Paws for Rhythm and Brews and Pet Parade benefit ARF

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Katie Jones and Barb Reese compete in the Ladies Stein Holding Contest at the Animal Rescue Friends’ Paws for Rhythm and Brews fundraiser at the Nature Center on Saturday. Jones held it the longest and even beat the men by a few minutes.
Photo by Peter Szabadi

Children had a great time in the Kids Zone, a new addition at this year’s event. Photo by Peter Szabadi

the unidentified (as of press time) stein-holding contest winner in the men’s competition.

Lois Sheppard drew a cartoon and challenged kids to a Cartoon Caption Contest. Carter Johnson, 11, (below) of Idyllwild, won for his entry, “Hey, hot dog! I bet you can’t ketchup!” The cartoon will be ARF’s “ARFtoon of the month” for the June newsletter. Carter also will receive the framed original drawing with his words printed by Sheppard.
Photos by Peter Szabadi

Carter Johnson
Photo courtesy Lois Sheppard

Joshua Kunkle won Best in Show for Home Brewing at the Animal Rescue Friends’ Paws for Rhythm and Brews at the Nature Center on Saturday. Photo by Peter Szabadi

Dogs large and small paraded down North Circle Drive on Saturday morning, June 3, sponsored by Young Idyllwild Inc. to benefit Animal Rescue Friends. A parrot and a pig also appeared though they didn’t march. The first-place winner was Beary Potter (shown), played by Bear and accompanied by Cleandra and Zephyr Waldron, second place was Peanut in a clever coyote vest, accompanied by Michelle Sass and sharing third-place were Gretchen and Wetter. All the animals were well-behaved and seemed to have almost as much fun as the humans. Photo by Tom Kluzak

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