Ha roo, pups and cool cats! It's me, Zim! As Dave mentioned yesterday, the Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo are in full swing! Dave knows how much I love to commune with other animals, so he said he'd guard the house while Mom and I hit the fair grounds. Is he a nice brother or what? Mom and I headed out in the morning, while it was still cool. Relatively cool.
Here we are, arriving at the fair grounds:
|"Oh, BOY! How exciting!"|
There was lots to see! I'll show you part of the pix we took today and part tomorrow. Let's get over there!
The first guys I got to see were some horses!
I walked by very calmly, just so they could get used to me and to see if anyone was interested in meeting me. They had a nice area for beverages, so I thought I'd hang out over there.
|"Meet you guys by the water cooler?"|
I don't like to stare directly at animals when I first meet them. That can be viewed as aggressive, and I don't like to scare anyone off.
It might not look like it to you, from the picture above, but I was communicating with those guys right in front of me. (Mom has no qualms taking me places like this because I am very well-mannered. She knows I wouldn't do anything to startle or tease the penned animals!)
|"Are you guys staying hydrated?"|
I reminded my new friends about staying hydrated. That reminded me ...
|Slurp, slurp, slurp...|
Even though it was cool out and we weren't going to be walking around too long, Mom brought my canteen full of water for me. It was very refreshing!
Let's look around a little more!
They had lots of smaller animals in the covered areas, but I opted not to go over there. "Why not?" you might ask? Out of solidarity. Check this out:
That's right - a "No German Shepherds" sign. Can you believe that?!? Well, then I won't go over there, either! Ha-rumph!
Mom and I walked back over to where my horse friends were. Here are some shots she took of them:
|What a beauty!|
|Mom liked this grouping!|
|My friends at the water cooler!|
And for today, we'll leave you with this guy - he was totally in his Zen Zone:
I'm not sure if he was totally asleep, but he was one relaxed horse!
Tune in tomorrow for the rest of my adventure!