Monday, October 6, 2014

Lucky meets Gabrielle Giffords

Anthony and I spent half of our Saturday at La Encantada for the Women's Spa and Wellness Showcase. The reason we went was to take Lucky for their doggy fashion show.

He's appeared in this event four (maybe five, I've lost count) times. It's a fun thing to do, and despite the fact that he'll put his tail so far up between his hind legs that it's barely visible and tremble non-stop half the time, he gets incredibly excited when we go.

I purchased a fun little outfit for him that had a sports theme. It was a striped shirt with a little yellow flag on it that says "Rufferee". He got a matching collar and harness to go with it.

We had a 'moment that only happens to me' shortly after we arrived. We parked in the back covered parking lot at La Encatada, and as we made the turn toward the stairs on the upper level past the Tiffany's store, I heard a woman say "cute doggie". I looked up, and sitting on a bench ahead of me was former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She is arguably one of Tucson's most famous citizens, especially after surviving the horrific shooting incident a few years ago on January 8 outside of the Safeway at Ina Road and Oracle.

I brought Lucky over to show him off, and explained to her that there was a doggy fashion show we were taking him to appear in on the lower level. She seemed delighted to see him in his outfit.

I found out after the encounter that Anthony was totally star struck, and while he was trying to figure out how to ask her for a picture (it was one of the rare times that I didn't ask, I was too busy being a proud doggy daddy), I was chatting about dog fashions.

She came down and watched him in the show.  I think Lucky has a new fan.

The afternoon was fun, Lucky did great, and it was fun to do something outside of the house. Both Anthony and I work so much anymore that we rarely do anything socially.

I'm waiting for Lucky to ask me to get him an agent.

Waiting our turn to walk up onto the stage
at La Encantada for the doggy fashion show

Showing off the "Rufferee" to the crowd

Lucky the Rufferee

"Hey Daddy, I'm cute.
I want an agent"