|White Dog and I had a conceptual Black/white thing going as we readied for the look alike competition.|
|Steve and Yo were working up a macho guys theme; the WDA was still fine tuning their accessories and attitude.|
|Our little March Hare, Oso, still missing his pocket watch was not too sure about the bunny ears...he became even less convinced at the Park where the gusting winds kep pulling and pushing at them.|
When we got out of Pumpkin at the Park, we thought we had made a mistake. There was no sign; there were no little booths; no registration table...only one lonely little food truck. The wind was gusting at over 40mph and the temperature was just above freezing. Steve discovered that registration was taking place in the lobby of the field house so we five pushed through the blasts of icy air that kept blowing poor Oso's adorable bunny ears flat against his back and went in to sign up. The lobby was tiny and the staff totally flustered by the weather since everything was to take place outdoors.
We went outside but it was too cold to stand around; we joined all of the other participants who had retreated to their cars and were sitting, engines idling waiting for the mile-long parade to begin.
YoYoMa has a terrible reaction to howling winds. Even at home he hides in the crate and shakes and whines. The wind was rocking the van and he was clearly getting very upset, which made Oso whimper. We still had nearly a half hour to wait for the beginning of the festivities.
A few more minutes convinced us that we were not the hardiest of inclement weather White Dogs...or humans. We left before the Event began, announcing we were all winners and stopping to bring home egg and bacon breakfast burritos for all.