Smawlie and Sarita
April 2017 interview after the First Annual Cherry Blossom Festival with Sarita, the toy poodle.
Interviewer from radio station WOOF: Congratulations! You tied for first place in the dog parade at the Cherry Blossom Festival!
Sarita: I won?! Woof, woof! I am so excited!
Interviewer: I love your bride costume. I guess the judge did too. Can you share anything about it?
Sarita: Only that I just couldn't decide what to wear. You can never have too many outfits, you know. Mom's friend Nell helped me choose which outfit to put on right before the parade. I guess she picked the right one. My doggy friend DJ recently wore his groom outfit for a photo shoot with me. He's just so handsome! Grrrr!
Interviewer: What was it like to be in the dog parade?
Sarita: It had me panting! It was so much fun with all those humans admiring me. I'm just so adorable!
Interviewer: I saw your Mom pick out a prize. What did you win?
Sarita: She chose a fuzzy fox toy. I love it! I love it! I will play with it every day. Grrr...
Interviewer: Great News! I heard there will be another dog parade next year. Do you plan to attend next April 8th?
Sarita: I plan on it. See if all you big boys can beat me. I hope all my pup friends come too. Bring your human along to cheer for us, of course. Let the competition begin!
Interviewer: Wonderful! I saw you over there posing with Smawlie.
Sarita: Yes, for my winning portrait. Although you don't have to win to pose. Woofly friendly guy.
Interviewer: Thank you so much for speaking with me. I hope to see you on April 8th, 2018 12-4 pm at Coral Drive and Tulagi Place, Lexington Park, near NAS Gate 2. The dog parade starts around 12:30pm. Don't forget there will be vendors selling food and beautiful arts and crafts also.
Sarita: Yeah, my Mom's one of the vendors!