Friday, May 18, 2012

Kilts and K-9s

I had the opportunity to attend a Celtic Festival recently. I've never been to one before, but D2 was competing in a harp competition. I enjoyed all the sights and sounds. In this area, people take dogs to all sorts of events. I'm rather fond of leaving my pooches at home, but others didn't share my ideas on this.

I'm proud to announce that my precious D2 took 1st place and was given the title of "Harpist of the Day". Yay!

Let me share my day with you.
There was a parade of clans. Folks were either wearing their tartan colors
or costumes of the time.

There was an enormous marching band with bagpipes and drums. 
I believe there were close to 200 people in this band. The sound
was so powerful that it gave me goose bumps. Do geese get "people

The band marched away, but the sound went on.

This lovely sheltie showed her tartan.

Help, help! Someone took my kilt! A corgi without his kilt.

Some crazy lady, with a point and shoot camera, was
taking pictures of a funny bumper sticker!

This greyhound proudly displayed her kilt.

Somebody else wasn't as happy with the event.

This band marched this way and that. Whoa! There they are again!
Notice the sign that says Harp and Fiddle? The driver, who was 
supposed to deliver us to the correct building for the competition,
didn't notice the sign. I was sitting on the back of a truck holding on to my
 daughter's harp for dear life while I slid around on the surface of the truck bed.
We drove in circles for a VERY long time. Hey, if you noticed the sign,
 maybe you should drive next time. I'll keep you in mind. Thanks!:)

This lovely didn't need a kilt. Isn't she beautiful?

Love at first sight for me! This is Shamus and Braun. They're Irish Wolfhounds.
They were some of the biggest dogs I've ever seen. I wanted to take them home.
Hmm. Husband or Wolfhounds? That's a tough one.

There were Celtic games. This fellow was throwing a tree trunk.
Hmm. Explain that one to your chiropractor!

I had a great time with my sister and my daughter. 

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  1. I would love this! Why don't I venture out more? Hmmm.

    Love the dogs in kilts. Cute overload!

    Thanks for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week, Patrice!

  2. I would have loved to have gone with y'all to this event! It looks like so much fun- even with the crazy camera lady...LOL I'm so happy that your harpist took first! Please congratulate her for me! We take Tucker as many places as we can but he's easy. I have a puppy carrier--much like a baby carrier--that straps on us and we carry know, so he won't get stepped on. :) Tuck would probably rather stay at home.

  3. I love going to things like this. I love hearing the 'skirl' of the bagpipes!
    They used to have Scottish Games near where we lived in SC. We tried to go almost every year.

  4. Oh...congrats to D2! Hooray!
    No pictures?

  5. congrats to your daughter! awesome! dogs in kilts? not so much. wolfies? absolutely!

  6. Wow that was awesome, I have never seen one of those things either. The dogs were great. I loved the bumper sticker.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. I love Celtic festivals though I haven't been able to go to one for a few years. And I simply adore bagpipes! They're so haunting and beautiful.

    Stopping over from Finding Joy :) Love the name of your blog!

  8. Tossing the caber.... we do that! (Er...well, not me personally, but you know what I mean!)

    Soooo well done to your daughter, Patrice. I think the sound of the harp is so, so beautiful.

    Oh, and that Sheltie.... gor-geous :))
    A x

  9. Oh and I forgot to say about the pipe band.... Oh, yes, that gives me goosebumps every. single. time.

  10. There's a Celtic Festival near us this weekend, too. Must be the time of year for them. HOPE you have a great one!!

  11. Hi Patrice, This look a lot like the festival up in Estes Park every year. In fact, there is a Celtic store in town that has three Irish Wolfhounds that are in the store every day. Being of Irish heritage, I would love to go to a festival but it is so expensive just to get in the gates that we've passed on it.
    Thanks for sharing; have a great weekend.

  12. What a wonderful day!
    I've been to a highland games and have to admit that the 'skirl of the pipes' bought me to tears.

  13. What a great festival! congratulations to you daughter. Love the bagpipes and the dogs!

  14. Looks like you had a very interesting day. And a very talented daughter.

  15. CUTE! I love Irish Wolfhounds too! And I love the tree trunk throwing. They have an Irish Festival about an hour from here.... I am officially going this year!

  16. It sounds like a load of fun. So many different dogs to see and the kilts, oh my...I hope it wasn't a windy day. :-)

  17. Congratulations to your daughter. What a fun way to spend your time making memories. Love those photos of the dogs in kilts, giggle. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things linky party xo

  18. Its great to witness a band wearing on kilts and playing bagpipes. I think that everyone are interested to witness the beautiful music their bagpipes made. I think that those loves very lovely and cool pet at home.


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