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Strut Your Mutt

This past weekend, H and I went to the 10th annual Strut Your Mutt. This is an annual fundraiser at Sugarhouse Park for No More Homeless Pets combined with a meet where participants get together to walk their dogs, show off and have a good time. Our mutt is a Felis Domesticus and does not therefore technically qualify, but our good friends have dogs and we are more than happy to help support them and a good cause.

It was a beautiful day which began with a walk over to the corner Starbucks for a latte followed by a stroll down to Sugarhouse Park. Sugarhouse Park used to be the site of a penitentiary that has a surprising amount of history, having experienced everything from housing early Mormons for violating polygamy laws to prison riots in 1945. The prison was torn down in 1956 to make way for the current park.

One of the bigger dogs seen at the park, something like a small horse. There seems to be a resurgence of sorts of the Great Dane with a number of them around our very dog friendly neighborhood. In fact, our neighbor across the street has a brindle colored Great Dane, and it really is the sweetest dog.

There are all sorts of dogs and people that show up for the walk, some in costume along with their dogs and some that let their dogs wear all of the costumes.

We finally saw Mike and Mindy along with Cooper, the three legged dog, Jake and Baxter.

This picture pretty much summed the event up for me. These two were the coolest couple of non-joiners that fit perfectly in with everybody else making a wonderfully diverse group of people and their beloved canine friends.

No blog would be complete without a picture of somebody’s cat, so I include an image of our “mutt” taken with a new lens I got for my birthday. Thanks Mom! The Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens renders absolutely sharp, beautiful images with a very pleasing bokeh. With its speed and amazingly sharp images, I am looking forward to using this lens in museums.

Before I close out this entry, I wanted to share with you one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, a jar of electronic fireflies that to me somehow like digital photography, manages to capture memories. However, this project has shown that even the most simple of ideas can prove to be some of the most elegant, beautiful translations of memories rendered in silico. Thanks, Saint Ardvark.

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