Canines get a splash of fun at Dog Days
By Erin Sauder For Sun-Times Media September 7, 2013 3:18PM
Updated: October 10, 2013 6:20AM
To beat Saturday’s heat, the pool was the place to be. But not just for those of the two-legged variety.
During the Dundee Township Park District’s Dog Days of Dundee, canines big and small could be found splashing away in baby pools set up in the dog play area.
A Golden Retriever named Noah, 6, was especially fond of them.
He loves water,” said owner Nicole Boulas of Huntley. “He gets in the bathtub at home and he’ll jump in the pool. He hates being hot. He lives in the water.”
Saturday’s sixth annual Dog Days of Dundee event, held at Randall Oaks Park, 1180 N. Randall Road, included contests, police dog demonstrations, music, rescue groups and specialty vendors. Free pet microchipping also took place.
Boulas heard about the canine festival via an advertisement and also brought along her boyfriend, Chase Lange.
“We love it,” she said. “It’s a great event and everyone loves their dogs.”
Jennifer Peterson, recreation supervisor for the Dundee Township Park District, said event attendance continues to grow.
“We’re very pleased with the showing this year,” she said. “We get more and more crowds out here each year.”
And it’s not just the canines having fun.
Lisa Wood of Carpentersville brought her dog, Molly, 2, to the event.
“I saw it advertised so I came to get her out in the play area,” she said.
As for her thoughts on the event, “I think it’s fabulous,” she said.
For the second year in a row, Tim and Lauren Kleimeyer of Sleepy Hollow brought their dogs, Westies named Lucy and Ethel.
“They enjoyed it and had a good time so we came back,” Tim Kleimeyer said.
“It’s lots of fun,” Lauren Kleimeyer said. “The dogs are enjoying seeing the other dogs.”