This years Big Doggie Do by The Parks Trust Milton Keynes took place over the Bank Holiday weekend at Willen Lake North. Just two days shy of Doodles’s birthday, it made a great birthday treat for the doggie.
Over two days, we enjoyed the nice weather (with a tiny bit of drizzle on Sunday), the cutest dog show contestants, outdoor swimming from K9 Aqua and many more amazing sights. And I might have gone a little bit trigger-happy with my camera.
Here’s the 10 cutest sights we saw at the Big Doggie Do selected by Doodles and yours truly.
Doods and poos
“Doods over dudes” as we always say. And poos should not be confused with anything but poodle crosses. As a Goldendoodle, Doodles can’t help but love anything that looks like her so doods and poos had to be on this list.
With the mini heatwave, it was no surprise to see many a tongue hanging out. You would have been forgiven to think it was #tonguesouttuesday
There were also plenty of lovely canine smiles and pearly whites on display. If smiles and waggy tails are anything to go by, a fun day was had by all.
Little puppas were out in their droves too. Itty bitty French Bulldogs, Springer Spaniels, Cockapoos were a delight.
What’s more fun than watching dogs run around? Why, watching them splash around in water of course. With K9 Aqua’s outdoor pool, pooches got to enjoy (or in some cases endure) a cooling swim.
Regardless of who won what, and at the risk of sounding like a middle school teacher, they were all winners.
The dog people
“Everyone thinks they have the best dog.
None of them are wrong.”
It is hard to explain the bond between a human and their canine pal and sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. It was great to see and capture scenes of human-canine companionship and meet people who loved their pooches as much as I love mine.
The fun family vibe
Big Doggie Do catered just as much to families as it did to dog owners. It was one of those dog shows you could enjoy without the need for a dog. Temperatures at mid-20s and clear blue skies helped too!
Saxon the rough haired Collie
He made a deserving champion of the The Dog the Judges Would Most Like to Take Home Class and a very worth representative of Animals in Need charity.
From Baxter of Baxter’s boutique to Maisie to others whom we didn’t get to meet properly, almost every stall was ‘manned’ by a canine companion. If you see a pair of twinkling eyes and a waggy tail behind the counter you are most likely to shop or participate in a raffle for a charity, right? I reckon these cunning canines are on to a trick.