Saturday, September 13, 2008

Oktoberfest


Ah.... OKTOBERFEST. I never get to go to these things, usually it's just a promise of some bratwurst smuggled home in a doggie bag for me. But here in Oregon, they do things a little differently. Today we drove to Mount Angel for what must be the biggest Oktoberfest we've ever seen! So this is going to make for one of the longest posts I've ever done, complete with the MOST pictures mama has ever had to smash into one blog post. So LETS GO!

Boy was it FANTASTIC! There were so many people, so many dogs, so much food... it was a huge test to see how socialized I can be.

Lots of accordionists... I was intrigued.

I ran into this little terrier dude a few times... he definitely thought he was bigger than he is! True terrier attitude...

This was a pretty girl I didn't get to sniff nearly long enough..

The variety of dogs both surprised me and made me really, really happy. Lots of girls!!!

This lady was spinning yarn - the spinning thing both caught my attention and kinda freaked me out.

Where is the FOOD???

We'd heard they would be having Wiener Dog Races but we never found them... just these two who lok like they could be fierce competitors...

Hey dad it's a little sunny out here today, kind of warm. Guess that means we need to seek out a tasty beverage...

More accordions...

She had to have been one of my favorite girlies...

Can you see that we're both off of the ground, sniffing each other? Ah, all too brief...

Mama and dad also met some nice people who have 2 Airedales - and one is a girl that they're looking for a nice boy to make some babies with... CHOOSE ME ME ME ME ME ME ME

Do you think I need some lederhosen? We took a quick look inside, no dog lederhosen and since dad comes from the land of lederhosen, he wasn't impressed.

Still thinking about that frosty beverage...

Ok sausage... I can be persuaded to stop for some of that.

Fried TWINKIES???

No dogs in the weingarten or the biergarten. Grrrrrrr

Ok, FINALLY in the sausage tent. Get me a big one will ya dad?

Mmmmmmmmmmmm

Thanks for remembering that I like it in small pieces - eating off of the ground maybe isn't ideal, but it works!

But hey, that frosty beverage....

We stopped at Bavarian Haus for the drinks. Mama and I got us some seats. PROST!

Then we walked around more - basically the entire little town is taken over for Oktoberfest - and they had a classic car show too! Since I'm in the market for a new Bogiemobile, I thought I'd take a look around for something suitable...

Some are more practical than others...

I like the license plate on this one... HICKUP

This one is kind of cool but I'd be worried about not having enough space for you dad...

But wait... another gorgeous girl - a goldendoodle! We compared notes about what it's like to be confused for a poodle...

Ok, this might be the one dad... I'd look SO COOL in this... CAN WE GET IT???

Wait wait wait... maybe I spoke too soon... maybe THIS is the new Bogiemobile...

OH YEAH...

Hey, this one kind of looks like the current Bogiemobile but it's topless... this might be more our speed, and our budget...

But the baby blue Thunderbird? Also a good choice...

After several hours it was time to drive home... my least favorite part. But we did get to stop at a fruit and vegetable stand...

On the way home, we all decided that it might be best to stop off at the Lucky Lab before heading home. I agreed this would be an exceptional idea. And there we met Max...

He's a cool Bulldog and super sweet. I told dad that he could give him some of my chicken treats...

But of course I wanted some as well, I feel like I'd earned them...

Lots of Labs there today (as always - I think the Labrador Retriever is the official dog of Portland!) and this fine German Shepherd.

We were very taken by Max, and spent lots of time talking with him and his dad. What a great face, huh?

Don't I look like the perfect pup here? I do love my mama, and always feel the need to protect her...

Socialization test - PASSED Distraction test - uh, well...

Love,

Bogart

Chez Bogart

To Aire is Divine

12 comments:

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Man! You guys are always going to the coolest places!! I liked several of your choices for the new Bogiemobile!! The Tank rocked. So did the blue T-Bird. Get em both Bogart!
Hugs,
Sunny&Scooter
pee ess Why you or that golden or labradoodle(whichever it was) is ever mistaken for a poodle is beyond us!! Bogart, I will tell you what I told Willow. You do not look like a poodle! You look like an aireboy! sheesh stoopid people!

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

Bogart that was a long post but worth it.Living in germany for me is the best the land of the sausage.Luckily i get to go in the biergartens regularly and i love a tasty bratty, you cant go far without passing a bratty stand.We have Octoberfest popping up it most villages at the mo, I guess we are spoilt.
Your mum looks beautiful in her traditional costume. Im glad you had a great day out out and your family got to eat the yummy bratties.

Ludo the cool dude

doow said...

Hey Bogart, tell your Mom that I'm completely jealous of her Dirndl!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Another fun trip for you, Bogie! We love the idea of the tank! If anybody upsets you on the road, you just plow them over! hehehehe
Mom has always wanted to taste a fried Twinkie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

KB said...

Bogie!! Long time, no chat! Oktoberfest looked like such a blast! Daddy is taking Mommy to some restaurant tonite for din din and her fav beer there is Oktoberfest - of course she can't have any now b/c she's preggers!!

Hope all is well, stop by when you can!

Licks, Kaiser

Persephone and Buster said...

hey bogart.. oktoberfest looks like fun..i'm thinking i sort like the tank....do they have side cars for tanks? my humomm said she was going to find a motorcycle w/a side car so i can go along for a little ride too...
theBUSTER, Ms. Persephone, Ms. Blue...we want to go too.

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Omigosh! That Oktoberfest looked REALLY REALLY cool! You are so lucky to be able to go, Bogart! Mom always hears about the Oktoberfests, but she never gets to go...because we don't have them here. =( But it looked REALLY fun from your photos! Wish I could be there too...I could do with more socialization! hehe! The classic cars look AWESOME! I like the one with yellow and red colors...=)

Scottie

George the Pup said...

Another amazing adventure Bogart - what a great day! And that Aire-Girl sure is a cutie :-)

Kirby said...

That was really an amazing day Bogart! All those dogs, the sausage (mmmmmm, I drooled on the key board looking at it)and the beer! You always have THE BEST times. Glad to see that you are taking such good care of your Mom and Dad! Have a delicious sausage for me!

Your pal,
Kirby

Hercules said...

Hey Boggie!

We have Oktoberfest where my Mom is from. She is from the midwest's wine country...Lots of winery hopping with brats! MMM! They also have TONS of popcorn! MMM! MMM!

Love, Herc

ps did you actually get a brat?

Faya said...

Ahhhhh Oktoberfest....this is where my Véronique goes each year in Münich in Germany...to drink a billions of Weissbier !
You had a fabulous day Bogie ! With a lot of new friends....waouw !
Kisses, Faya

Stanley said...

Bogart!!

LOVE the photos, LOVE the commentary, but most of all, we LOVED the photos of you and your mama, the Goth Bavarian Princess!

Bummer about the liederhosen, but hey, you might get to make some Bogie Babies. That would be pretty cool. (Bet your pups would go for THOUSANDS!)

Glad you got to meet so many cool pups, AND have some sausage. It's just not Oktoberfest without beer and sausage.

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley