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Monday, May 16, 2011

My First Pow-WOW!

Mommy and Daddy took me to my first pow-wow on Saturday.  It was a misty sort of day.   But all in all, I think we had a good time.

For those of you who do not know (like me before Saturday) a pow-wow is a Native American gathering.  Some of the people at the pow-wow wear regalia and they dance.


The music at a pow-wow comes from a drum and singers.  I have seen a drum before.  We have one in our house.  It is okay when it is just sitting there, but when they play it, it makes a really loud noise that I don’t like a lot.


This is me a month or so ago with our drum.  Notice, they are not playing it, so I got close to check it out.

There were two drums at the pow-wow on Saturday.


I didn’t mind listening to them outside.  In fact, Mommy and I even walked over near the drums several times and I did get too uncomfortable.


Pow-wow’s also have “vendors”.  These are people who set up tents and sell stuff.   Mommy and I walked around several times visiting the vendors and buying a few things. 


Here I am sitting in front of one of the vending tables.

But mostly, I got to meet a lot of new people.  Every time someone asked to pet me, Mommy said I had to sit first.  I sat soooooo many times.  But is was worth it.  Because, some people got down on my level and let me give them kisses.


Because this pow-wow was organized by the HorseNet Horse Rescue, naturally, there were also horses there.  The lady on the second horse is a friend of Mommies.  She is riding with her son!  The horses weren’t scary, but then again, Mommy didn’t let me get too close either.


When I saw my first man in regalia, I barked at him.  But when he came over and petted me, I knew that stuff was okay.  But one thing did upset me.


Do you see the man in the white, red and black outfit?  Well, he wears something Mommy called “Bells”.  They make a noise that I was really not sure of.  I growled a bit at him and anyone else wearing bells.  When I did, Mommy got up and walked me away.  She says I will need to learn to be around bells and we will work on it at home.


Mommy even managed to take a picture of herself and me at the pow-wow.  I was a bit busy watching the dancers as were Aunt C and Uncle L  who were standing behind us.

I have to say, I really enjoyed my first pow-wow.  And I can’t wait to go again.  Mommy says next time we will be going in the “camper” – whatever that is.

Puppy Kisses,



  1. Woof! Woof! Golden Hello ... I'm back from my Spring Break. What a FUN Pow-Wow event. A "camper"?? Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. that would of been so pawsome going to a pow-wow. You were very brave not to get too bothered by all the noise and dancers.

  3. That Pow Wow thing sure looks Wow Tanner - lots for you to take in all at once, it sounds like you did really well and got lots of attention (attention's always a good thing - tee hee)

    Wags from your buddy Snoopy :)

  4. WoooHoooo Tanner! Your first Pow Wow! I'm glad to hear you did great!

    Happy woofs & hugs,


  5. hey Tanner,

    A Pow-Wow looks pawsome! I have never been to one, but my human has and she loved it. I loved all the pictures, especially of the Native American's in dressed in their regalia. Very cool! I am glad you had a good time and did not get too frightened by the horses and all the other new noises and sights.

    Thanks for sharing!


  6. Sounds like you saw many, many things! What a fun and interesting place to visit. I'm sure next time will be even better. :)

  7. WOW that sounds like a very cool event! My spotted sister does not like loud noises too. She too would be very scared with those drum sounds. Glad to know you had a great time at your 1st Pow Wow event!

  8. Hi!
    I am sorry but I have to delete your entry on the Meet Me on Monday linky because you did not participate and post your questions and answers in your post!
    I would love to have you join so please come back once you have your Meet Me On Monday post completed!