If at First You Do Succeed, Don’t Try Again

Lesson learned: If at first you do succeed, don’t try again. (Can you guess the results of today’s race?) 😉

After last year’s Doggie Derby victory, we headed out to compete in today’s event with full faith in our little girl.

People and their dogs came out in droves!

Doggie Derby Crowd

We met up with some friends and cheered on adorable dogs of all different breeds.

Ryan & Sadie, Pat & Kaluha

Sadie competed in the 6th heat of the middleweight dogs.

Using our winning strategy from last year, Ryan held onto Sadie at the start line while I called to her from the finish line.

Our strategy backfired a bit because this year the guy at the starting line took a while to blow the horn to start the race. Sadie was freaking out and jumping back at Ryan to let her go when the horn finally went off. She was so concentrated on trying to make Ryan release her so she could run to me, that she wasn’t looking forward when the race started. Needless to say, our little Sadie got her little butt kicked in round one!

Don’t worry though, Sadie was still as happy as ever after her defeat. 😀

We hung out at the Doggie Derby for a bit longer before taking Sadie to the dog park to hang out with the other “non-winning” dogs. 

On Our Way to the Park

Walkin' the Trails

Still as Happy as Ever

It is h-o-t outside today!


We were quite sweaty by the time we left and headed home to fill our bellies.

Pasta sounded like the perfect lunch!

Barilla Plus Pasta

Ryan and I both really liked the Barilla Plus thin spaghetti. (One serving has a whopping 10 grams of protein!)

We topped our pasta with steamed broccoli, cauliflower, marinara and Parmesan cheese.

Veggies + Pasta + Marinara + Parmesan

Saturday Afternoon Lunch

After lunch we busted out the lawn chairs and layed out in the sun while reading our respective books for 90 minutes or so. I was gettin’ HOT and had to come in to update the ol’ blog!


I’m getting excited for tonight! We have plans to see Straight No Chaser, a fantastic a cappella group, in concert at the Hard Rock Live at  8 p.m. Should be a blast!

What was the first concert you went to?

16 Responses

  1. Awww, too bad Sadie didn’t win again. But it does look like a fun time!!

    I had no idea that pasta has so much protein, awesome!

    First concert I went to was a Jimmy Buffett concert with my parents in about 3rd grade!! 🙂 SO much fun!!

    Have fun tonight!!

  2. Aw sorry Sadie didn’t win, haha I just came in to get a break from the heat too. It’s scorchin out!

  3. This morning I saw not one but TWO vizslas when I was running! They are such pretty dogs. Both were off of a leash but stayed right by their owner- impressive! Have a good rest of the weekend!

  4. lol… my first concert was a Justin and Christina concert I snuck into… quite the experience!

  5. Have a great night!! The weather looks awesome there I’m jealous. And pasta – woot woot 🙂

  6. Poor Sadie! She’s still a winner in my mind. 🙂

  7. My first concert was Janet Jackson. It was a great concernt since I was in junior high school at the time.

  8. Hope you have fun at the concert tonight, that sounds really cool!

  9. My mom took me to a Nickelodeon “All That” concert when I was ten or so…98 Degrees was there! Haha.
    I deem Sadie “Miss Congeniality”– such a happy pup!

  10. Oh my goodness . . . I feel old! My first concert was New Kids on the Block!

    Hope your concert is a blast–I am always so impressed by acapella groups!

  11. aww poor sadie! First concert I went to was Vanilla Ice—Ice ice baby 😉

  12. Super jealous of your hot weather! It’s rainy and cold here, brrr. My first concert was Depeche Mode when I was 12, it was awesome! 🙂

  13. Hey girl! I’m new to your blog and I love it! Your dog is so adorable! It looks like she had a wonderful time despite not winning. That pasta dish looks soooo delicious! Can’t wait to read more from you!

  14. Even though Sadie didn’t win the race, she’s definitely still a winner in my book! 😀

    What book are you currently reading?

  15. My first concert was the Backstreet Boys Millenium Tour….Ohhh how I loved BSB. haha

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