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|07-27-2009, 12:18 PM||#1|
Donating YT 10K Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
[News] 2009 International YorkieTalk Meetup In Alexandria, Virginia Makes Big News...
I am reposting here the link to the Newspaper article about the 2009 Alexandria Meetup that was printed in the Alexandria Gazette Packet
I believe that it was MissPinkBarbie to made the original post but was given a heads up by Cory so let's give a shoutout to these two YTers for bringing the article to our attention....
It was a friendly atmosphere as online pals finally met up in person, introducing themselves by their screen names, except for the occasional interruptions of yaps, snuffles, and cries of "what are you doing? Come back here!" About 70 humans and more than 100 silky Yorkshire Terriers met at Sheraton Suites Old Town on North St. Asaph Street over the weekend for the International YorkieTalk Meetup.
From Thursday to Sunday, they came from as far away as Arizona and Canada — mostly middle-aged ladies — with their 7-pound Yorkies strapped to their arms, some carrying them in rolling baskets and even Barbie totes.
The weekend’s events began with a Doggie Happy Hour with dog treats and appetizers followed by a Doggie Cruise on Thursday evening. Other highlights were Q&A sessions and the fashion show on Saturday. The catwalk featured female Yorkies in everything from an purple and gold LSU cheerleader’s outfit to lacy gowns complete with accessories from doggie boutiques. "Macho" male Yorkies modeled outfits from green army camouflage, complete with custom dog tags, to more dapper dogs in black and white miniature tuxedos. There was even an owner/dog pair in matching orange and black, tiger print dresses.
The ladies spent their time in seminars on dog training and agility for dogs. Some were excited by the chance to learn more about their favorite breed.
"I thought this would be a great place to learn more about Yorkies," said Margie of Clinton, Md., who has owned her Yorkie, Mimi, for 17 months. Others wanted the chance to meet in person with those they’d connected with so much online. "We’ve been through a lot," says Bo, from Havre de Grace, Md., who came with her "babies" — Hotrod and Maggie Mae — of the members of the YorkieTalk forum. "He went through surgery. Everyone’s been so supportive. I’ve just cried on everyone’s shoulders."
YorkieTalk posts can be about basic dog care questions to general discussions about anything — even non-canine topics like decorating and reality TV. Breeders go onto YorkieTalk to find homes for their litters. Many of the Yorkies at the Meetup were actually related. An important feature of the forum is doing rescues of Yorkies in shelters.
"I posted about a dog on dogfinder in Texas, who was blind in one eye and she was actually adopted by someone on YorkieTalk," said Renata, from Des Moines, Iowa. "I have a lot of posts," she says with a laugh, "probably more than anyone in this room."
This year was YorkieTalk’s second-annual meetup. Participants were very pleased with the location. "I love this area. It’s so nice. Every store is so dog friendly," said Kelli, who came down from Buffalo, NY, with her sister and their two Yorkies.
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|07-27-2009, 12:35 PM||#2|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: With my yorkies
Well, Mr. Emmett certainly looks handsome in his newspaper photo!!
Thanks so much for linking this article, you could tell the journalist had fun with the story!!
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. -- Author Unknown
|07-28-2009, 01:42 PM||#6|
Misssing Baby Chloe
Join Date: Jun 2007
That is so neat that they did an article on you guys!!!
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. -M. Acklam
|07-28-2009, 01:52 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NJ // NYC
Thanks, Cindy for posting it here!
The PiNK Club Founder
|07-28-2009, 02:07 PM||#8|
♥ Chip ♥ Smokey ♥
Join Date: Mar 2007
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My heart is wrapped around their little paws
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|07-28-2009, 02:21 PM||#9|
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Join Date: Jul 2004
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|07-28-2009, 02:34 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Blog Entries: 1
OMG what a cool article..lol..middle aged ladies?? Now I don't consider myself middle-aged..lol..but that was funny.
Cynd, Izzy (Yorkie) & Cosmo (Biewer)(Secwetary & Charter Membwer of the Dirty FurKids Cwub)-Jusz say NO ta bein' cwean!)proud member of the CrAzYcLuB! ~The PINK club~SRC
|07-28-2009, 02:36 PM||#11|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Menifee, CA
2010~YT MeetUp...West Coast---YIPEE!!!
Just because I reside in CA, that would be my first choice and I hear that SAN DIEGO was voted one of the "most DOG-friendly" cities in the US...just saying!
Jo Ann Abby, Bella , Phoebe & Violette....
|07-28-2009, 03:34 PM||#12|
Living My Yorkie Dream
Join Date: Aug 2007
Blog Entries: 6
I've got to quit coming into this meet up's threads & pictures cuz every time I do, I just want to kick myself for not going. Well, it won't happen again.........is it time for next years' sign ups yet? I can hardly wait.
Lucky,Toby, Hannah,Camie, & Reggie
Heartland Biewers and Yorkies
|08-04-2009, 12:03 PM||#15|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Castro Valley, Ca. USA
West Coast!!!! oh yeah!!! I can go to that! Road trip. Gunnar is an excellent traveler.
I would've loved to have gone to Virginia but I had already planned my vacations out and gone to Alabama for a family visit.
I'm Donna. DH is Mike, son is Grant & is Gunnar
WE all Gunnar Lee . 7.9Lbs of lovable Terror