17 February 2011

{16feb2011: reunion party part 2}

Did you see the first part of the birthday/family reunion?  Well here's part two!

Once we got the pupcakes handed out and gobbled down, we headed in the park so everyone could relax and have a good time.
Darwin had given Boo Radley a birthday gift of a rubber monkey which he proudly carried through the park (the whole time).

Carrying a monkey makes you a very popular fellow.
{Gino goes in for his brothers monkey}
{Olive (not related, but sister to Kona) tries her turn at it}
{Darwin's turn to try and steal it, while Olive and Porky (brother) watch on. Kona (brother) couldn't be bothered with a monkey}
Darwin was constantly trying to run away from Porky.
But he was very persistant.  
Memphis tried to join in the sibling party time.
And someone left their old yellow lab amongst the group while he barked and barked and barked and barked and barked at the chaos of Danes.  (He was alone, barking nonstop for a good 15 minutes before his owner came back to take him away.)
You can hear the barking yellow lab and see some of the madness in this video.
After a while Porky was distracted by the younger blue, Olive.
He even gifted her with a giant slim trail on her back.
After all of Darwin's barking when he first showed up, Remi was cautious approaching her.
Soon another sister showed up, Sydney!  And her older neice, London. (Sydney's mom's daughter owns London.)
Sydney is so tiny compared to the rest of the siblings (we've met).  You can see how much smaller in this picture (you can also see her neice London in the background with the red collar).
Meanwhile, Porky continued his love affair with Darwin.
And here's more video of the dogs by the water.

Part three to come!


  1. OMD!!! what a sight that must have been, all those beautiful blue danes in one location!

    Happy tails!
    Stumpy and her bean

  2. What a great group! LOVE the pics!

  3. OOh - Honey wants that rubber monkey too!!!

    And wow - what an amazing sight - a "sea of blue" - literally! Ha! Ha!

    I'm so envious that you get to keep in touch with Darwin's siblings and able to arrange meetups like this! Wish I had that for Honey!


  4. I love that bright yellow monkey with all the grey pooches. I've never heard of a rubber monkey before.

  5. We approve of birthday celebrations that run on for days - even weeks! Your birthday parties keep getting better and better. We can't wait to see what next year brings! Once again, Happy Birthday, Darwin and siblings!

    Jed & Abby

  6. Wow, now that's celebrating! Great to meet you!

  7. i can't stand it!! it's too much cute all together, with all of those pups!

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  8. Holy cow that's a whole mess of blue great danes!LOL I'm used to seeing a ton of fawns together, but I've never seen that many blues in one spot! Too cool!

  9. What brillo paws birthday celebrations Darwin had.

    That yellow monkey really took a lot!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  10. Dear Darwin,
    Firstly I have to say that it is a complete mystery to me how Kona could not be interested in that monkey!
    Secondly i love that park! I have never seen anything like it! Well i have but not where I would actually be allowed off leash!
    Thirdly, that porky! Doesn't he know that you are owned by no dog!

    your pal,

  11. That is a really cool park - soooo many dogs there, we hope everyone was well behaved! :)

    Its crazy how you can get quite a variation between siblings - We would love to meetup with our siblings to see how they turned out!

    We shall continue on to part three!

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes