, furnished by a neighbor especially for Scooby.
In addition to the dog, I also brought a bowl full of guacamole made from overripe avocados. It wasn’t very good, but the guests pretended not to notice. Meanwhile, I pretended not to hang on my handsome host’s every word.
And Scooby didn’t have a single accident on the floor.
Cinco de Mayo, 2013:
The occasion: Kansas City’s Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Parade.
This year, I found myself in good company as a person with a novelty-sized canine.
Although this local attempt to break a world record for number of dogs in costume was open to all breeds, its advertisement as a Chihuahua-centric gathering attracted a preponderance of people with very small dogs of presumably Mexican heritage.
His sombrero long since gone, Scooby (who is often mistaken for a Chihuahua) sported his official KC Pittie Pack hoodie – and for most of the day, a blanket.
It was so unseasonably chilly, that Scooby’s new friend Piper, a teacup Chihuahua of just 2.5 pounds, never even fully emerged from Kennel Creek trainer Diana’s
lunchbag pet carrier.
Despite the cold weather and a turnout not nearly high enough to break the current record of over 1,300 costumed dogs, Scooby and I had a lovely day with friends old and new. For me, it was especially nice to just have fun after our recent slew of sad life happenings.
Instead of thinking about all that, today we walked in the parade. We visited the Good Dog 2 Go food truck for dogs. We helped hand out Kennel Creek leashes.
And we sold the first of a new official Wayward Dogs product that happens to be perfect for people who love dogs and parties!
More details to come very soon!
Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your dog?
Big thanks to everyone for your support over the past couple of weeks. It is good to receive kind and empathetic words when the days get dark.
About Crystal K. WiebeI live with two formerly wayward dogs, and helping other dogs find new homes is my passion. I recently founded the company Beer Paws to help celebrate the relationship between people and pets.
Posted on May 5, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Scooby and tagged animals, bad guacamole, Chihuahua parade, Cinco de Mayo, dog in a sombrero, Feliz Cinco de Mayo, Kansas City, Kennel Creek Pet Resort, miniature pinscher, partying with dogs, teacup Chihuahua, veggie potluck. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.