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Of course everyone and his dog had a dog at the country fair, so it would have been rude not to photograph some of them.  They had time trials for dogs to fetch a little bean bag which was fun to watch

That little doggy wanted the beanbag back when he’d done his run!

They like to meet up

they had a horse and hound display in the arena

I was really surprised when the announcer invited everyone in to pet the dogs! Considering they are trained to hunt and kill, it seemed a bit odd especially as the place was full of kids.

But they were really lovely and so gentle, the kids and the dogs, well just about everyone had a good huggy time

Sophie is wary of dogs, but Mentat and I piled in and Sophie followed as she wanted to get pictures of Mentat with the dogs.

I got accosted and Sophie took a couple of me and ‘my’ dog 🙂

it was over far too quickly!

This little puppy was tucked in his owner’s arms, so cute

just cuteness everywhere really

and they had a Novelty Dog competition which was fun

a very good day for doggies.

Stay tooned, we’ve still got birds of prey, a pipe band and more stuff to come!








43 comments on “Simonside Country Fair ~ August 2017 ~Doggy edition

  1. Look at all the cuteness!!!😍🐕🐶

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    1. 😊 I know, overload! X

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      1. I know cuteness overload!!!! I just want to pet them and squeeze em all! Lol

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  2. And great photography by the way!!!

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  3. Timothy Price says:

    You had a doggone good time in the dog days of the county fair. Great shots of all those hound dogs.

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  4. beetleypete says:

    Super sharp shots of the dogs, which you know I am going to enjoy of course! But no Ollie lookalikes? Shame.
    (Is Mentat a fan of the ‘Dune’ books perchance? That’s the only reference to that I can recall, Piter De Vries, the Mentat.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I don’t think so Pete but maybe his parents did! No I think Ollie is a dog apart!

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      1. beetleypete says:

        Oh, it’s a real name? Sorry.

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        1. He’s Spanish if that helps.


  5. I’m a dog lover, so your post was a treat for me.

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    1. Good to hear, thanks Cindy.


  6. Aww! Puppies!😊 This is the closing weekend of the Topsfield Fair which is the oldest Fair in the U.S. We went a couple of days ago and it was such fun, but they didn’t have a dog show.😞

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    1. Aw you gotta have a dog show! I was particularly fond of ‘the dog with the most appealing eyes’ section 😊

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      1. I know. We did seem some really cute bunnies though.

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  7. You know I will love a post like this!

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  8. Jay says:

    This is just like my backyard on any given day!

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  9. April Munday says:

    It doesn’t take much to give a dog a good time.

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  10. Some very nice photos!

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  11. joshi daniel says:

    That is some great moments 🙂

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  12. lolabees says:

    Oh, that puppy!! That must have been cool to see all those hounds together around the horses. My dog would not be able to contain her excitement around a horse! Oddly enough she met llamas the other day in the mountains, and she was going nuts!

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    1. It was a bit of a doggiefest!


  13. I do not care for dogs


    1. Then maybe it’s best not to visit a post entitled country fair~ ‘doggy edition’.

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  14. What fun! Thanks for taking us along, Fraggle. I’m a total cat person and even I thought it was adorable. 😀 The first dog wanting the bean bag– double cute. Huge hugs!

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  15. Dina says:

    Cute. Adorable. Wonderful photography. Iconic English.

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    1. Yes, couldn’t be anywhere else really 🙂 cheers F4 x


  16. steviegill says:

    Great shots and cute dogs.

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  17. Aren’t they a bunch of lovely dogs. I must be fun to photograph at a fair like this.

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    1. It was! Cheers Otto.

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  18. A real dog day afternoon. 😀

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    1. Yes indeed, I still need to see that movie.

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      1. Al Pacino was great. 🙂

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