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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

Tanner

8 comments:

  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

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  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.

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  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 :)

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

    Happy woofs & hugs,

    ~Bailey

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  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!

    Suka

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  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. :)

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  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!

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  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!
    Thanks!!

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