Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chicagoing: West Fest Neighborhood Festival

It seems like every year, West Fest keeps getting bigger and better. This is one festival that we try to attend every year. This festival has something for everyone: live music, DJs, dog stuff and kid stuff, plus it is just down the street from us. Ms. M loves going to festivals, because there are great treasures to be found, like this empty beer cup. Lucky for her, but unlucky for us, there were dropped food and spilled beer everywhere on the festival grounds.
While many of the festival goers were people watching, we were busy animal watching. West Fest is one of the most dog friendly neighborhood festival.There are other animals besides dogs, here is Percy the iguana with her owner.
The only sad thing was that it rained on and off while we were at the festival. However, we were able to find a dry spot and the pooches waited nicely, while
it rained and all this was going on around them.
Eventually, Mr. B found a more comfortable spot on the sidewalk.
A is a big fan of carny food, and she really enjoyed the fine dining experience, which included our first ever elephant ear, courtesy of our friend, M.The best part of the festival were all the people that we met. There were so many people that came up to meet the pooches and it was nice that Wilma was so popular and we were able to talk to potential adopters.


Anonymous said...

Your first elephant ear? How in the world have you made it this far through life without one?? Those things are like little pieces of heaven!

Sounds like a great time! I hope Wilma found a future home while you were there!

Mia said...

I'm with the Coaches on this one!! How have you gotten this far in life and never had an elephant ear?!?!?!? Love them!! Looks like everyone had a good time despite the rain. Way to showcase Wilma!!!


Jess & Lilo

SusanA said...

Elephant ear...mmmMMMMM! I'm guessing that ground food was a big hit too. It can't be long until Wilma finds a forever home especially if she's able to meet people face-to-face.

Nubbin' Tails said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Sorry the rain put a damper on things.


Mr. Nubbin'

Zona said...

What in the world is an elephant ear... it sounds delicious!!!!! I'm off to ask mom to take us to a festival!!!


brooke said...

Ms. M! PBR! you should have at least looked for the good stuff! :)
Darwin would have been in heaven with beer cups and food on the ground!
Love Mr B sitting on the edge of the sidewalk!

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

I too also never heard of elephant ears. Neither have my humans. Is it a Chicago thing? What's it made of?

Looks like a lovely time. I enjoy festivals quite a bit myself.

wags, Lola

Rescued Pittie Family said...

Oh my God I am so jealous of how well behaved your kids are in public like that.
We have been taking ours out since we got them but they are no where near that well behaved.
Can I send my kids to your house for boot camp?

Two French Bulldogs said...

Wow you guys have some neat-o street festivals. You get to see the sights and meet new friends. We are not sure about Percy the alligator. Nutty. Well hope you had fun
Benny & Lily

Mary said...

I've never heard of an elephant ear. Is that a local food? It looks good though!

Getting Wilma out like that is the best way to get her adopted. How can someone pass her up when she's sitting there so politely in a big crowd of people? She sounds like a dream.

Anonymous said...

That looks like it was a TON of fun.

houndstooth said...

How have you lived all this time and never had an Elephant Ear?! It boggles the mind!

It looks like an awesome event! I hope somebody took a shine to Miss Wilma and she finds a home soon! I love that iguana!

Yvonne said...

Hey! I was thinking, if you're interested, that I could feature Wilma in an I'd Like You to Meet post so that my readers could see her and get know her and potentially adopt her! Just a thought, let me know!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Looks like a great event to attend!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo
& Uncle Puppy

Anonymous said...

How very much fun! You guys are always going and going!

I likes how Most Wonderfully beautiful Miss Wilma has fit into your pack. Me and my mom just luvs her sweet little face. It's so smoochable!

Wiggles & Wags,

Kari in Alaska said...

Did you say first ever elephant ear? You have been missing out!

Kate said...

I've never heard of an elephant ear either ... and now I feel like I'm missing out!

The Daily Pip said...

Sorry I missed this fest - looks like fun! I love carnival food too, but it doesn't always love me back ...

Your pal, Pip

Meeka said...

Looks like you pups had a fun time.
Elephant ears look familiar, think they are called somethin else here in SoCal.

koko said...

Hi Ms. M and Mr. B... and not forgetting Wilma too. Thanks for dropping by and I'm glad to know you. There's so much happening at Chicago and I look forward to read more of your adventures. Bless you for taking Wilma in as a foster... ohh I saw a sharpei in the crowd picture too :)

Licks, hero

the booker man said...

once you have an elephant ear you can't go back! ;)
looks like it was a great festival, despite the rain!

Martine said...

I think that big black pup with the up ears is what Captain would be if he was a large dog!

Sounds like a fun time was had by all!

Lindsay said...

What well-behaved dogs! Keep up the good work with them! I definitely have "foster fever" now!

Kitty+Coco said...

That festival looks super cool. We love dog-friendly places like that. Gosh, I bet Wilma attracted lots of attention with her two sidekicks there.
My grandpawrent (we call him Pops) owns a flea market and there is carny food galore there! Want to come for a visit? Hello funnel cake and homeade fried pies.

Kitty and Coco

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