Monday, July 13, 2015

Dog Day Of Summer Event

Our Rodeo post last week did not go out to our reader's feeder.
We hope you all get this one!
The 8th Annual Dog Day of Summer Event was held at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum.
 A unique 733-acre combination cemetery, park, outdoor museum, and arboretum that welcomes visitors and guests to experience over 44 miles of winding roads, 15 serene lakes, a 10-acre woodland preserve, and an amazing collection of architecture, sculpture, and horticulture. 
It is recognized as a US National Historic Landmark.
The Norman Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery was constructed in 1880. It is fashioned in the Romanesque revival style and boasts several beautiful stained glass windows.
Lee has attended several services here for people who have donated their body to science.
The chapel sits by the entrance. 
 Oh the dogs are arriving and I had to meet and greet everybody.

We were setup in the nice shade with watering stations and pools. 

I liked sitting here because the television stations that were at the event kept taking my picture.
Sadly it was this pretty sheltie's owner who got badly bitten over and over which I talked about in my post two weeks ago.
Lee has searched the news stations and papers and like so many news storys they never cover the end of the story.

Come on over and see me.  I love everybody.

Fifteen serene lakes.

This section of the cemetery is dedicated to veterans.
This section is dedicated to the little ones who only had a few minutes or days on earth.

The Dexter Mausoleum is a private, family mausoleum, often mistaken for one of Spring Grove's three chapels. Dexter was a English immigrant - a "whiskey baron." His mausoleum was intended to resemble a Gothic Revival "funerary monument." Designed in 1869, it boasts the only two symmetrical buttresses in Cincinnati. It is registered as a historical landmark.
This is a unique 733-acre combination cemetery, park, outdoor museum, and arboretum.

Now Lee wants to talk about the dog fight that happened.  
The more she replays the event  in her mind and thinks about the dog we called a Husky, we think it was a hybrid dog.  We have several breeders close to Cincinnati.  We had met one at Julip Park and Sweet William had the same reaction of sniffing the wind and jumping into Lee's arms.  Our friend Janet knew a family who had a hybrid and sadly they had to put it down at age six when it became aggressive to its family just like this dog was.  This dog's fur was more wolf like and it had a smaller than normal rib cage and a slanted hind quarters.

Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The  Scot


  1. I just love looking at your beautiful city. You have so many wonderful parks and building. Did you get to have some fun the the water pools? The new media is the same all over. They start a story but most of them they never follow up. I hope that woman was not hurt to badly.
    Your friend, Bentley

    1. It was sheltie's Dad. He was bitten badly in the face arm and leg. He had torn skin terribly. He was taken away in an ambulance.

  2. We too just love seeing pictures of the beautiful public spaces in your city. We're guessing it was hot for the Dog Day of Summer. Were you on the telly Sweet William then? Are you now famous and a big celebrity?
    Toodle pip!

    1. Yes here is the video again

  3. We see your post! Hurray!!! I thought it might just be a temporary glitch. So happy to see all these pictures of these wonderful dogs.

  4. How beautiful it was! And I hate the owner got hurt...that stinks.
    Are you super friendly? Maddie is too. She loves and loves. Well she loves good people. People that suck? She runs from lol.

  5. it does look like a wonderful event but sad it ended of a sour note

  6. Oh wow that event looks barktastic. Mom loves old historic places.

  7. That's such a beautiful much to see and enjoy. So sad about the dogfight. Really put a damper on the day.

  8. What a lovely place! too bad it was marred by the aggressive dog. We saw you on the news video!
    we sure hope the sheltie owner is OK
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. Anything that would hurt Sugar Billy is public enemy number one for us.

  10. What a beautiful place to hang out. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Absolutely beautiful and I love the photo of you sitting on the chapel steps. I giggled a little at all the pools and water bowls the event had put out. I hope no dogs got them confused.

    Aroo to you,

  12. Oh, those are absolutely beautiful pics Sugar Billy!!! ☺
    And, OMD, I don't knows how I missed the other postie of the big doggie fight, butts OMD!!!! I am so glads you jumped into Lee's arms! Scary indeed!!! HolyCrap! I don' t know why peeps think that every dog should go to dog parks and dog events. Some doggies get freaked out by all the stimulation. Now, sadly, those dogs and peeps are gonna have to pay the price for the owners ignorance. Thanks for the update.
    Oh, and I saw you in the news clip!!! Can I gets you pawtograph???
    Ruby ♥

  13. Sweet William, you look mighty handsome in your pictures!! That looked like a nice place to be.

    Ziggy Out!!

  14. You live in an aroooootiful city Sweet William.
    Wally& Sammy

  15. I like the meow-soleum, it's a place I rather would avoid on howl-o-ween, bet there lives a ghost or two...
    I'm still so sorry for the dog-fight you saw at this event, I hope for a happy end, although it sounds more like serious trouble for the owner of the husky/wolf/hybrid owner...but maybe it is a good sign that there were no additional news?
    easy rider

  16. Hari OM
    What a gorgeous place!!! So very sorry to hear about the nasty business though. It is true that owners of such doggies are often in denial about the behaviours - they are usually not in charge at home either, having let their pup become the Alpha. That said, sometimes circumstances just trigger something and there is nothing to be done. How horrible for all concerned, but am so very glad that you were safe SW...
    (Tried to watch the article but am blocked by 'security police' - that's what it said!!!)
    Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx


      Hari OM
      Thank you so much for coming back with a fresh link - it worked this time...though am on my tablet now and it is timed to the UK - Voovoo the Vaio is still on India time which may have caused some blockage...

      Oh you are so handsome Sweet William!!! It certainly looked a fabulous day - just such a shame it was marred by the incident of the bitey doggy.

      Lots of love, Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  17. We must have missed the story about the sheltie, oh what beautiful pictures you shared wif us to day and the stories that went along with them, we sure enjoyed it.
    stella rose

  18. How sad that a fun event turned so bad.

    The Florida Furkids

  19. Looks like a lovely event, Sweet Will! My mum likes to run in the old cemetery where we live.

    Edgar and his mum

  20. What a neat way to use the park like site of a cemetery!
    Too bad there was sadness and violence at your supposed to be fun event...

    Loved seeing you in all those pics!

  21. How beautiful! I'd love to spend some time there.

    Monty and Harlow

    (this might post twice - my first comment got eaten!)

  22. Sw. William what a beautiful day for this fun outing.
    My peeps have been away so we are trying to catch up
    Hugs madi and mom

  23. Looks like a great location and event (except for the aggressive dog). Hope everyone had fun and is OK.

  24. Looks like a good day for a doggy meetup :)


  25. What a fun doggie day! We hope the injured doggies are on their road to recovery!

  26. Oh Sweet William it looks like you had fun. Glad you were safe. Hope the man is ok and they do something about those bad dogs or hybrid dog. Some animals are just not meant to be out in public.