Pet show fun

Gloria J. Towle, Special to The County
3 years ago

What a great week we had for the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.  Tempo  Employment Service, always a big supporter of the animals, sponsored the Festival Pet Show. 

It was a beautiful warm evening and close to 80 to 90 people showed up to watch.  We had over 30 entries — dogs, cats, a guinea pig and even a teeny tiny hamster.  All of the show entries were on their best behavior while they were paraded around the gazebo grounds.  Many pets stopped to appreciate the praise along the way.  

Each furry family member received a first place blue ribbon and festival Frisbee.  

More than 30 entries made the first Central Aroostook Humane Society Pet Show at the Maine Potato Blossom Festival fun. Here, participants gather just before showing. (Courtesy of Gloria Towle)

Special awards were given out for the biggest pet, smallest pet, shortest legs and — of course — the best dressed. Many door prizes were also drawn for those entering the show.  The Fort Fairfield Festival Committee did a really wonderful job promoting this event and all of the proceeds were given to the Central Aroostook Humane Society for the care of our animals.  

It truly warms our hearts to see so many people who love their four-legged family members.  We hope that next year, the Festival Pet Show will be even bigger and better.

With this beautiful, warm and wonderful weather, please remember to protect your pets from the heat.  Make sure they have fresh water and shade, and never leave a pet alone in a hot car.

Please be responsible, spay and neuter your pets.

Gloria J. Towle is the secretary and a member of the board of directors for the Central Aroostook Humane Society.