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Puppypalooza at Progressive Field
Here's WKSU's story from Aug. 27, 2010 on Puppypalooza, which is being reprised at Progressive Field tonight.
Coordinated by the Indians and Animal Protection League

by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Franci Berg and Brady were glad the Homerun fireworks were scuttled during Puppypalooza.
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Hot dogs and baseball have a long history. On Thursday, Progressive Field made room for another kind of dog with its first-ever Puppypalooza. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia has more.

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A special section was FUR-nished for dogs, along with stations where they could PAWS for refreshment without being HOUNDED.  And signs also POINTER'd the way to a grassy SPOT just outside the stadium, where the pooches could answer the COLLIE of nature. 
The dogs even got special ice-cream formulated for their tummies, an honor previously reserved only for astronauts.  The event was setup by the Indians in cooperation with the Animal Protection League.  Carrie Gideon is off-site adoption liaison for the League.
"People can bring their dog to the game with them, and a portion of the proceeds are going back to the shelter.  We have a relationship with Travis Hafner and his wife, Amy, actually Amy does volunteer work for us."
Before the Indians’ designated hitter Hafner and his cohorts took the field, more than 250 dogs took a victory LAP around the bases.
Amazingly, not one blade of grass was harmed, and only a few were soiled.  The pups were on their best behavior.  Roger Mease, an Indians fan who drove from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, claims he noticed some strange behavior from the Oakland A’s after the parade.
"I saw Barton start to lick himself the one time, yes I did see that."
Maese’s dog is named after Grady Sizemore.  The crowd seemed to be mostly Indians fans that wanted to bring their pooches to the park.
Heather Luczyk came from Columbus specifically for Puppypalooza.  The long drive back dictated her dog, Sophie’s, diet during the game.
"Probably no beer. I don't know if I'd want to drive a drunk dog all the way home to Columbus."
Franci Berg of Beachwood brought Brady, as in Quinn, who LAPPED up the event.
"The Indians are a young team this year, they’re just little puppies learning right now."
When considering an expansion of Puppypalooza, she added:
"Cats are not social like that; cats would be out of their element.  This is a big puppy party.  I love that they did this."
All in all, it was a GREAT DANE for dog lovers and baseball fans.

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Great coverage with the audio clips (and I liked the captions on the photos!) - - it was easy to imagine being there. Quite fun!


Posted by: Barb (Hudson) on August 27, 2010 12:08PM
Way to work in all the pugs....(ahem...puns) into the story. I can't believe they let all the dogs into the stadium!


Posted by: Gary (Solon) on August 27, 2010 2:08AM
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