Following my son's surprise of winning Grand Champion in Showmanship at Fair with Haddie, my son entered a "for fun" Costume Contest. The rules were that the dog and child needed to be a team, and that the costume had to be homemade.
My son had previously showcased this costume at last year's Halloween Party at our 4-H CCI Class. It was originally made by my daughter and my mom for our Beagle five years ago, but because Haddie was just a wee-little-puppy a year ago, it totally worked for her too.
Haddie was finally off-duty close to dinner time, which meant she snoozed on the bench with other 4-H kids and dogs while we were allowed an hour dinner break. My son and I walked the Fair enjoying our dinner of Baked Potato for me and Stir Fry for him. We just couldn't do the traditional Fair Food - we needed our gut to keep us going; we still had five more hours to go!
Living 1.5 hours away from Fair, and my son's younger age compared to others in the group, he was dismissed to go home with Haddie at 8p. We were quick to "get outta there" as we knew that we'd have another early wake-up to start our trek back to the Fair for day #2.