A Puppy’s First Parade

This Memorial Day Cookie experienced her first-ever Parade here in Katonah….

Brian & Cookie follow the Parade

This Memorial Day here in Katonah it was hot and sunny…perfect parade weather.  We walked Cookie down the hill to join our neighbors at what turned out to be a very special and very moving gathering of our local veterans, active military members and their supporters, including our local clergy, volunteer firefighters, volunteer ambulance corps, marching band, along with our local Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts.  Cookie was excited to see so many fellow dogs and people everywhere, and was quite busy greeting people and looking around.  Whenever we go into town we often get asked, “What kind of a dog is that?!” and today was no different – Cookie made a lot of new friends.  When the memorial ceremony started, Cookie did pretty well keeping quiet, short of a few playful barks, as if to say, “Why is everyone being so quiet all of the sudden?  And where did the music go?”  But the real test was when the military members performed a 21-Gun Salute…Oh boy, one scared puppy!  In fact, so scared she didn’t make a sound…just tried to head for the hills, so to speak, as we held her and soothed her.  Later, after the memorial ceremony was complete, and Cookie had calmed down, we all followed as the parade made it’s way down Bedford Avenue to the Fire House where our Firefighters passed out ice cream to the kids.  When we returned home…..

Wake me up for lunch!

 …it was time for a well-earned nap.  Coming up next week, it’ll be another parade for Cookie: the much-beloved Fireman’s Parade & Carnival here in Katonah.  Hope that you enjoyed your holiday weekend!  Warm & Fuzzys, Diana

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