Phoenix attends Woofstock

Yesterday–Sat., Aug. 11–tripawd girl Phoenix attended the 23rd annual Woofstock on a sunny, cool afternoon along the Eureka Waterfront in Northern California. This “festival,” which benefits the Sequoia Humane Society and its adoption shelter, ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Although Phoenix didn’t get there in time for the morning canine conga line, she did meet many dogs–including a 9-years old tripawd lab named Phoebe. Phoenix also came face-to-face with Solo (another pit bull from Eureka) for the first time, became fast friends and had their owners (John & Neil) pose for a photo (taken by Arlette Large). When Phoenix got home from  75-minutes at Woofstock, she was so tired and content that she conked out on her favorite living room chair for about four hours. A beautiful day in the life of a happy hopping tripawd girl.

Author: 2013sophie

We're a senior retired couple (one ceramic artist, one writer) living in Eureka--on Northern California's redwood coast. We each grew up in NYC but met here in Humboldt County 25 years ago. We feel blessed that our three prior dogs (all females) each lived to age 14+ years. Our beagle Chloe crossed over into K9 heaven in August, 2017, and left behind her younger "sister," Phoenix, our tripawd. She's a sweet, tail-wagging, face-licking, pit bull. Phoenix joined our pack in December, 2014 [4+ years ago], three months after her right front leg was amputated at age 4-5? Phoenix had been hit by 3 cars in the SF Bay Area, and two great Samaritans named Ralph & Mya stopped traffic to rescue Phoenix on the road and drive 5+hours north to Miranda's Rescue, a no-kill facility in our county.

4 thoughts on “Phoenix attends Woofstock”

  1. So sweet. I am glad she had a great time. She looks like a happy girl in this picture.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. Thanks, yeah, she’s very sweet & happy. Phoenix had never been around that many dogs so all the interaction tired her out and she stopped to rest twice on the way back to where we were parked. This happens–she plops down in the shade to rest–on our usual mile walks, so we bring water & snacks. We’re so glad she’s happy and hopping along through life.

  3. Awww Neil! It is sooooo good to hear from you and Phoenix!

    OK that is NOT the Eureka waterfront I remember. There is BLUE SKY above your heads!! You photoshopped that in didn’t you? 😉

    Glad to hear Woofstock is still happening. You know our Jerry was from there right? Yeah that little guy was dumped at the shelter back when it was on the south end of town in that sad little building. And he lingered in that shelter for over a month, can you believe it? We were so blessed to have been the lucky peeps who adopted him.

    YAY for things being great with your pack! And meeting another Tripawd too? What a perfect day. We always love hearing from you guys. xoxo

  4. Great to hear from you!
    Photoshopped? Ha! You know your Eureka weather. That’s why I’m in layers, a sleeveless vest atop a T-shirt. The other guy has a tank top. It was actually sunny & in the high 60s @ Halvorsen Waterfront Park.
    Yep, I know Jerry’s heritage includes Eureka roots. That little building–where Jerry found you guys–on South Broadway is still there. That’s also where Emma, a little beagle puppy, found my family & myself back in 1990. That building is the Sequoia Humane Society shelter, the folks who sponsor Woofstock. There are 2 big adoption places in northern Humboldt: Miranda’s Rescue, where Phoenix found us; and the Humboldt Co. Shelter up near the airport.
    Anyway, keep up your important work. I told the other tripawd owners (John & Julie) to look you guys up online. I hope they do.

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