News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Metro RTA

Greater Akron Chamber

Meaden & Moore


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Social Issues


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


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
Franci Berg and Brady were glad the Homerun fireworks were scuttled during Puppypalooza.
Courtesy of Kabir Bhatia, WKSU
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

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.

Click to Listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (2:07)


(Click image for larger view.)


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.

Listener Comments:

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
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

What's it take to take control of cancer?
In the case of bowel/colorectal cancer, the surest method of prevention is to have a colonoscopy, during which pre-cancerous "polyps" are removed - https://t.co...

Western Stark Free Clinic is set to close but to continue its role
WHAT OTHER DENTAL CLINICS AND MEDICAL CLINICS ARE IN THE CANTON AND MASSILLON, OHIO AREAS?

Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
Thanks heavens that none of them have been condemned to death. This alons should convince the USA to join the civilized world by abolishing the death penalty. E...

Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a plant. I have one growing in my sunroom. The leaves are dried and added to teas. It's harvested commercially and...

Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University