I have to say, I am a fan of the Texas Rangers organization. They held an event at the ballpark last night called "Bark in the Park," where over 700 dogs--of all shapes and size--and their owners showed up to cheer on the Rangers. I have to say, my little guy was the cutest of them all. And I'm not biased at all. He didn't win the "best dressed" contest, though - some owners REALLY went all out!
|Photo courtesy of Texas Rangers|
So Brodie and I met my friend Carrie and her dog Scout at the ballpark, and quickly got in line for the puppy parade on the field. That's right, ON the FIELD! It was pretty cool to be down there - we walked around the entire field, not on the grass though Brodie sure tried to christen it. Mike Napoli was in the dugout when we walked by - we were really close - but the security guy wouldn't let me stop long enough for my camera focus so the picture turned out really blurry. :( Still, it was neat!
|"Please mom, let me christen that pretty green grass!"|
|Hanging out in front of home plate.|
|Scout and Brodie parading on the field|
After the parade we headed up to our seats, out in left center field on the second deck. They were quite decent seats, and we had lots of room because each dog got two seats. I guess that was to give some extra space in case the dogs were territorial. When we first got to our seats, the section was almost empty, so we took the opportunity to take a few pictures. The sun was really intense for that first hour. Poor Brodie - I think he wanted to take off his fur coat!
|That sun was bright and intense!|
|Two friends, just chilling...|
Once the game started and the sun went down a little, it was a really nice night. I think the dogs really had fun. It was so funny - when the crowd erupted cheering for whatever reason, or when the Rangers hit their one homerun in the 9th inning, one dog would bark and the rest would join in. I laughed so hard! Hey, they don't call it "Bark in the Park" for nothing...
|My FAVORITE pic - he's smiling!|