Announcing.. drumroll please.. the winners of the Rover BBQ Beauty Pageant!! The illustrious Lily and dashing Microwave stole hearts and votes at the Rover Barbeque at Magnuson dog park in late August. Following the event, crowds surged to “like” and “comment” on pooch photos on Facebook. Microwave’s photo, featured below, is being crowned as the photo with the most votes, while Lily is receiving the crown for the most liked dog.
Here is a little blurb from Microwave’s papa, Ken, about his winning pooch!
Microwave was born in November of 2004 in Iowa. It was love at first sight when we picked him up from a Northwest airlines cargo hanger. He was named after my favorite NBA basket player, Vinnie “the Microwave” Johnson of the Detroit Pistons. As an early pup, he learned that fist bumps would get unlimited dog treats from over-zealous parents. Plus, a fist bumping puppy would get girls to pet him and shower him with affection. He’s always been a ladies-man. It was apparent early on that the term “working dog” didn’t apply to him. He spends close to 20 hours a day horizontal sleeping and watching Animal planet. He has moments of athleticism as he bursts into the kitchen when he hears the word “cookie” or “bacon.” He loves baked goods. He has counter-surfed and eaten close to a dozen loaves of bread over the years. Then paid the price later which we had to scoop up. He loves snow. His Swiss heritage is apparent. I take him hiking up the ski areas in the winter before the lifts open then he follows me down the mountain while I ski. Most importantly, he’s my best friend. I always come home to a big smile and a fist bump. I don’t think he realizes that he’s the world’s larget lap dog. But at the same time, he doesn’t realize that he’s the world’s greatest dog.
Wow! Who wouldn’t want to be a dog sitter for this pooch! And here are a few words from Mindy, Lily’s mama!
Lily is a 2 1/2 year old fawn Pug. She enjoys long walks around the lake, going bye-bye in the car, and cuddle time on the couch. Her favorite treats are anything edible. She huffs and puffs when she doesn’t get her way (which is very rare). What makes Lily especially unique is her low “woo-woo” howl.
The Rover BBQ at Magnuson Park was a fantastic event to close out summer and get the Rover community together. Seattle dog sitters and dog owners alike enjoyed the sun and yummy treats, and strutted their stuff on the beauty pagent runway.
We hope to see you all at the next Rover event!