Fall 2002 News

Photos by Kim Snitker

Ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille.

Hello again! It's Maddie from Three Dog Bakery and boy, do I have exciting news for you this month! We just finished our 3rd annual film fest, DogFest 2002. It was a huge success. We raised over $700 for local rescue groups and had a fantastic time doing it. I'll start off by telling you about the top three winning films.

The first place winner was a documentary, "Dogz in the Hood," put together by the great people at Animal Humane. It was about Project Second Chance. This program takes dogs that are 'unadoptable' and puts them through a training program with juvenile offenders at Y.D.D.C. The program is terrific and so was the film.

Waiting for the movies.

Second place went to the Española Animal Shelter for a film about a dog named Typhoon, who had the best French accent I've ever heard in all my life. The story was cute and gave us all something to think about as far as abandoned dogs go. I had a tear in my eye when I thought the little guy wasn't going to be adopted. But the story had a very happy ending.

Rounding it out in third place was a romping good time film from last year's first place winner, Joyce Faye. I was exhausted by the end of it. If you were there you know what I'm talking about, if you weren't there, trust me, I didn't even have to play to be breathing hard and ready for a nap.

All three winners received a cash donation to the animal group of their choice, as well as an amazing flower arrangement from The Wild Flower Wrangler. I personally had the best time eating my doggie Sno-cone while I watched dogs on the big screen, which doesn't happen nearly enough.

Did somebody say sno-cone?

The founders of Three Dog Bakery (Mark and Dan) came in from ansas City, Missouri to take part in the festivities. And you'll never guess who else came this year….PEOPLE MAGAZINE! Guess what's even better than that. Our little film fest made it into the August 26 issue of People. Grab your human and run out to get this issue. We are all so excited about the exposure and the possibility of next year's film fest becoming more of a national thing. Bigger, better, more! Get on the horn and call your friends who live out of state. Tell them about this and get them to start working on a short film for next year's festival. Now I'm no psychic, but I see HUGE things for next year's film fest. Can you say, Sundance?

The next big event we have planned is the annual Howl-o-ween costume contest, but this year we're putting a bit of a spin on it. In the past just you dogs have come in costume. This year I want to see owner/pet costume themes. Last year Kaya, one of the shop dogs, and her owner came as cowboys and got many a strange look. There will be cool prizes and lots of games to play. It's only a couple of months away so I suggest you get busy.

As a closing note, all of us at Three Dog Bakery would like to wish Rebecca Loring from abqdog.com a very Happy Birthday with lots of hugs and sloppy wet kisses.

It's time for a treat and a nap.

Bark at you soon!

(as dictated to Chris Dalton)

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