Who's cooler than your dog? Nobody. Maybe you should hang out with more dogs. Break all your stupid human plans, grab the leash and make tracks to Woofstock on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Halvorsen Park for a day of bonding and raising cash for the Sequoia Humane Society. In honor of the event's 20th anniversary (that's 140 in dog years), admission is $5 per human, $10 for families of up to six and free for pooches.
You can register and join the Mutt Strut at the Old Town Gazebo at 10 a.m. (donation) and be serenaded by the John David Young Conspiracy when the canine and human parade to the park starts at 10:30 a.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. at Halvorsen Park, where there'll be plenty to do, eat and sniff.
Cut loose in the Doggie Fun Zone's obstacle course and take some action shots of your buddy's moves. And what says besties like photo booth snapshots and fur tattoos? (Don't worry, it's pet-safe paint that washes out, unlike that stamp you got in Cabo. Come to think of it, where was Fido to talk you out of that?) More showing off is encouraged at 3 p.m. during the contests for Best Costume, Best Kiss, Best Tail Wag and Best Trick. Mind you, those are all for the dogs. But you can get in on the Best Look-alike if you've got the stuff.
— Jennifer Fumiko Cahill