Sunday, September 07, 2008

MatterPics / Do The Puyallup

Last weekend, Kali and Kitty got into another fight (what is it with these dogs?). Luckily it was a holiday weekend so I was able to keep Kitty inside the next two days while she recovered from getting her right rear leg chomped near her hip. The bite was pretty superficial, but she bruised pretty badly and had trouble moving around. Here I had coaxed her for a walk:

Getting up the stairs was the hardest part. She seemed frustrated and embarrassed that she needed help. Scott crawled up the stairs next to her so she wouldn't feel bad:

We're happy to say that she seems to have pretty fully recovered and is spending her days in the backyard with the other dogs again. So today Scott and I went on the road looking for adventure. We found it in Puyallup.

The Puyallup Fair is an annual event - and a pretty big one, too.

A prizewinning vegetable display:

A 1,034 pound pumpkin:

Fair fashion:

Lots of military down presence here:

A man carving giant pumpkins. They were really very cool. The one he's working on is all cats:

There was a booth for a place named "BJ's" that sold hair extensions. They also sold this t-shirt:

Fair fashion #2. At least the bad shoes matched the bad leggings under the bad dress:

We walked past this ride where people paid to be brought up about a hundred feet in the air, then dropped part way, brought up a little again dropped again ... it's called "The Tower of Stupidity" or something like that:

What's a fair without a trip to the Livestock Barns?


There were lots of these around:

Cow taking a shower:

Baby chicks:

I guessed a song correctly and won a prize - purple Mardi Gras beads and a pen:

What's a fair - especially in the Pacific Northwest - without a Native American band?

Rides and things:

It's Scooter!!!!!

Time to eat ... mmmm, barbecue ...

Scooter wants ribs:

Mmmmm ...

After eating pork ribs and BBQ pork sandwich, we saw these seven-day-old piglets:

Then the drive home, with this view of Mount Rainier behind us:

Now we're home - exhausted and a little sunburned. I think a hot shower and fresh sheets on the bed sound good. I hope everything had a good weekend!


A Lewis said...

I can't believe you left out the hot Fair Scones! (They do still have those, don't they???). And that poor little doggy....wish I were there to kiss it all better.

Sizzle said...

I almost went to the fair today!

peter said...

If Scooter is looking for a new header for his blog, then you've found it!

Sorted Lives said...

Awesome pics! Glad y'all had a great time.

TankMontreal said...

Looks like fun. I'm jealous. We'd prolly have to drive pretty far away from here to find a fair like that.

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha I'm still laughing at the I love BJ's shirt ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the humor that you added with the pics. That t-shirt would be a sure seller at any gay event. The chicks remind me of my mother's yearly egg hatching project she did for her students. And how fitting that Scooter should pose at that ride! Looking forward to tomorrow's post based on what you and I shared about the event last year.