Friday, July 31, 2009

Summit County Fair









For the second year, Barbara has, with mouse in hand, won Best of Show in the junior pet parade at the county fair. Last year, the prize-winning giant mouse (aka chinchilla) was Bella. Bella is of a nervous disposition - yes, they have distinct personalities - and does not do well with people in general. Including us. This year, we wisely decided to take Betty. Betty goes to the Stow-Munroe Falls Library pet show every July and does rather well, and has been at the fair, too. Fortunately, we had beautiful weather - nice breeze, a bit sunny, and the rain held off for us. Photos abound. Total winnings: two trophies and three ribbons. Fair food is excellent - swiss cheese on a stick, fried vegetables, gyros, and lemonade - and that was just for me! I'm headed for the treadmill, with an extra fifteen minutes for good measure. The ferris wheel almost made me lose my expensive lunch helpings - I wish it had. God only knows the calories involved in today's outing.

5 comments:

otin said...

I come here to leave you a smart ass comment, and I get hit with these Medorable pictures and now I have lost my sarcastic sense and just have the urge to go AWWWWWWWWWW!

darsden said...

LOL otin...

Awe how sweet and cool she has won again. That is just awesome for her :-))

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awwww! So cool that she won again! Great pictures! I used to have a chinchilla - I want to get another one when the Princess Nagger is old enough to appreciate it (and play with it, and take care of it...*smile!*)

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Oh I love county fairs! Congrats to Barbara and Betty!!

Hit 40 said...

Are you going to do the Ohio State Fair?? I remember that we just missed it by a day one time when you were down here. I felt bad about missing it for you :-(

My mom used to can everything. And..

we would never eat it. TOO FUNNY!!! All that time and rarely cracked one open.