Monday, October 27, 2008

Penelope's Ball - The Dust Bunny cometh!

Wrooooo, every pup and kitty cat! Dannan here, and I'm overjoyed to be blogging today! The Girl has been groaning and moaning about how sickie she is, but she did admit that she is feeling better than yesterday. And I said, hot doggie! Let's get blogging!

The Girl did indeed go to Penelope's Ball on Friday night, which is the local SPCA's last major event for the calendar year. I told her that she had to get a picture of herself in her costume so I could post it on the bloggy. (She puts any and every kind of picture of me on here, it's only fair.) I obviously wasn't clear enough in my instructions. She waited until near the end to get someone to take her picture, and by then, the costume looked quite the worse for wear!

The Girl is the one in the grey blobby costume. She went as a dust bunny. At the start of the evening, she was pretty well covered by grey and white fluffy stuff. Through the evening, she apparently "lost" a lot of her fluffs... she says, what else can you expect of a dust bunny? (The Girl here. I hadn't realized how much I'd lost until after I saw this picture! I really should have had the picture taken earlier!)

The Girl tells me that a good time was had by all. I don't know how that could be, since there were no doggies allowed, no kitties, no pets at all. I don't have any idea how they passed the time! The Girl says there was really tasty food - build your own tacos and then build your own sundaes for dessert, and then they had cha cha cha lessons. Then the one-man band played, and everybody danced and had a good time.

Dancing is one thing The Girl does like, I have to say. I am always telling her that I do not dance, and no, I will not dance with her. I'm glad she had a place to go do that, maybe she won't ask me for a while.

There was some talk of changing the event from a fundraiser to a staff and volunteer appreciation event. The Girl says that it really is more a place for everyone to have fun and celebrate all their hard work, rather than a big money-maker. They probably made $600 or $700 at the end of the day, after all the expenses were paid. The Girl thinks that's pretty good, and that the local fundraiser did a great job!

There might be a picture out there from earlier in the evening that might show The Girl's dust-bunny-ness better. I'll put it up if we find one.

(The Girl wants to thank the Mango Man for his wonderful comment on the first Penelope's Ball post. He said, "I know the peoples can be camera shy. I don't know why. They all love doggies which makes them just sparkle in my eyes." She said it made it easier for her to put these pictures up, and really touched her heart. So thanks, Mango Man!)

Now, on to ME! After all, it is my bloggy. Not hers, she has her own. Girlie, go post there!

We had planned to do a posting on Saturday about Pit Bull Awareness Day. But The Girl had too much wine on Friday night (The Girl - Hey! I've been sick!), and she didn't take dictation for me. So even though it's late, we're still going to do a post about pit bulls soon.

In other Dannan-related news, my friend Bolo (who is famous for his Nose Reports) is doing a November Nose Expose! He will post a nose picture, and we get to guess what breed's nose it is, and we get extra points if we know whose nose it is! So I have asked The Girl to take some pictures of my nose.

Um, a little blurry, Girlie. We'll have to work on it. At least this one was better than this one!

How's THAT for blurry! I bet we're making somedoggy motion sick just looking at it! The Girl doesn't take close ups very often, BOL! We'll keep trying, though.

And here is a picture of me, just because you need to see at least one decent photo!

The Girl is holding a treat for me. Can you tell by the craning of my neck? Wrooooo!


Bobby said...

Hi well it looks like your girl had a good night,and all in a good cause so thats okay. You look very intelligent on the good picture.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Hey Dannan's girl! We loved the dust bunny idea and you look great!! Mango is pretty wise in his own relentlessly huge way!!!
Dannan-loving your nose! You are very smoochable according to mom.
Sunny & Scooter

Anonymous said...

Hi Dannan hey yer nose is splotches jest like mine used to be when I wuz a young dawg! I wonder if yers will fill in with one color sumday?

the 4 Bs said...

hey Dannan, it sounds like your Girl had a lot of fun. our human likes that dancing stuff too, but luckily for us, she just watches it on TV.

we like the dust bunny costume. we have a lot of those dust bunnies at our house that our mom would be happy to send to your Girl.


River said...

Great pumpkin carving. All good pictures. Your Girl looks good, even as a worn out dust bunny, funny costume. I would know your nose anywhere!

love & wags,

Saint Lover said...

I love the costume idea! Very creative and original. I hate posting pictures of myself too.. Mango is right, dog lovers are beautiful in heart and light no matter what they think they look like. Dogs don't judge makeup or clothes or even hairdos (althought mine do look at me funny when its not up in a ponytail or bun.. lol)so why should we? But I have found they do judge shoes... they seem to like me the best when i have on a pair of trainers... that means byebye.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello the girl its dennis the vizsla dog hay pssssst dont turn arownd but their is a mummy rite behind yoo!!!!!!!!! ok bye

George the Pup said...

Mommy is laughing and laughing at the Dust Bunny - what a great idea, clearly your Girl is very clever! It sure looks like it was a fun time and I'm glad your girl is feeling better enough to help you blog!

Big Hair Envy said...

Oh, my Dannan, what a lovely nose you have:)

I wish I had thought of the Dust Bunny costume. There's one under my bed that would fit me perfectly!!! Bwahahaha!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is a lovely costume Girl.. You make a great dust bunny..
We also love the pumpkin. Our mom is not that talented... The kids are all grown up so she doesn't even attempt it anymore...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie


Hi Dannan and your girl,

The Mommy was so happy at the Halloweiner and Toby;s new parents said they have some really good pictures they have taken of him they are gonna send the Mommy.

I can't wait until we can go visit him.

The Mommy says you have a very kissable nose.

Love ya...Mona


Woof Dannan,

We really loved the costumes, they were great. And we love your red nose. Scuba has a red nose too, which always prompts Mom into singing 'Scuba, the red-nosed rain dog' at Christmas time(she's usually drinking when she does)

Desert Pups

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dannan!
Your Girl wore a funny costume!
Sure she had a great time!
Kisses and hugs

Cocoa the Beagle said...

What a big and lovely pumpkin! Your girl looks good in the custome Dannan! We don't have Halloween over here :-(

Cocoa and Barley

Winterdark said...

Cool Dannan! Way Cool! I've figured out a way to handle mix breed dogs so don't worry Dannan, there's room for you in the game! Thanks for mentioning it btw.

Mango said...

Your girl looks familiar. I think I saw her in the hallway (at least momma said it was a dust bunny).

Did she carve that pumpkin? We are too uncoordinated for that. I have been examining your nose very carefully. Can't wait for the contest.


Lady Kaos said...

A dust bunny? That's hilariuos!!!! My sides hurt from laughing so much. She sure is creative!!!!

Joe Stains said...

We think your girl looks totally cute as a dust bunny!! It is a unique idea, way better than the usual boring costumes!! The nose pics were a little woozy causing :)