Just call me Paw-Casso

Hi, everyone - it's me, Tucker! And yesterday was the 23rd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Festival!  Hyde Park is just a short walk from our house, so we usually put in an appearance, and do a little hobnobbing with the artsy set. There are always interesting things to look at, new dogs to meet, good things to smell (and sometimes people will actually drop food on the ground for you to taste - but you have to be quick about it, lest your human tell you to "leave it!" and you miss out on the opportunity!)

This year was particularly nice, as we had had a bit of rain overnight to cool things down, but the day dawned bright and sunny, with almost no humidity.  (Humidity tends to frizz my hairs, which is never a good thing when you are in hobnob mode.)  We made the rounds, looked at all the art on display (I must say - some of the vendors were using the term "art" very loosely), had lunch out on the patio at one of our favorite restaurants (Wine Exchange - as their food is delicious AND they are very accomodating to the canine set.), and stopped by Downtown Dogs before venturing home for a nap.  

As is usually the case on days where there is an event taking place in Hyde Park, Wine Exchange was doing a brisk business, so although we are regular patrons, we still had to wait a few minutes for a table. Phoebe passed the time people (and canine) watching.  
It was a bit warm yesterday - but all the shopkeepers put out chilled water for the canine attendees, and at Wine Exchange, Phoebe, Cosmo, and I were served our very own bowls of mineral water with ice cubes.  

This guy was keeping his human company and taking a nap at the same time. Multi-tasking is always impressive.  

A glimpse through the window at Downtown Dogs

Some of the "art" was questionable, but on the whole it was quite an enjoyable way to kill a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon.  

Hope everyone else had a great weekend, too! 

Oh, and P.S. ... if you haven't already entered our Orijen giveaway, sponsored by MrChewy.com - you can do so HERE!  And good luck! 


Old Kitty said...

What a fun day and what a brilliant place for woofies and their hoomans to hang out together! Yay!! Take care

Remington said...

What an awesome day!

tubby3pug said...

What a cool event for you to check out, and dont worry you look great in humidity

Urban Hounds

Mr. Pip said...

My assistant LOVES art festivals. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon - fun art and fun people-watching is a winning combination!

Your pal, Pip

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

sounds like you had a wonderful day!

I keep meaning to ask you, what are you going to do now that Picnik is closing???? I am gonna lose my mind! I love it!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

That looks like a pawesome day guys! I love the sleeping dog ;-)

But I ask you: Where are the Kittehs? Do they not appreciate art????

Oui Oui said...

It looks like it would be a fun thing for you to do with your humans!

yuki and rocket said...

looks like you guys had fun!

yuki and rocket

Bassetmomma said...

Sure sounds like a fun "artsy" day out you all had! How nice that you each got your own water with ice at Wine Exchange.

William said...

Gosh, that sounds like an awfully fun day, Tucker!

Heather Peden said...

Wow! that sounds like such a great day. I can feel the sun and hear the bustle and imagine a casual stroll through the park. Nice.