A birthday party for Gonzo: A story with lots of dogs, and some other things, and also some words you are going to have to read, but I will put them between pictures of cute dogs, so it shouldn’t be too bad… part 1…

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Yes, I know those aren’t dogs. Those are deer. Don’t be a wiezenhiemer! You know that whenever I come back to the Bay Area to see my mom, I play the ‘spot the deer before you have to go back to San Diego’ game.

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I hit the jackpot when I was leaving my mom’s house, on the way back to that park on the bay with all the dogs. It was like deer rush hour.

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And yes, I also know that I was just down at the dog park a few days ago. I also know that I promised you some new adventures, not just more photos of San Francisco lurking behind a fog bank. We will get to those.

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I was at the park for a few hours. I never did see the Golden Gate Bridge through the fog, but there were a lot of sailboats.

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There is a reason I was back at the park so soon. When I was there the other day, I met an old friend, a big, sweet, Bernese Mountain Dog named Gonzo. His owner, a very nice German lady, said they were having a party for Gonzo on Sunday, because he was turning 11.

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Well, you don’t turn down an invitation like that, do you? Not if you love dogs.

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But I forgot what time she said the party was, and I showed up an hour… or two… early.

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I may have broken my record for petting 80-something dogs in one day, but unfortunately, I wasn’t keeping count.

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I will say that I petted almost every dog you will see photos of in this series… which might take me a few days to finish… and a lot of dogs that I didn’t get pictures of.

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No pelicans were petted in the making of this blog series.

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I also didn’t pet any windsurfers.

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There is Gonzo, and his birthday cake, which is made of a layer of raw ground beef, covered with a layer of cottage cheese, and with a number 11 made from Milk Bone snacks. Okay, back soon with the next installment.

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2 Responses to A birthday party for Gonzo: A story with lots of dogs, and some other things, and also some words you are going to have to read, but I will put them between pictures of cute dogs, so it shouldn’t be too bad… part 1…

  1. I love the bulldog photo! I’ve always wanted to get a bulldog. Are the deer coming into the city because of the fires or because people keep feeding them?

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