Wednesday, December 7, 2022
 
Click HERE to sign up to receive our Daily Email News
 
Was That a Dog or a Peacock?
Loading
   
Monday, September 26, 2022
 

STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK

Laura Jorgenson and her Great Pyrenees rescue named Goose went fishing this weekend. But they never dipped their fly-fishing rod in the Big Wood.

Instead, the two reeled in the grand prize at one of two pet costume parades Mountain Humane hosted as part of its weekend-long 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Jorgenson showed up for the pet parade in Hailey’s Roberta McKercher Park in fly-fishing waders with a rod in hand, and Goose showed up in a rainbow trout outfit, its green scales pulled down around his legs and fins perched on his broad white shoulders.

“My husband’s into fly fishing so we thought this would make a fitting costume,” said Jorgenson “We found Goose running along Highway 75 in the desert near Shoshone and he’s such a wonderful, mellow dog—he’s 8 and a half years old now. The only mishap we ever had was when he got his head stuck in the frame of a cat door.”

For their effort, Jorgenson and Goose were awarded a large bag containing a scent-controlled fanny pack—perfect for those times when someone has to pick up poop a fair distance from a poop disposal bin. Their bag also contained a T-shirt, play toys for Goose, gift cards from such businesses as Thunderpaws, Black Owl Coffee and the Wicked Spud and an array of other items.

Five runners-up also got generous prizes, as did another round of winners further north in Ketchum Town Square.

The two pet parades brought out an array of pooches dressed as peacocks, Smokey the Bear, Batman and Robin and princesses.

There was even an alum of Mountain Humane dressed in prison stripes with the sign “Penitentiary Prisoner” on his back.

“He’s an alum—he broke out,” said Heidi Hayes, the spokesperson for Mountain Humane.

Mountain Humane Director Annie McCauley and Board President Sally Onetto said the pet parades were everything they’d hoped they’d be.

“We even had people from out of town turn out to watch!” said McCauley.

COMING UP NEXT:

Mountain Humane is currently building a Bark Park where larger dogs can go to exercise on the campus out Hailey’s Croy Canyon. The park, complete with viewing bench, is expected to be finished in six weeks.

~  Today's Topics ~


‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Spotlights Young People’s Talents

Sun Valley Super Tour to Feature Top Nordic Racers

Sun Valley Museum of Art Hosts Last Dam Tour
 
 

 

 

 
Advertising /Marketing /Public Relations
Inquiries Contact:

Leisa Hollister
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
(208) 450-9993
leisahollister@gmail.com
 
Got a story? Contact:
Karen Bossick
Editor in Chief
(208) 578-2111
Karen@EyeOnSunValley.com
 
Website problems? Contact:
Michael Hobbs
Webmaster
Mike@EyeOnSunValley.com
 
ABOUT US
EyeOnSunValley.com is the largest online daily news media service in The Wood River Valley, publishing 7 days a week. Our website publication features current news articles, feature stories, local sports articles and video content articles. The Eye On Sun Valley Show is a weekly primetime television show focusing on highlighted news stories of the week airing Monday-Sunday, COX Channel 13. See our interactive Kiosks around town throughout the Wood River Valley!
 
info@eyeonsunvalley.com
 
P: 208.720.8212
P.O. Box 1453 Ketchum, ID  83340
Login

© Copyright 2022 Eye on Sun Valley