Monday, June 2, 2008

A Visit to Belle Isle

Yesterday we ventured out to Belle Isle. Belle Isle is an island in the middle of the James River and is the site of a notorious Civil War prison. In 1863 the prison housed over 10,000 men.

Also visiting Belle Isle yesterday were Belle and Sasha! It was so great to see them again, and to meet their new families. I hope we see each other again soon!

A view of the James River from Belle Isle.

Belle and her family with Harvey and Jackson.

Belle and her daddy.

The view from the Belle Isle footbridge. You can see Hollywood Cemetery in the background.


And here's sweet Sasha. Sasha, whose racing name is Flying Incubus, rode with us to the GPA picnic!

Oh, and on Saturday we stopped by Woofstock, which was hosted by the Richmond Animal League (RAL). RAL is Richmond’s oldest non-profit, no-kill humane society, and is a great friend to GPA Richmond.

Jello Shot Dot and her dad made the evening news!

Our tent was positioned between groups representing Great Danes and Pit Bulls, which are some of the sweetest dogs in the world!

Some of the gang from Ring Dog Rescue.

The agility course.

Rusty and Harry!!

The folks from Ring Dog Rescue were smart, and brought pools to help cool off their dogs. They were very kind to share the pools with some of the Woofstock attendees. Here's Dolly cooling off, while her friends wait their turn.

Jackson takes a dip!

Jello Shot Dot closes out the day.

Have a great week everyone!


Paul Hammond said...

I love Belle Isle. I discovered it when I first moved to Richmond and I thought I was in heaven.

I used to take my dogs rock hopping on the south side of the island. .

Trina said...

Looks like the boys had a great weekend of fun in the sun! Woofstock was kids took a turn in that pool too!