Barkfest & Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens

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Hi Friends!

Are you guys having a great friday?  Me, not so much, I am sick again for the 3rd or 4th time in a month.   Honestly I have lost count, I have been sick on and off since the beginning of October.  But let’s not focus on that and let’s all have a great day – the weekend is so close I can taste it.

Last weekend, I attended two Halloween pet events with Wiggily Waggily – Nassau Barkfest and Dog Days Fall Festival at Old Westbury Gardens.  By the way, did you all have a great Halloween?  If your pets got dressed up, please comment below or share your  pictures with me on IG or FB (@wiggilywaggily).  Ok, back to what I was saying….I was so excited that we were invited to participate again this year as a vendor in these events.  I really enjoy going each year.  I get to meet so many new pets and their parents – and I get to see some of my existing clients too, outside of the “office” (hehe).  It’s also a great way to catch up with other pet professionals.

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Saturday I was at Nassau Barkfest at  Eisenhower Park in East Meadow and on Sunday I attended Dog Days Fall Festival at Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury.  They were both so much fun.  There were so many dogs in some pretty awesome costumes.  I find it so cool to see how much thought these parents put into their pets costume.  Some of them go all out and include the entire family – mom, dad, the kids, even grandma and grandpa.   My dog never liked getting dressed up, he hates it.  He doesn’t even like wearing a winter coat.  So I always love seeing other pets enjoy being in their costumes.  If you’ve never been to one, I highly suggest you do next time.  Especially if you own pets or even if you don’t, I promise you’ll have a great time.

Look at these amazing costumes….

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These are only a few of my favorites.  For more pictures check out our YouTube channel.  You’ll get to see  the rest of my favorites from both events.  If you participated in one of the pet parades, you might just see your pup on there too.

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A quick shout out to Jeris Pugh from The Martial ARFS, it was great seeing you again and learning more about what you guys do at Martial ARFS.  To Ginny Munger Kahn from LI-Dog, loved meeting you, finally.  Check them out, they’re a great organization doing great work to get more dog friendly parks on LI.  And last but not least to my favorite fur-kids Larah & Sage and their mom for stopping by on Sunday to say hello and going with me to see the pet parade.

Till next time!

XoXo

– Bea

Pet Events October 1-2, 2016

Wiggily Waggily Pet Events

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

Today is going to be a pawsome day!  Not only is it Friday, but it’s also the last day in September, the best day of the year.  Why do I think September 30th is the best day out of the 365 days of the year?  Well, if you haven’t guessed yet…it’s my BIRTHDAY!! Yup my big day, haha, and I am planning on enjoying every minute of this day.  Help me celebrate by having a treat in my honor and giving one extra to your fur-babies – take a picture and tag me on IG or FB (both are under @wiggilywaggily).  Ok enough about me.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend with the family and bring your fur-kids too, then I have some fun things for you.  It’s suppose to rain, but lets cross our fingers it holds off till all the fun is over.  Below is a list of the events happening on Long Island that you can enjoy with your entire family.  If you do go to any of these, make sure to let me know how you like them and tag me in your pictures.  Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

XoXo

   -Bea

 

Blessing of the Animals 2016

St. John’s Episcopal Church | Sat Oct 1, 2016 at 3PM

12 Prospect Street, Huntington – 11743 (Map) 

Description

Please bring your collared & leashed, or small caged Animal companions (or photographs of your pets who can’t attend in person) for a special Blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals.  Light refreshments will be served immediately following. Go to St. John’s Episcopal’s website for more info.

 

Jungle Bob at Connetquot Public Library

760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia – 11716 (Map)

Date & Time: Sat Oct 1, 2016 – 1PM to 2PM

Description

Bring the family and join us for an encounter with some of nature’s most fascinating creatures.  “Jungle Bob” will show live examples of exotic reptiles from around the globe including a Cuban rock iguana, albino Burmese python, a giant African Pixie Frog and more.  Contact Dawn DiAngelo at 631-567-5079 or for moe info visit their Website.

 

Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge

Sun., Oct. 2nd,  11AM – 3PM

The Refuge, 515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY (Google Map)

Does Sunday brunch outside with your dog sound great? How about brunch with your pup on a big patio with couches, tables with umbrellas, a big bar, and delicious waffles, French toast, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s? If all that sounds fun, join us for our first ever Barkin’ Brunch with LI-DOG at The Refuge, right off Route 110 in Melville. Besides great food, there’ll be raffles, drink specials, dog treats and more!  For more detail please visit the LI-Dogs website.

 

Dog Days of Smithtown!

Smithtown Historical Society –  239 Middle County Rd.,  Smithtown

Celebrate the heritage of Long Island with Fido at the Smithtown Historical Society’s 2nd Annual Dog Days of Smithton on Sun., Oct. 2nd, 12 to 4 PM. Bark Avenue Bath & Biscuit in Ronkonkoma is proudly sponsoring the afternoon event that will include a workshop on dog-friendly gardens, basic at-home grooming demonstrations, doggie style red light/green light, musical chairs, and more! For details, go to Smithtown Historical Society’s Dog Days of Smithtown.

 

Almost Home Animal Rescue Fall In Love

At Friendly Drugs, Holbrook, New York.

Almost Home Animal rescue is having another great event.  Come on down and join us to see our four legged friends waiting for their Forever Home as well as Raffles, Face Painting, Chinese Auction and much more.  It is taking place Sunday, October 2nd from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.   You can have some fun while supporting  a great cause.  It will be a lot of fun for the whole family! For more details please visit the Almost Home Animal Rescue website.

 

 

*If you are holding a pet related event and would like to be listen in future Pet Event posts, please contact me  and I will be happy to add your event.