1. Washington International Horse Show!
This exciting equestrian event is this week at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC (October 22 - 27). We went last year on Thursday night, which is Barn Night and Gambler's Choice, where different jumps are assigned varying point values and riders pick jumps to accumulate as many points as possible within the time limit. This year we have tickets for Friday night which is the Puissance competition - horses and riders face the Great Wall as it gets higher and higher and only one pair remains without knocking it down. The height to beat is 7 feet 7.5 inches, set in 1986.
2. Brides Throwing Cats Tumblr
OK, don't worry, it's all Photoshopped, but hilarious - a creative Tumblr account replacing bouquets with cats. Brilliant!
3. US Military Working Dogs Team National Monument
On October 28, the very first national monument for animals will be dedicated in San Antonio, Texas.
4. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
|Steinbeck with his endearing French Poodle Charley|
|Route of travel|
|The truck and camper Steinbeck traveled in, lovingly called "Rocinante"|
5. Dog sweaters. Argyle sweaters.
Because winter is right around the corner.