So I thought I'd introduce you to the characters of the day.
This is the star - the reason we were all getting together - Mini - a rescue dog who came all the way from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts to find a family! She is a beagle/Jack Russell terrier mix and she is just the cutest thing. My sister had a little cheerleader outfit on her when she first arrived (Yikes! the poor thing !) but she didn't seem to mind it! She was one cute happy little camper with her new family and took well to the extended family too!
And here is her older brother Gus - another rescue dog that came to Mass from somewhere in the southern US. Another beagle/Jack Russell Terrier mix who is about twice the size of Mini but looks very much like her!
The other canine characters at the party were my grandchildren - my son Josh and his fiance April's bassett hounds. Here is little boy Roscoe checking out our kayaks.
And here is Daisy with April keeping cool in the shade of the canopy.
The dogs LOVED the dog cookies that I made and the humans loved their little boxes that had sugar cookies in them. You can find all kinds of dog biscuit recipes here. Check out my post below for more details and pics about the treats I made for everyone if you missed it!
And now I'll introduce the human attendees at the cookout.
At our table are (Left to Right) niece Chrstie with DH Nate, DH Greg with niece Katie, and lifelong friend Cilla who is moving to FL in November where her sister, already lives (boo hoo).
Here is Cilla again with my sister Marcia - holding Mini.
And here are the red hot dogs I was telling you about! - we grilled these along with some marinated chicken, had macaroni salad and delicious carrot cake for dessert - Yum!!!