Pups in the Park!
This past weekend we took Alex and Victory, in their matching jerseys, to Pups in the Park at the Nationals! This was our sixth time, fifth year, attending Pups in the Park at the Nationals with Victory, and our first time attending with both Alex and Victory! (You can view our previous trips to Pups in the Park: here, here, here, here, and here.)
We had nice weather, although it was quite hot and humid for the tail end of September. Alex loved seeing the other dogs, and she had no problem going up to the other dogs! (We saw only one other sheltie at this game!) Alex lasted about two hours after the drive to the stadium, with heavy traffic, and no afternoon nap. Alex did pretty well at the game; she sat some of the time and she liked to roam in our row. We were fortunate in that we did not have people sitting on either side of us in our row so that Alex, luckily, had some room to move around! Importantly, Alex gave Victory a treat all on her own, during the game, shown in the short video below — it was so heartwarming! (Alex had only done this once before, the evening before, while at dinner, and I was in the present moment and I was not quick enough to capture! Alex was so proud of herself she clapped, we all did!) Alex slept the entire ride home and Victory napped in our bed all day Sunday from being exhausted her outing to the game! It was a fun time together; and I will always remember Alex’s and Victory’s first Nationals’ game together!
Below are several photos from our visit! We look forward to going back for more games next year!
Here are a few iphone images from the game!
Here is a video from Pups in the Park — Alex feeding Victory a treat!