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Penny’s Visit to the Mural Society

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

PennyMuralsToday my owner took me to look at some of the Murals in Toppenish – “Where the West Still Lives”. This is one of many murals you can find all around the town..and my little doggie paws were quite eager to check them all out.  Fortunately for us, there is a dedicated map with descriptions that will take you back in time when horse drawn carriages and sometimes even a bear fight filled the streets of this little Americana town.  There are over 70 murals strategically painted on various buildings and billboards. Each mural captures the history of the first settlers and culture of those who lived in Toppenish between 1840-1940.  I even saw a couple “Western Doggies” in those murals too!

While I was walking with my owner, I saw a group of people also looking at the murals from the comfort of their very own horse drawn wagon tour . The tour guide’s voice echoed on the microphone and my ears couldn’t help but perk up a little, as he told stories of the past .. stories so perfectly painted for me and my owner to enjoy and reminisce of a time when there weren’t cell phones, computers, or any type of digital device.

Every year, on the first Saturday of June, a group of artists come from all over the world to paint a Mural in a Day.  This is a big deal and often times,  there have been thousands of people that come and watch the paint dry.  There is usually food & craft vendors, a 5K Fun Run, and lots of excitement in this town – I sure hope my owner takes me next year, because there’s nothing I would rather do than sit and watch the paint dry.. and possibly try out some of those food vendor booths too.

I hope all of my friends are enjoying this cooler weather and finding some time to go and explore this beautiful valley we live in.

Until next time,

Penny the Pill

My pals at Union Gap Pet Smart gave me the best haircut ever!!

My pals at Union Gap Pet Smart gave me the best haircut ever!!