Monday, August 4, 2008

An Award and the Blueberry Festival

Yay! I am on a roll -- this is my second Brillante Weblog award -- which means I must be good! This one was awarded by the gang at Nevis.

Thanks guys! Of course, there are rules to this award:

1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs (seven! who came up with that number?)
4. Add a link to those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

I am going to have to apologize to Poley and Ruki's mom; Mommy is being prickly today and I don't want to antagonize her by making her type more on my blog than necessary. I will see if we can pick this up another day . . .

One of the reasons she is not in a great mood is because she missed my appearance in Ketchikan's Pet and Doll parade because of her stupid work. This mini-parade (all of 5 blocks) kicks off our annual Blueberry Festival (trust me, it's a big to-do here); having come from NYC, this barely counts as a block party, but hey, this is Alaska.

So, the Pet and Doll parade is for kids and the young-at-heart; kids march down the parade route with their favorite doll or pet. Mommy made Daddy walk me in the parade wearing Punchy's dress; much to his chagrin. Daddy cannot multi-task, which means he could not walk me and take decent pictures at the same time. When Mommy saw the pictures, she just gave a big *sigh*.

This is the organized mess at the start of the parade. And yup, people are still wearing sweaters and sweatshirt even though it is the beginning of August. We have had only three days above 70 degrees this summer!

You will notice everyone looking at me . . . What?!? Haven't you ever seen a pug in a dress before?

Very unflattering picture of my backside walking the parade route . . . Professional photographer, Daddy is not.


Nevis said...

*giggling* I think they're lovely pictures. And that is, errr, a wonderful photo of your backside. :)

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi frances!
oh a blueberry festival! how cool! you look so pretty in punchy's dress!
we love you!
m & e

Punchbugpug said...

Well, big kudos to daddy for even getting in the parade!!!

Punchbugpug said...

Well, big kudos to daddy for even getting in the parade!!!

The Devil Dog said...

Well, at least your dad walked you in the parade! While our dad is a navy trained photographer, we don't think he would have walked us in the parade.


Lex said...

Mmm blueberries!!

Well points to daddy for trying, right? :)

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

I'm so sorry your mom person missed the parade. That's no fair! What is this "work" thing people have to do all the time any way??