MAGDRL: Hammond Harwood House November 5, 2005
For the third year in a row, MAGDRL was at Hammond Harwood House to celebrate their annual "Colonial Dog Show" which showcases dogs in history. Since November is also ASPCA's Adopt a Senior Pet Month, this year we brought out senior Dane Ambassador Kuna.
MAGDRL Vice President/Maryland Meet & Greet Coordinator Eileen Edelblute set up our table with an attractive array of newsletters and pamphlets. Here Eileen sits with senior Dane Ambassador Kuna who's wearing a handmade sterling silver beaded collar.
MAGDRL was there with a dozen other breed specific and all-breed rescues. This event is an opportunity to showcase both the best aspects of each breed and the evolution of dog breeds through history.
The announcer read the history of each breed, then each Rescue representative introduced their dog. There were Greyhounds, an Otterhound. a Bull Mastiff, Bull Dogs, a Clumber Spaniel, and many other breeds at this event.
When Kuna was introduced as a representative of the Great Dane breed, I mentioned that at 7-1/2 years old, she is considered a senior because of the Dane's short lifespan. When asked what tricks she had mastered, I said, "Sleeping 22 hours a day!"
This event is always held in November, and each year we've been lucky to have a warm, sunny day. Fall perennials were blooming in the gardens at Hammond Harwood House, and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. What a pleasant event!
Isn't Kuna lovely? Many folks would not consider adopting a senior Dane, but Kuna is a wonderful example of the sweet temperament and good health that many Danes over age 7 exhibit. Besides, she's the easiest dog in my home!
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