Monday, August 25, 2008

Dogathon UPM

One of the reasons why I love my former uni was for its huge green campus. Its is something unique to the campus and envy of other campuses :P.

Having a huge campus always have its advantages and disadvantages. Disadvantage - you may kill yourself trying to walk from one end to another end. Advantage - less crowded, space for more activities to be done etc. Dogathon is one such activity which is held annually - an event not to be missed by any dog-lover. My friends and I joined for this year's Dogathon, having missed the earlier ones. This year, UPM break the record by having the most number of dogs (>600) registered for the event! Impressive!!

Some photos to share...

Dogathon UPM 2008
Dogathon is an annual event organized by the Faculty of Veterinary, UPM. This is the first stop for the dogs where they are examined and given tags before proceeding to the registration counter.


Dogathon UPM 2008
I always have this thing for Huskies, descendants of the wolves. They never fail to mesmerize me with their bright blue eyes.

Dogathon UPM 2008
Such a poser...

Dogathon UPM 2008
I am sure this one is owned by a Chinese girl! :-P


Dogathon UPM 2008
Sheep-dog? Looks different..

Dogathon UPM 2008
This guy was huge and look at the girl, doesn't she looks sacred?

Dogathon UPM 2008
Pet-grooming service was also available and they seems to be very happy doing it (actually they started giggling when I tried taking their photo).

Dogathon UPM 2008
Maze - one of the games they organized for the dogs and owners.

Dogathon UPM 2008
Forgot the name of the games but so many of them participated in this event. Reminds me of sukaneka back in primary school. Hehehehe..

Dogathon UPM 2008
Dog Idol - something like a beauty pageant but in addition to the parade, the dogs are also required to perform tricks. 


Video of the day:
Amber, the Golden Retriever was so talented!!

Check out my Youtube for more videos of the Dog Idol.

16 comments:

mmuurrllyy said...

wah...i enjoyed this post..nice
luv the dogs

Keshi said...

Very nice!

Keshi.

Falcon said...

so adorable...

Princess Mia said...

ah i liked the pics.....i mean the dogs in the pics....btw i am shit scared of dogs....i dunno why i think i dont like the fact that they lick u all the time....anwyays thoug am scared i did quite like em in the pics ;)

mayz said...

wow!!! that is awesome!!! the dogs n d whole concept!!!

VIKNESHWARAN said...

:)

VIKNESHWARAN said...

:)

Priya said...

Cute pics'.

tulipspeaks said...

@ murali

u do? ah.. next year we can go to the event together then.



@ keshi

thanks!


ammu.

tulipspeaks said...

@ Falcon

yes they are. and just imagine 600 of them around u!



@ princess mia

lol. scared coz they lick u? :-P


ammu.

tulipspeaks said...

@ mayz

yup! i just wish the weather to be milder that day.. would have been nicer..



@ vikneshwaran

eh.. y u always :) :) only?



@ priya

thanks!


ammu.

Princess Mia said...

hmmm animals sniffing n licking moi is wat i am scared off

Solitaire said...

I love huge campuses too. I work in one right now. It feels great to be STAFF (for a change)and have a parking spot right next to the building as opposed to walking one end to another, huffing and puffing! :)

Nice pictures!

Jeevan said...

600 dogs at a place is great, lovely pictures dear. Huskies super.

atikahashim said...

Hey, Dogathon 2011 is back!!! Do come!!! It will be held on 2nd of October, at same time and place. For more details, please find us on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/Dogathon2011

SimianD said...

The 'sheep-dog' is actually a poodle.

Thanks for this post; great one!