Friday, July 1, 2016

Cole's Capers.... DC Folklife Festival concert

Cole here to tell you about this year's Folklife Festival (Basque)
Momma and Daddy have taken me every year and I just love DC on the Mall. It was a nice night...
Off we went for a ride in the car! We three love going into DC, and have favorite festivals. 

This one has displays and performances from a show cased country or region. 

 We got settled in, and heard musicians playing unusual instruments. They also played with some Basque musicians later.

I played with a maltese puppy, too fast to get a picture but she was cute!

At first the songs sounded all the same to us and I didn't want to lie on my blankie...

I noticed a booth selling gelato and thought we should share a bowl, just to cool off my people you know...

Come on I'll show you!!
 First we'll share cherry, then mango and decide which is better. 
Mmmm, I like my ice cream on a spoon, I'm not uncivilized you know... oh heck! just give me the bowl...
The humans liked the mango, I preferred the cherry.
Momma thought I was feeling bad but I just wanted to get to the squirrel portion of our visit...

Past the band...

the first  time afghans and Basque musicians share a stage!
 past these creatures with wheels for legs...
Check out that squirrel.

My dad is a notoriously bad hunter... I mean I got within 2 feet, one poodle lunge, of several stupid squirrels who just stared at me.

As if I couldn't eat them! Fast food! Festival food!

HUH?!!?  Whaaaa??? 
That stupid squirrel just stared at me, and my Momma made a noise (between us I think she did it on purpose) and it went up the tree. 

That was fun!
We walked around the Mall, watched a kickball tournament saw this view
 Another fun trip to the nation's capital, even if I didn't catch a squirrel. 

My peeps will go back to visit Basque this weekend.
Not me as it will be hot.I have too much sense to walk around in the heat!


  1. So much fun Cole, sorry about the squirrel. I am sure he's not worth all the drama anyway;)

  2. Absolutely love Cole's posts! I can just visualize life from his point of view.

  3. Cole really knows how to enjoy a festival!

  4. Cole, you live such a rich life! Enjoy!!!

  5. Oh, Cole! You do the most fun things. Our humans don't take us anywhere.......(whining inserted here)

    the Bad Basset Boyz

  6. Terrific chronicling of your outing, Cole. Stay cool this weekend, buddy and tell your pawrents to enjoy Basque.
    Your fur-iend,
    Sam 🐾

  7. Cole, so sorry about the squirrels. You could have gotten him easily! Maybe next time...

  8. Cole, you're a good sport to go with your people even when it's mainly for their enjoyment. I'm glad they got the gelato and shared. Squirrels never get that.

  9. Cole you're looking rather dapper in your bandana. Hope you had a blast!

  10. That's so awesome!! You're so lucky your pawrents took you with them!!

  11. I bet that gelato was amazing. Cherry would have been my favorite, too.

  12. Wow, gelato or a squirrel. At least your people shared some goods. Looks like you had a great adventure.

    Sarah and Shadow.

  13. This looks and sounds like a fun event!!! :)

  14. Fun trip! Perhaps you should suggest a squirrel flavored gelato to the gelato company?

  15. PepiSmartDog: your top photo is brilliant! Looks like it was a great trip, and you sure looked dapper in your new bandana. :=o)
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We love having you join us each week and really appreciate your friendship and support. Hope you’ll join us again this week too. *waves paw* :=o)