Normally doggy school has a strict "no sniff" policy. But party night wasn't a normal night and the dogs seemed to know it. There was plenty of sneaky sniffing going on as we tried to get all the dogs to sit stay for a group photo.
Sunny is not a party dog. She didn't like the noise or the sniffing and she did not want to stay with the group, so trainer Gail sat on the floor with Sunny and held her for the picture.
What Sunny really wanted to do was to sit on my lap and watch. That's how she spent most of the evening, so she had a good time once the picture fracas was over.
See those three fingers in the foreground? That was my futile sit stay hand signal.
At the time this picture was snapped, there were many people yelling "stay". Most of the dogs stayed most of the time, but I don't think anyone got a picture without at least one human included as they put their dog back in position.
Susan, mom to a chow mix named Millicent, told me she had three great pictures of my butt.
Pappy is a party dog. He participated in the sneaky sniffing and would have happily lead a pack of dogs on a romp around the room if I had allowed it.
Several weeks ago the dogs drew names to exchange inexpensive gifts.
Sunny received this dish on a stand from Ramon, a standard poodle.
Pappy got this cute Papillon ornament from Marcy, a bull terrier.