23rd Annual Bark in the Park!

by Fran Byers

On Sunday, October 12, Clark “B” Park was the site of more than 25 canine contests. After being postponed from Saturday for rainy weather, Sunday’s weather was gorgeous. Several activities were going on simultaneously in the park, so contestants arrived at the bowl gradually. However, the rivalries became spirited as more competitors appeared. Many thanks to D.L. Wormley Casson and judges Cindy Roberts, Christine Nelson, Janet Lewis and Andy Cole. Dr. David Littlejohn of O’Neal Animal Hospital was unable to be present on Sunday.

Each contest winner was given a dog toy and a bag of Iams kibble, as usual, in addition to a sample package of extraordinary dog treats donated by Neil Sprafkin called “MyDoggy” all-natural soft-baked cookies (www.mydoggy.com, 315-753-0520). A large package of MyDoggy treats was one of two dog-related raffle prizes that ended the event. A fine time was had by all!

2014 Results:

Category Winner Owner
Youngest dog Cocoa – 15 weeks Gabriel DiFelice
Oldest dog Esteban – 15 years Stephanie Seifert
Tallest dog Jake Eva Jacobs
Shortest dog Mango – 12 inches Stephanie Seifert
Longest legs – tie Austen Janet Lewis and Andy Cole
Jake Eva Jacobs
Shiniest coat Atticus Ella Serpell
Longest ears Jake Eva Jacobs
Smallest ears Esteban – 2.5 inches Stephanie Seifert
Shortest tail Levi Eva Jacobs
Longest tail – tie Atticus Ella Serpell
Jake Eva Jacobs
Most spots Skyler Alessandra and Sylvia Brown
Most stripes no winner
Curliest tail Atticus Ella Serpell
Longest fur Molly Carol Coccagna
Shortest nose Levi Eva Jacobs
Longest nose – tie Lola Vivian Zauhar
Nell Janet Lewis and Andy Cole
Highest-pitched bark no winner – dogs barked later, but not during competition
Lowest-pitch bark no winner
Fastest runner Cassidy Adam Comigliaro
Highest jumper Cassidy Adam Comigliaro
Best catcher of Frisbee no winner
Best catcher of ball Jake Eva Jacobs
Best catcher of stick Nell Janet Lewis and Andy Cole
Best trick Austen – fetch and other commands Janet Lewis and Andy Cole
Silliest trick Levi – dancing dog Eva Jacobs
Owner and dog look-alike Lola Vivian Zauhar
Two dog look-alike in same family Austen and Nell Janet Lewis and Andy Cole
Two dog look-alike not in same family Dino and Lola Igor Burstyn and Vivian Zauhar
Best costume Esteban-Captain Kirk Stephanie Seifert
Raffle of “MyDoggy” Pumpkin Carob dog treats Nell and Austen Andy Cole
Raffle of basket of doggie goodies Ishtar Jen Locke

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