MIDWEST CHAZZERS - We Need a Meetup!

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  1. SizzleDog

    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    Okay folks, role call... who would be open to the idea of a Midwest Chazzer Meetup? Probably held in Iowa, of course - this summer sometime.

    WHO WANTS TUH COME??? :D
     
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    Mayasmydobe I'm PAWMAZING!

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    I do I do!!!! :)
    Sounds like fun!!!
     
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    Oh! Oh! Pick me, pick me!

    (Kansas City has a couple of HUMUNGOUS dog parks, btw... ;) )
     
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    Sure! But my dog aggressive dog and I will stay isolated in a corner somewhere.
    Nobody likes the mean girl.:(
     
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    Rebecca... I hear ya! Ronin probably won't even be able to come, since it wouldn't be fair to te poor guy... :(
     
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    Sounds good to me! Looks like I'll be staying in Ames this summer too, so it'll be a bit easier for me to travel.
     
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    I might be able to make it if it is in Iowa. If it is planed way ahead of Time I should be able to get off of collage. Brenna is not aggressive.
     
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    Depends where gas prices are and price of rooming !
     
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    I might be interested!
     
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    What if I'm in Minnesota over the summer... can I invite myself? :D
     
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    Red, I think that would be a yes. Oh wait, would a certain Ms Rumour be there too? (Django has a thing for the tall red girls.)

    Quite obviously, count me in Sizzle.
     
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    I'm thinking Iowa would be the best bet. I don't know if we can arrange a "private" dog park gathering though. Around here (central Iowa) there are two parks that I can think of - there's a HUGE one in Des Moines IA that you technically need a permit for. But, it's in an area where there are a lot of restaurants and doggie shopping places.

    The other option is Ames, IA - it's a university town, so there are a lot of hotels. The Baymont suites in town are pet-welcoming I believe. The dog park here is a semi-private park, and no permits are required. It's small, but it can easily hold 20-30 dogs. It's basically a big fenced-in square but still nice. There are many unfenced trails and nature areas in the area as well (Peterson Pits, McCarthy Park, the Great Iowa Trail, etc.). In Ames, there are a few nice restaurants, including a FAMOUS place called Hickory Park that is designed for large, hungry parties!

    PS - I will be making bandanas for all the dogs that come to the Midwest Meetup - I'm working on a design right now! they'll be snazzy, you won't want to miss them... :D I need votes for color though!

    QUESTION - what month works best for everyone? Should this be planned for a weekday or a weekend? Any ideas/suggestions are welcome!

    I do think we should have an offleash playtime as well as a leashed walk - that way, those of us with dogs that don't play well with others can still participate.
     
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    I vote for green for a color :) Not to Macho but not to Girly and would work for both gender's of dogs :) but not like a mint green or a hunter green.... NEON!!! haha or Neon Yellow :) Something that can be seen easily :)

    ALSO, I would like to add that Hickory Park is the best restruant in the WORLD! (or at least in Iowa)
     
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    How about red for the bandanas?

    I'm not sure on the month, I'll see what seems to be the most popular choice and start saving now.
     
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    I vote for June - everyone should be out of school, it won't be as hot as it would be in July or August.

    Put in your votes, guys! I'd day the choices would be:

    1. May (late May, due to school schedules)
    2. June
    3. July
    4. August (early August)
     
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    I vote for June too.
     
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    Red might clash with Ilsa and Ronin. :p Though it would look smashing against blue merle.


    I vote for, bah, whenever. May/June.
     
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    I know I'm already taking one trip at the end of May/early June and moving in early May...I think mid-late June might work better for me.

    I bet if you get a good deep red it might not... :p Red would also look smashing against a certain black Lab I know...
     
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    NO!!! NEON COLORS!!!! *insert logical reasoning* Safety! Neon is more visible incase something bad happens.... thats why road-crews wear neon orange! :D /logic
    plus... NEON IS SOOO COOL!!!!
     
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    I vote June too. As for bandanna colors......black and white goes with everything so no clashing for Joey! :D By June, I'll probably be down to just Joey. Roxie will be trying out her new home this summer.
     

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