I'm a huge fan of dogs. I grew up with and around dogs, and loved them all. As an adult, though, I became a full-on cat lover because dogs just don't fit my lifestyle very well. I appreciate the independence of kitties. Sorry, dogs--I know my limits, and I just can't meet your needs. It's not you, it's me.
Having said all that, I'm pretty shameless in my adoration of other people's dogs. I've been known to cross the street for the chance to pet a cute dog. So when I got this super deal on Braves tickets and could choose any home game I wanted, I purposely chose Bark In The Park day so I'd be able to meet some canine sports fans.
During Bark In The Park, the dogs hang out in the Sky Field area, where the stadium sets up wading pools to help the critters keep cool. There's a special seating section for the dogs and their humans, which is not where our seats were. But did that stop me? Of course not. I took a break from the game, hopped on the elevator, and headed upstairs to where the action was. (Click photos to enlarge the cuteness.)
So. much. fun! It was a magical doggie wonderland up there. Canines of every size, shape, and color. Smooth dogs, fluffy dogs, accessorized dogs. Everybody was so well-behaved, and the people were more than happy to let non-dog-section tourists (I wasn't the only one) give their four-legged friends some love. What a happy afternoon.
As for the Braves, they lost. But we don't need to dwell on that, because...DOGGIES!