Rockford event proves dog park would be another huge hit

Photos by BETH ALTENA

Rock the Dam could have been called Rock the Dogs as the event had plenty of canine listeners and visitors as well as an impressive crowd of human music lovers. This should encourage organizers of the Rockford dog park, which is currently working on securing funding for the construction of the proposed park. These furry friends were just a few of the dogs who enjoyed the final performances of the first Rock the Dam event brought to you by Studio D2D’s Dan DeWard.

Bella, a one-year-old pug Shih Tzu mix, seemed enthralled by the music and the crowd. She is pictured with Amber, 18, and Emily, 11. Her owners insist she absolutely loved the whole Rock the Dam series.

 

Bingo, the Border Collie, is pictured with Anthony Martinex of Rockford. He was at Rock the Dam to watch a friend who was in the final lineup of the event. Bingo is in beautiful shape for her age, 15.

This most unusual looking dog is Daisy, an Glen of Imaal Irish Terrier. Daisy is indeed a rare breed. Her family had to go all the way to Toronto to get her. In turn, the family who had her had to go all the way to Ireland to have the breeding done. We think Daisy’s common name could be “Big Head” and her scientific name could be “Ginormous-Headed Dog.” That was Kate’s idea.Herbie is an unusually large Yorkshire Terrier, who will be 11 years old this month. He liked the music and the atmosphere at Rock the Dam.Isabelle the amazing Great Dane started off the Rock the Dam dog sampler by being irresistible for any photographer. She is pictured here with her owner, Todd Tremlin. Tremlin lets Isabelle sit on his leg during Rock the Dam. Isabelle is just one year old.

 

What is Watson? Owner Karen Ingersoll said she doesn’t know. Watson could be part Jack Russell terrier, could be part beagle, or maybe a dachshund mix. Whatever Watson is, Watson is cute.

Missy the Pomeranian was the sweetheart of Rock the Dam, and when her owner walked her around, she drew crowds of kids. Here she is pictured the center of attention of some youngsters at Rock the DamSasha, age 4, of Belmont, did not really like the photographer. She is a mini dachshund, who is pictured with Bradley, age 4.Nancy Seeley, one of the organizers for the proposed dog park, was wearing her dog park shirt at Rock the Dam and also brought dogs. She is pictured with Lucy, a Portuguese Water Dog, age 7; Augie, a cockerpoo, age 8; and Izzy, age 6, a Shih Tzu. Find out more about the dog park and donate at www.rockforddogpark.com. It is a nonprofit organization.

Bella is a babe. She is a French bulldog who had a great big grin on her face for her friends Hannah Bodnar (owner) and Rose Montag, all of Rockford.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herbie is an unusually large Yorkshire Terrier, who will be 11 years old this month. He liked the music and the atmosphere at Rock the Dam.

 

Isabelle the amazing Great Dane started off the Rock the Dam dog sampler by being irresistible for any photographer. She is pictured here with her owner, Todd Tremlin. Tremlin lets Isabelle sit on his leg during Rock the Dam. Isabelle is just one year old.

 

Nancy Seeley, one of the organizers for the proposed dog park, was wearing her dog park shirt at Rock the Dam and also brought dogs. She is pictured with Lucy, a Portuguese Water Dog, age 7; Augie, a cockerpoo, age 8; and Izzy, age 6, a Shih Tzu. Find out more about the dog park and donate at www.rockforddogpark.com. It is a nonprofit organization.

Missy the Pomeranian is an experienced concert attendee. Her owners say the dog, about to turn 10, has been a regular at the blues concerts in downtown Rockford for five or six years.

Sasha, age 4, of Belmont, did not really like the photographer. She is a mini dachshund, who is pictured with Bradley, age 4.

 

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