3rd annual OES walk

With temperatures in the 90’s, eight Old English Sheepdogs, their owners and friends, gathered in downtown Portland for the 3rd annual OES walk. We meet up at Jamison Park in the Pearl District and slowly work our way up to Director’s Park, in the SW Park blocks, for refreshment for humans and dogs alike.

waiting for everyone to show up

waiting for everyone to show up

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we can barely get across the street before the 'don't walk' sign appears

we can barely get across the street before the ‘don’t walk’ sign appears

 

Everyone we pass wants their photos taken with the dogs. Some of their comments are priceless. Sheepdogs seem to put smiles on everyone’s face.

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a passing wedding party had their photos taken with the dogs.

a passing wedding party had their photos taken with the dogs.

Sheepdogs will sit anywhere:

finding a soft place to sit

finding a soft place to sit

Kathy and Daisy

Kathy and Daisy

they'll sit any where

a soft spot

We then head down to SW Waterfront park where the breeze off the river was very welcome.

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Our last stop was for more liquid refreshment near VooDoo Donuts before very tired dogs and owners made their way home. We brought daisy home with us so her parents could have some time to be tourists in Portland before heading back to California.

at the Oyster Bar

at the Oyster Bar

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the last stop

the last stop and room on the bench for a fluff-butt

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About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me.
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2 Responses to 3rd annual OES walk

  1. Anna Vee says:

    As soon as I saw this post I remembered the mechanical dog from my childhood… It could walk, sit and bark and I really loved it. I never knew what kind of a dog it was but now I do! It was definitely an Old English sheepdog.

    You have a lovely blog and very interesting posts with vivid photos. I’m glad I found my way here, will come back again. 🙂

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