Pupapalooza

Enjoy these pictures from our April 2007 event
which brought together Cocker Spaniel lovers from all over California

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Once or twice each year, we have a little party we call Pupapalooza.  It's a weekend long event that celebrates Cocker Spaniels and their owners.  We time these Pupapalooza parties to coincide with our litters of puppies...  so that all of our out-of-town friends can come meet our puppies just before the pups go to their new homes.  On the weekend of April 28th, 2007, we had a Pupapalooza centered around Reese & Dodger's puppies.  Here are a few pictures from the big event:


Pupapalooza kicked off on Friday evening with a big pizza party at
the Spyglass Inn, where most of our out-of-town guests stayed

 


On Saturday, everyone was invited to our house for a "meet & greet" with the puppies
photo by Julie S.

 


When there weren't enough puppies to go around, some people resorted to petting stuffed animals

 


A lot of our pups from previous litters come back for Pupapalooza.
This is Hudson, from Joanna's litter last year.
photo by Fred Humphrey

 


People even bring me gifts!
photo by Fred Humphrey

 


Not all of the Cockers at Pupapalooza were from our litters.
This is "Evan", a cute pup that belongs to one of our friends.
photo by
Valerie A.

 


Later in the day, we headed over to the beach at Port San Luis
photo by
Sandy S.

 


At the beach, it's fun to see the dogs run and play off-leash
photo by
Angela Nickerson

 


For the kids, the beach portion of Pupapalooza is usually the highlight
photo by
Angela Nickerson

 


The owners went all out to groom their dogs and get them looking good for Pupapalooza.
Some of the dogs came very well dressed, too.  Kellyn made this hoody for Snoopy.
photo by
Cheryl Ekstrand

 


After a few hours at the beach, we headed back to our house for more play time with Reese's puppies.
By this hour, it was pretty warm and one of the puppies took a nap in the shade of the wagon.
photo by
Carolyn T.

 


A few people made attempts to steal puppies.
Jennifer Grove even used a disguise to try to confuse me.

 


After confiscating the glasses
(that's Jennifer's real nose in the previous picture)
I thought it would be fun to see how they look on Reese
photo by
Julia Fischer

 


By the end of the afternoon, the pups were ready for a good long nap...

 

...and the new owners were looking forward to taking their puppies home the next day!


If you'd like to see pictures of last year's Pupapalooza, please visit this page.   You can also see pictures from our March 2006 Pupapalooza here and pictures from the September 2005 Pupapalooza here.

Pupapalooza began as a reunion of our past puppies...   but you don't have to own a Zim family puppy to be able to attend.  We'd love to have you join us for the next one, which will happen either the weekend of June 30th or July 7th, 2007.  Feel free to bring your dog, but only if it's a Cocker!


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