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This Just In — First Puppy Up Report from New Milford, CT

Posted by Erich Trapp on November 7, 2010

New Milford Inaugural 2 Million Dogs puppy up! Walk, November 7, 2010

by Dot Drobney

Finley, my Golden Retriever, can read me like a book.  He knew, from the moment we got up this morning, that there was something good going on. He got a good brushing, I added his Puppy Up! bandanna, filled a bag with goodies and my camera, then off we went with our friend Laurel and her little Portuguese Water Dog, Iggy.  It was almost a two-hour drive to New Milford from our little town in the ‘Quiet Corner’ of CT, but well worth the drive.  The excitement was palpable as dogs and owners began arriving at the park in New Milford for the inaugural 2 Million Dogs walk!  After sign-in and the gathering of the many treat/food samples, and our new Puppy Up! bandanna, we were ready to begin.

Meeting and greeting

A smaller group than Boston, but with all the same enthusiasm…people and dogs took to the streets of New Milford.   Kindly police officers held up traffic at the busy intersections, and beautiful (if windy) weather accompanied us on the walk!  Block after block we walked, with people calling to us out their car windows, and wondering where all the dogs came from!  Such positive energy, and such a great crowd!!  And so many new friends to make, canine and human…and one special pair of old friends, and their dogs, from Puppy Up! in Boston.  Can’t wait for next year!!

Dot said there were 100 dogs and their owners, so it was quite a sight

Photography by Dorothy Drobney. You can see more of her work here.

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