We came, we saw, we played

How did the social get-togethers turn out? Here are the ones that have already happened for this year.

Doran Regional Park on Bodega Bay, California
The day was lovely. A sailboat race was happening in Bodega Bay, and everyone had a wonderful time. We had people from as far away as Washington state and Canada as well as all over northern California.
—Deborah Bean

Washington groupWashington State
Our Pacific Northwest Kooikerkaboodle Saturday Septe. 27th! We had 5 dogs attending from various parts of the Puget Sound and as far south as Chehalis. There was much frolicking and swimming and wading and splashing and we all had a great time chatting about our favorite red and white dogs! Looking forward to next years “vrolijk”!
—Karen Watling


New York groupWegmans Dog Park, Onondaga, New York





Illinois groupRock Cut State Park, Illinois
Although the weather was a bit chilly, Greta II L., Jacey T., Friso, Xena, and Evie K. loved the KCUSA Fall Frolic at Rock Cut State Park in Illinois. They asked if they could have another meet and greet next spring!

Such happy kooikers, a lot of lake, ducks and a beautiful park to enjoy, and great fall weather, we all enjoyed the start of Indian Summer!” –Ann K-S

Maryland groupNina W’s home, Sharpsburg, Maryland
Nina W and Link L welcomed O’Keefe B, Kibo F, Tosca R, Duncan R, Rosie D, and Dunkie D and their human companions to the rolling fields and well-equipped agility playground at Nina’s home in Sharpsburg, MD. The morning’s rain turned into a breezy fall afternoon with just the right mix of sun and clouds. Link and Nina helped Stephanie and Betty demonstrate some of the agility gear, and the lavish lasagna & salad feast Steph prepared got rave reviews. Jenny F brought a specially decorated espresso cake to commemorate the day of Kooiker fun and frolic.

It was a beautiful day at Betty’s with lots of fun, food and friendship!” –Stephanie L.

Massachusetts groupKessel O’s home, Pembroke, Massachusetts
Eleven kooikerhondjes and two “friends of kooikers” met in the beautiful surroundings of Betty and Ron’s yard. Host kooiker, Kessel, led the rest in merry romps that sometimes splashed through the koi-stocked pond. Although some of their humans had wondered whether their own little “dog with attitude” would get along with the others, everyone did and had a joyful time, too. After a tasty lunch put on by our hosts, we convoyed to a local pond where the dogs swam, chased tennis balls and squeaky toys, and discovered their inner badgers by digging large holes on the sandy beach.
—Joyce Maxwell

The morning after: “My little fetch master is a bit too tired to get up this morning.”  —Lesley V.

North Carolina frolicMax H’s home in Weaverville, North Carolina
Everyone had a great time. Three of the kooikers were from the same litter. Dee Nichols was here with kooikers Sandy and Justin, Janie and Joe McDonald with kooikers Cory and Miep, and Steve and I with kooiker Max.

—Janet Hall