The only downer for the parade was that the only way to get there (without driving 20 miles out of our way) was to go down the same road where we usually meet Grafton. Gimme got more and more excited, thinking that was where we were headed. When I actually passed the last possible turn, she shrieked in her highest teenage girl voice to let me know I'd missed the turn. She was certain I was just dazed and needed a reminder to turn.
Gimme has always liked Andrew Barkis; he's running for county commissioner. Andrew is one of those people she is perfectly content to sit beside and have her picture taken - no holding her, no bribes... just hanging with her buddy Andrew. They say dogs are good judges of character and I agree. Clearly she has good taste; I like him too.
This is our whole group, getting ready for the parade to start. Gimme thought this parade was especially nice because there was a lot more candy being thrown than there were children to snatch it up. Much as I tried to stop her - she was able to gobble on the fly and got a number of tootsie rolls and such. I thought she might end the day with a bellyache because of the dietary indiscretions.
This last picture is Gimme with state Senator Randi Becker. We support Randi wholeheartedly. She's a very nice lady and a great senator.
I've been promising a video of Gimme and Grafton playing. Here's a short clip I discovered on my computer. Young love is such a joy to behold (especially to us two doting Moms).