Last night after work my friends Mary and Heather and I gathered up our dogs (4 in all) and walked downtown to the Nine Zero hotel where they were having "Mutts and Martinis" a benefit for the Animal Rescue League. It was supposed to be a night of drinking, eating, and mingling with mutts. They were even going to have a dog psychic reader. Finally - I'd be able to find out what Molly really thought of me! :) We had been looking forward to it all week.
But when we arrived, panting dogs in tow, we were told it was SOLD OUT!! Funny how the flyer neglected to mention that you could buy tickets in advance! We were so disapointed, as were many other people who were turned away at the door. Boo!!
Since we'd walked all the way down and the dogs needed water (and we needed alcohol) we decided to have our own mutts and martinis party at local Irish pub Kinsale. Luckily, they were nice enough to let us gather around an outside table and eat appetizers and drink sangria while the dogs hung out under the table, poking their noses out to beg every once in a while. There was another couple there too who'd been turned away at the door so it did seem like a little festive party.
It turned out to be a fun night after all, though we were disapointed not to get into the benefit. Supposedly they're having another in September. We'll definitely buy our tickets early this time!!
Anyway - here's a photo of us with our dogs at Kinsale. (Click on it for a larger version.) Note all the water the dogs spilled on the ground!! They're very sloppy drinkers.