Monday, February 27, 2012

Catch Up: November 2011 Trip to Whidbey Island

As mentioned before, this and the next few posts will help you play catch-up with our comings and goings during the past few months!

Every year, Spoiled Dog Winery on Whidbey Island holds a Spoiled Dog Contest. The winner receives wine and a complimentary copy of the book that is published with all of the entrants. Last November, one of our besties, Tag, won first place!

Winemaker Karen Krug presents Tag with his book and bottles of wine

The book featuring Tag in First Place!

The winery held a special event for all of the contestants, so we decided to take a little day trip to Whidbey Island with the dogs. I met Janis and Lindsay at their house, and we carpooled with 3 humans and 4 dogs.

Silly puppies on the ferry

View on Whidbey Island

Of course, our first stops were to the pet stores.


Amber trying on a fashionable hat in Myken's

Amber and Tag got stylish scarves and Swift got a squeaky ball

We made quite a scene walking around downtown Langley. We made friends with all sorts of people.

After our walk around town, it was time to head over to the winery. Tag was presented with his awards, and we showed off how Tag won.

Yes, that is a stroller for the dogs.

It was a long day for everyone, but we all had lots of fun.

Sleepy babies

"Don't worry, buddies. I'll keep watch while you sleep!"

pictures courtesy of janis higdon


  1. What a great place to visit! That's quite the contest too!

  2. Hi Y'all,

    Congratulations Tag! What great fun! Now that is a what I call a day of fun!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  3. Whoooaaa!!! Looks like a wonderful time! There are plenty of shops to visit there. Also great picture Tag! You deserved to win that one!

  4. Wow....Looks like you guys sure had a lot of fun!!!


  5. What a ton of fun!
    Dachshund Nola

  6. That was such a the fun day! We need to go back once Spring arrives...I've heard there's a Chocolate Farm in Langley (how'd we miss that??)that we MUST go visit!

  7. Looks like a fantastic trip! Love the weenies in the stroller!

  8. Congrats on your win!!

    Looks like a fun day, not surprised you were pooped!! :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  9. that looks like so much fun! i have to check out the winery online--i'd love to buy some bottles.

  10. Wow! That looks like a fun place to visit. I also like the idea of a spoiled dog contest. I have family in Oregon. Perhaps on my next visit I will swing up there. Thanks for sharing! :0)