Warsaw Town Park was overrun with pooches on parade, dressed to the nines in their best Halloween costumes. A bucking Australian Shepherd nearly knocked off his bull rider, while a pair of dinosaurs cautiously watched the other outlandish animals.
Dogs were arranged around guest judge, Martha Hall, who awarded each dog top marks in various categories. Costumes were judged and plenty of pats and scratches were had as the dogs lapped up the attention. Leaders of Bark for Life chose to fall onto Plan C at the park, as the recent rains had them concerned about participants – furry or not.
Myrtle, a “chug” – Chihuahua/pug mix – sat patiently in a box beneath a “Smooch the Pooch” sign, ready to offer love to any who tried their luck. Young women from St. Margaret’s School volunteered to assist the elderly group who composes the Bark for Life core team with tasks like writing. The young ladies took the initiative to bring face-painting supplies to bring some extra joy to the day.
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