BY DAVID WELTON
Oct. 27, 2014
On Saturday, Oct. 25 Whidbey mutts dressed up and competed for prizes at the ninth annual Mutt Strut at Historic Bayview Corner. Judges debated the merits of the costumes and tricks of the dogs and humans complete with embellishment by the entertaining emcee Jim Freeman. This annual event is sponsored by Goosefoot.
Larry Johnson embarrassed his daughter Kayla by dressing as a dog. He won a special prize, a gift certificate to Neil’s Clover Patch, and told her he will go in costume. We hope to see more photos of that occasion.
They score a 4 and a 6 from the judges, emcee Jim Freeman says that makes them ten.
The judges confer about the awards. Prizes include 44 pound sacks of dog food and treats from local pet supply stores. Prizes were awarded for best dog costume, best trick, best celebrity dog, & best owner/dog costume combo).
The Chihuahua has to climb a ladder to get into his baby carriage when clowning duties are over.
Koa the golden retriever and Buddy the pug accompany Gail and Brian of Vino Amore Wine Shop in Freeland.
(All photos and commentary by David Welton)
Read more about the Mutt Strut from blogger Les McCarthy.
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