Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Pre-Rose Parade Celebration with the Dogs

I spent a wonderful New Year's Eve in Pasadena at my company's pre-Rose Parade party. Our co-founder Dick Van Patten was on hand to thank everyone too. He rides on our float tomorrow with his son Jimmy. The party was for 200 people, including those involved in our amazing Natural Balance Rose Parade float, and our customers too. Most of the dogs who will be on the float were at the party, including Tillman, Rose, Sully, Lyle, all of whom will skim board on the float. Several of the Dock Diving dogs were also at the party too. I brought my own two dogs along for the fun. They had a blast, particularly during the concert, which was a Michael Jackson impersonator who was actually very good.
The Michael Jackson impersonator was a lot of fun.

Sully is an amazing skim boarding Bulldog!

Tillman, Rose and Sully at the hotel before the Rose Parade

Sheldon enjoying the concert and watching people dance.

Duncan celebrating on New Year's Eve

We were all excited that the officials from Guinness World Records certified the Natural Balance Rose Parade float as setting the record for the World's Heaviest parade float in history- amazingly at over 84,300 pounds! We love breaking records and having fun! Here is the official certificate presented to us. So all in all, it was an enjoyable New Year's Eve celebration. I hope you can catch the Rose Parade on New Year's Day and see for yourself how much fun we have at Natural Balance. If you watch the parade and see our float, Tweet about it on Twitter. Just include #PETCORose in the tweet so I can follow along and see it!


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

happy new year honey! hope it's fabulous!

smiles, bee

Palm Springs Savant said...

Thanks Bee! Happy new year to you and Sarge too!

snowelf said...

Happy New Year!!

And congrats on the float--what an awesome event to be a part of!!

best wishes for 2011 :)


KathyA said...

Rick, this is one New Year's Eve that will be hard to top! How great is it that all the dogs were invited?!! The only thing better would have been to have seen you, Sheldon, Duncan, and Owen on that float!!!


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