I was invited by Purina to cover the 2011 Pooches in the Ballpark event at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Local adoption organizations were on site with adoptable animals and fans had the opportunity to bring along their dogs in their finest Cardinals gear.
As the sporty pooches lined up for the parade, I made my way along the line to meet and photograph each dog. Then, we headed into the stadium and down to the passage leading to the field. Cards mascot Fredbird entertained the dogs and played a bit before hitting the field. The dogs were adorable. Everyone was so well behaved and so very curious about this big silly bird. It was so much fun.
Fredbird spotted a dog dressed as him and let him onto the field. That little basset hound’s parents were so excited! The parade was great. Again, all of the dogs were on their best behavior as they paraded around the field.
The Incredible Dog Team never ceases to amaze me. They were indeed incredible! As they waited to perform, I had a chance to meet the dogs and their trainers. The newest addition to the team, Sprocket Rocket was about to burst he was so anxious to get out there to perform.
A few photos from the event (more to come soon):
Many thanks to Purina and the St. Louis Cardinals organization for a wonderful event!