It was a beautiful day for walking outside with a doggie … and several hundred Columbians did that downtown Saturday as part of Bark to the Park, the annual fundraiser for the local pet rescue shelter Pawmetto Lifeline. My friend and work colleague Bess invited me to join her team and help her walk her two dogs, Buddy and Pickles. Buddy was friendly and enjoyed nosing around the other dogs; Pickles was, ahem, overstimulated by all the excitement. But both behaved well and didn’t foul the streets!
The walk was led by the local police canine unit.
Buddy, ever sociable, was ready for his closeup:
Pickles wouldn’t consent to having a picture made by himself; we had to catch him in an unguarded moment.
The State newspaper has a great roundup of photos.