Pupapalooza, Greenwich Park, London
24 June 2006
The American Cocker spaniel breeder
holds regular puppy parties, known as
Pupapaloozas, in California, which started out as a way to introduce new
owners to their puppies. This idea has grown and now Pupapaloozas are being held
in several parts of the US. Those of us on the
Zim family forum
who live in the UK decided it was time we held our own event! Of course, we were
unable to have just cocker spaniels as they do, but all the dogs that came were
most welcome and enjoyed themselves hugely, as did the owners!
Charlie, George's younger brother, and Fudge, a border terrier, try out the
Grace with Lottie, an English cocker spaniel
George tries on his cowboy hat and bandana, while the humans try on the party
The cake is brought out - this was one that Daisy had had made, specially
suitable for dogs and humans. Ellie my Cavalier wants a closer look!
A close up of the cake, which has a photo of the Zims with some of their
puppies, as a tribute to the great people who started all the fun!
Lottie tries to decide whether a piece of cake would be good for her figure
George has no such worries - Lucy tries to stop him stealing a third piece, but
is too slow!
Charlie sniffing around, with Josie, Daisy's English cocker, and Lottie watching
George shows them how it's done, as he has had agility training in the past and
considers himself an expert
Charging through the tunnel
And going over the seesaw
The group photo - the families of the dog holding people appear to have become
shy and slipped out of view!
Charlie stops for a quick breather
The two American cocker spaniel brothers - George is 4, and Charlie a little
over a year old, but you can see the resemblance! Their mannerisms were very
similar too. They are true brothers, but today was the first time they had met.