Join us this Saturday, April 25th starting at 2pm to enjoy the easy, breezy music of Elliott Ranney. We’ll be out in the wine garden if the weather is nice, or in the wine cellar if it’s raining, so don’t let the weather scare you away.
Here’s a little preview of what to expect:
Looking forward to seeing you all here this weekend – cheers!
This year’s Wine and Woof festival was better than ever, and I just had to share the highlights. This is a picture intensive post, but I think you’ll really enjoy perusing all the fun from this past Saturday!
We started the day with licensed massage therapist Diane Engelsdorfer. She demonstrated the Tellington T Touch method of pet message for guests while they tried the methods out on their dogs. Diane showed how to do each of the different movements on Maggie, a 6-year-old Staffordshire Terrier.
After Diane finished up, several guests and their dogs took a short wagon ride over to Murphy’s Place farm where Crystal Earhart showed off her three breeds of herding dogs. The photo above features her most experienced dog, Ember. Ember was able to not only herd goats from one end of the pasture over to the area where we were all standing, but she also kept the goats walking slowly back and forth in front of all the guests before moving them back to where they belonged.
The wagon rides were a great opportunity to chat with each other and find out about the other dogs that were visiting. It was also where I caught a few wonderful moments between owners and their pooches!
Back at the winery, we were all entertained by a ukelele duo out of St. Louis called the Flea Bitten Dawgs. They played a variety of songs and convinced everyone that, yes, pretty much any song is appropriate for a ukelele!
Another highlight this year was an agility course and demonstrations led by Jessi Queen of Canine Connections. She set up her equipment and brought along four of her Shelties to show off how to run the obstacles. Then anyone who wanted to learn, could bring their own dogs onto the course and work on the obstacles too.
Jane & Chuck brought over a litter of Catahoula mix puppies for anyone looking for a new furry friend. They brought over 6 pups and were able to find homes for three of the puppies. The three at their feet in this photo are still available, just in case you are looking for a furry friend.
One home turned out to be Julie! She and Mike promptly named their pup Reginald, and he stayed by their side all weekend long.
Mike loved all the puppies and even carried them up to the agility course. They promptly fell asleep under the shade of the tree though, so we’re not sure about their future in agility.
As usual around here, our black lab mix, Pepe, was found at all the picnic tables having conversation and sharing cheese. Well, allowing guests to share their cheese with him is probably more accurate way to describe his activities! Matt and Bonnie kindly shared their snacks with our mooch.
Meanwhile this new-to-Peaceful-Bend pooch, Mysti, decided to give Pepe a run for his money with the chair-sitting trick!
Mugsy the bulldog mugged for the camera and then stole my heart.
To end the day, we held a dog costume contest. Wyatt the German Shepard, owned by Rockale, wouldn’t wear his costume, but we gave him third place for a good demonstration of how to keep from being the doggie version of a martini glass.
Kelly’s dog, Mack, won second for being about the cutest biker ever.
And Paco the chahuahua/pirate won first for his intricate outfit.
I want to thank everyone who came out on Saturday. You and your dogs made this one of our favorite events of the year. We couldn’t have done it all without Connie helping in the salesroom, so another thanks goes out to her. And a huge thanks to Diane, Crystal, and Jessi for all their efforts to make the day informative and fun!
If you’d like to see more of the action and dogs, check out the facebook album. I hope you all can join us next year for our next Wine and Woof Fest. Cheers!
I am getting really excited for Saturday’s Wine & Woof Fest! This is a rain-or-shine event, although some of the schedule and locations may be changed up a bit depending on the weather. The Flea Bitten Dawgs will definitely play starting at 2pm, no matter what. And be sure to come up with a dog costume, as we’ll be hosting a doggie costume contest at 5pm in the wine cellar. I have some great prizes for your pooch to win!
Dogs are welcome, or just come and enjoy others’ dogs and all the fun that we’re offering that afternoon. I’ll have sandwiches, salads, and snack foods available in the tasting room along with our wine (and public house beer), but you’re also welcome to bring in your own picnic too. For more information about the Wine & Woof Festival, click here. Can’t wait to see you!