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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Going to the Dogs in Alexandria

Doggone it! We're not making it out to the mountains, but Munchkin and Pomeroy aren't wining because there's so much going on here at home in Alexandria.

Kick off the weekend early with Doggie Happy Hour at the Hotel Monaco from 5 to 8 pm this Thursday (and every Tuesday &Thursday through October). Director of Pet Relations "Charlie," a very handsome Bichon, ensures all Wine Dogs have a great time.

It's also 2nd Thursday Art Night in Alexandria. Art gallaries and businesses throughout Old Town will stay open and participate with free events. There's a special 9-11 candlelight vigil at the Torpedo Factory dock at 8:30 PM.

The theme this week is "Art Is Everywhere," and more so than ever with with the Alexandria Festival of the Arts in town. Grab your leash and hit the street (King St., that is). Traffic on Saturday and Sunday is blocked from Washington Street down to the River so hundreds of artists from across the country can display their talents. A "must do" on Munchkin's annual calendar, and she always runs into so many puppy patron pals along the way. Wine Dogs will appreciates the sidewalk cafes set up by many of Old Town's finest restaurants along the way, and especially the considerately places water bowls outside many shops.

On Saturday, our friends at the FernStreet Gourmet are teaming up with A la Lucia at 315 Madison Street for a salon-style wine tasting featuring the 06 "BIG DOGS" FROM BURGUNDY. Thre's a $35 charge, $10 of which goes to the D.C. Multiple Sclerosis Society.

And finally, there's the Olde Towne Dogge Walke on Sunday, September 14. The mile-and-a-half walk kicks off from Munchkin's alma mater, the Olde Towne School for Dogs at 9 a.m. Proceeds will go to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria for the care of abandoned and homeless animals in the community.


  1. Corrections: 2nd Thursday vigil was at Waterfront Park at 8:30. For more correct information on several facts stated here about Alexandria Festival of the Arts and Torpedo Factory events of this weekend go to TF website.

  2. golly i hope munchkins & the other one's mom find real men soon--has she tried yahoo personals? must be something there for women imagining their parents of animals.


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