Saturday, September 12, 2009

Camera Critters

Another post from the Virginia Scottish Games and Festival we attended last weekend.

The Kennel Club recognizes twelve breeds of dog as being Scottish.

Bearded Collie
Cairn Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Deerhound
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Rough Collie and Smooth Collie
Scottish Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Skye Terrier
West Highland White Terrier

According to Scottish tradition, the sound of a dog barking or howling was a bad omen.
I am very happy to say that no dogs were barking or howling at The Parade of Dogs. In fact, nothing could be heard over the sound of those bagpipes.

We saw many little dogs that day and they all got along very well, except for one minor argy-bargy between a Dacshund and a Westie when we were sitting on the grass under the shade of a tree eating our fish and chips. I was so startled I almost dropped a chip! The Dacshund barked at the Westie when he walked by and I think was scared by the sudden appearance of the Westie who had been obscured by his human companion. They had a little back and forth and gave each other a royal telling off. Otherwise all the blessed little darlings that we saw were very well behaved.





There were many in traditional clothing.

I couldn't choose just one photo. This model of the tartan gave me several. I think she was telling me that this was her best side.

Or maybe it was this side, I can't remember and I think she got a little confused too.

Another very traditional outfit.

And here's a video at the start of the parade.

video


Camera Critters is another wonderful meme created by Misty Dawn and hosted by Misty and Tammy. You can find other critter photos by clicking here.


42 comments:

Kay said...

I do believe the doggie outfits are the cutest things... next to the dogs that is.

magiceye said...

a dog day afternoon!

diane said...

They make a lovely site all on parade, looking all spruced up and charming. I love their little kilts.I like the Collie dogs.

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful day. I just love all the dog photos. I just lvoe dogs.

jabblog said...

What fun! I love bagpipes though we had one memorable dinner in the mess when the pipes went round - and round - and round at the end of a fairly long formal dinner. The men were bursting but couldn't leave the table before the pipers had finished!

Viola said...

So many nice dogs and even dressed in Scottish traditional clothes :) Fun to see both the photos and the video clip :) Have a nice weekend! :)

Pam said...

That is by far the cuties parade of furry critters I have ever been privileged to watch. Lovely photos!


I also liked your post below for 9-11, It was very touching...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Denise, Great photos of the Scottish festival.. Looks like perfect weather and a great time by all... I love seeing the little dogs all dressed up. So cute!!!!!

I enjoyed your 9/11 pictures also. We all should NEVER forget that horrible tragedy. I wrote in today's blog where George and I were on 9/11/01.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

mountain.mama said...

What a fun event!

ProdigalWife said...

And they say Americans aren't whimsical! Never heard of this event, but it sounds quite wonderful, thanks for sharing the dog photos. We live right by a high school with a big Scottish event each year, but don't think they have dressed up dogs!

tricia said...

I had no idea so many dog breeds originated in Scotland. Love the 'model'. Great shots. Thanks for another wonderful tour I wouldn't have been able to take without you.

Ebie said...

Denise! This a parade of beauties! You always have great posts and you have a great eye in photography! I had one skirt almost the same pattern and colors of the kilts. Hehehe! but that was a long time a ago. Enjoy your weekend!

Grace Olsson said...

Hi dear, thanks for your visit. I was travelling and only NOW I am visiting the friends.

have a nce weekend
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Luna said...

A wonderful parade! Cool post Denise!
purrs, love and Happy Camera Critters!
Luna

Margaret Cloud said...

This is such a darling post, love all the dogs and their costumes, thanks for sharing this fun day with us, wish we had something like that around here. Hope your weekend is going great and thank you for stopping by.

meandering pearl said...

what an adorable dog!!!
kind wishes

Tammy said...

They are all so beautiful! I love the little costumes!

imac said...

Fine Scottish Post y friend.

JD and Max said...

Oh wow, what wonderful photos. As Kay said those outfits are ALMOST as cute as the doggies themselves! Wonderful post - thanks! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Carletta said...

What a fun post Denise!
Love the little doggie kilts!

Kay said...

Great looking dogs. I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow morning, but I should have internet at the suite we've booked so I'll be in touch.

Kay

Coca Cutie said...

Sooooo cute!!!!!!!!

Anya said...

Amazing shots from the Scottish festival.. .... LOL
Special those doggies with clothes on ..... LOL
So CUTE and funny :))))

Snap said...

That is quite a festival! I loved the photos of the Scottish dog -- and all dressed up. They put my wardrobe to shame!

Norm said...

wow! fabulous series of expensive dogs, they are all adorable, happy weekend...

Glennis said...

That sweet tartan doggie outfit is wonderfully made and looks so Scotch to me. The dear little dog knows he looks sensational too! Nice shots of all the pooches.

Hildegarde said...

Twelve breeds as Scottish : interesting, I didn't realize that.

Kilauea Poetry said...

You had me rolling..I've never seen anything like this- Absolutly adorable..and you capped it with a video with bagpipes! Ha
Hey, thanks for the sweet words of encouragement too! They mean so much-hope you have a wonderful weekend as well-

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: Very cute post with the dog parade.

Tabib said...

Lovely dogs parade.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Just now getting the chance to read your post today, (after working), those dogs remind me of when I used to enter my little corgi in the garden fete's around home....I just loved the atmosphere and excitement.
What a wonderful place to visit Denise, I just think Scottish music and traditions are so wonderful, I miss the Scottish dancing...

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

There's something about seeing men in skirts! I just love seeing men in kilts.
And I like the outfits on the doggies too - very cute.

Tulip said...

how cute they are joining the parade, i love the one wearing a kilt, so cute.

Manz said...

What an enlightening and fun camera critter post!

Love the model of the tartan.. and her best side :)

Minie said...

wonderful shots of dog's parade, i love their outfit and i was fascinated with different kinds of breed.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I never knew there were so many kinds of terrier dogs! I'm going to share this blog with my sister-in-law. She will enjoy the photographs of the dogs.

Squirrel said...

Great post! I've always loved dogs in costumes.

nonizamboni said...

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the parade! And I'd not seen doggie kilts but there's a time for everything. Love these working dogs.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Marvelous photos and wonderful post! I'm glad you decided to share ALL these lovely critters in their regalia ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Craver Vii said...

Nothing could be heard over the sound of bagpipes... ain't that the truth! Smart looking doggies there! But I feel sorry for the ones that got dressed up. I can't imagine a dog has any dignity left after that.

lisaschaos said...

I love them all and the cute lil outfits! I just love plaid! I must be Scottish at heart!

Denise said...

Thank you so much for all the great comments everyone. Have a wonderful weekend.