Just a reminder that today, the registration opened up for the parade and cocktail party. Schnauzerpoodle and I will be at the cocktail party at Cypress In with Fozzie, Nickel and our ahem! Human men in tow.
here's the email I got:
Dear Poodle Day Friend(s),
Poodle Day 2011 is just around the corner, and you won't want to miss out on this year's festivities, which include the annual poodle parade, beach play, and cocktail parties at some of Carmel's hottest dining spots – the Cypress Inn, Forge in the Forest, and Bistro Beaujolais.
Poodle Day not only offers a fun day for dogs and their human companions but also raises money for NorCal Poodle Rescue, which has been a haven for poodles and poodle mixes since 1986.
The day's festivities will begin with the popular parade led by Poodle Day's official bagpiper, Nancy Murray. Poodles, poodle mixes, and their human companions will march proudly through the dog-friendly Crossroads Shopping Village. Non-poodle family pets are welcome to march with their families, and breeder and affinity groups (e.g., service dog organizations) may march together. (Refer to our terms and conditions for requirements regarding marching as part of a group.)
Directly following the parade, the Red Cross will give a presentation on dog first aid, and NorCal Poodle Rescue will judge parade participants and award prizes for each poodle size category. Awards may include most eye-catching au naturel poodle or poodle mix, best costume or enhanced color, and best poodle pair or trio.
Grab a quick lunch at the Crossroads Shopping Village and head over to let your dogs have some splashy, sandy fun during supervised beach play. There will be designated areas for both large and small dogs. While there are many beach entrances, the closest to Poodle Day's designated beach play is at 13th Avenue. Check out our locations map online to get a better idea of the area as well as available parking.
Parade registration is now open, and all registrants will be entered in a drawing to win an Apple iPad as well as other terrific prizes. (Participants must be present to win.) You also can reserve your spot at one of three cocktail parties: The Cypress Inn, Forge in the Forest, or Bistro Beaujolais.
In the meantime, check out our website for more information on Poodle Day 2011 and read a Poodle Variety article highlighting last year's event and NorCal Poodle Rescue.
We can't wait to see you in October!
The Poodle Day Team