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Our dogs almost drown in Tennessee

September 29, 2009
Photo by Kimberly Barnett 2009

Photo by Kimberly Barnett 2009

The rain was relentless in Nashville this year. The Tennessee State Fair started on September 11th and ran through the 20th. The only day of sunshine was the first two days of the fair. It rained cats and dogs throughout the fair after the opening weekend. The wet weather did detour a lot of people from attending the fair this year. However, for others it did not matter. Many came sporting their rain jackets, ponchos, and umbrellas. We were asked to move our shows indoors on a few occasions; whereby, we produced a very fun trick dog show on their entertainment stage.

The below video was filmed by the local rescue group called “Rock N Acres Rescue”. This footage was taken on a drizzly 9:20pm evening show. The grass was extremely wet so we had to be very careful with the dogs. Even though it was a bit slippery the dogs did incredible!

Action Jackson was glad to finally see the sun again as he hated getting his paws wet.  His first time on the wet field was hilarious! He ran out with his typical enthusiasm, then after getting about half way out on the field he made a sudden stop. He proceeded to walk slowly with his paws lifted up while looking up at me. If he could talk he would have been saying, “Whoa! Wait a second here.. you expect me to perform in this”? It was a classical moment and the look on his face was priceless. The audience even thought it was quite comical. After his initial shock he quickly ignored the soggy field and proceeded to do his signature tricks and stunts.

The Tennessee State Fair staff was a pleasure to work with and made our stay quite comfortable. A & W Southern Sod Farms sponsored our show and provided a very safe and lush grass area for us.  They built up our area a foot off the ground which helped divert the water that pooled around our performance area. It was fun being apart of the entertainment lineup next to Keith King and his “King BMX Stunt Show”. We also enjoyed free homemade ice cream from a local vendor and had some home cooked food from Chef Laundry’s cooking show.

We would like to thank everyone that came out to brave the weather and support the Tennessee State Fair! Thank you for having us Nashville and we hope to see you all again soon.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Alycia permalink
    October 1, 2009 2:11 pm

    Awesome show dogs did great even with the wet weather.

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