|Miles and Mom at the Carolina Renaissance Festival(Photo Susan Bodnar)|
|The Hounds of East Fairhaven Building with our new sign!|
|Miles loves children|
|Miles loves peasants with frosting on their faces|
This was Moose's first time here and he was scared to death. To the point of shaking, crouching down, bolting and peeing himself. Mistake number one was taking Moose without his buddy Miles. Mistake number two was having his first day be Kids Day. Kids Days are when the festival is open during the week so schools can bring bus loads of children. Imagine ten thousand children at one event! When they unload the buses you can hear the kids coming at you from the parking lot like a loud squealing wave. Moose is so calm and such a great dog I thought he would be the easier one to take for kids days. I couldn't have been more wrong.
|Moose, Miles and Mom|
|Moose on kids day with his butt toward the kids|
|Moose and Joanne. His head still facing away from the crowd and toward the back of the building|
The 3rd time I took Moose to the Festival, I took Miles with him in hopes Miles happiness would rub off on him. Moose was an entirely different dog and acted almost normal. He was still fearful outside the building but was comfortable and happy in the building. He got pounds of treats again from kids. Not sure if it was Miles or the treats but something sure worked. I think Moose will end up being OK at the Festival and will eventually enjoy it as much as all my other dogs have. It was really a surprise to see a happy, outgoing dog like Moose turn into a spook. Festivals are really extreme though with so many strangely dressed people. The people even speak with strange accents. It helps that most of them smell of turkey legs and beer though. We are looking forward to the Georgia Renaissance Festival in the spring.
|The dog's favorite person, Spyglass The Pirate. He brought them treats every day.|
|Moose and Spyglass|