Views of the Neighborhood – Lions Club Charity Dog Walk

Welcome back to the tour. Today we are going to Lakeway Park to attend the Lions Club charity Dog event. Owners are encouraged to dress their dogs in costume and enjoy the stroll through the park. We are again being catered by June’s All Day in Austin. Our entertainment is Josh Stone.

Brunch Menu.

Café Breakfast
choice of eggs, sliced ham & gruyère,
housemade jam, buttered English muffin 

Farm Egg Omelette
Boursin, salted radish & green salad 

Croque Madame
jambon Paris, gruyère, fried egg, mixed greens


Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad
classic with dill crème fraîche


June’s Charbroiled Burger
grilled onions & jalapeños, American cheese,
pickles & french fries


Bone Marrow Bolognaise
handkerchief pasta, kale, parmesan


Fried Chicken Sandwich
kohlrabi ranch slaw, hot sauce


Matzo Ball Caldopoached chicken, vegetables, avocado, jalapeños, soft egg


Grilled Lamb Marquez and Poached Eggs
couscous with caponata and sumac yogurt

Grilled Chicken Paillard
harissa, wild arugula, fennel, parmesan 

Steak & Parmesan Fried Egg
crispy marble potatoes, salsa verde

Wine, spirits, beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea.

Picture of an old time school bus

So let’s go.

Here we are at the sign-up table. If you are walking, you get a bag t-shirt and tote. The guy is not included.

Halloween doggie.

Information on Paws for Prisons. A group who rescue dogs and then take them to people in prison to socialize and train them. Benefits for both dogs and humans.

Here is the sign telling us we are in the right place.

A nice trinket give-away table. Koozies, dog toothbrushes and toothpaste, leashes, and of course, information.

The first walker dressed as batman.

Looks like a farmer jones kind of costume.

The fish costume was a little too big. When the head is on, the dog can’t see.

A terrific prehistoric costume.

This one came as a nudest.

Cute little TuTu.

A lion.

Looks like the photographer is getting the stink eye.

A famous bull rider.

Superman.

A beautiful butterfly.

Well, that is the tour for today. I hope you enjoyed it. Now have some food and enjoy the music.

93 comments

  1. Dear John,
    we love the Halloween doggie.
    Here people like to dress up their dogs too f.e. at the village fetes.
    Wishing you a GREAT Sunday
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. Thank you. Wishing The Fab Four a peaceful Sunday as well. 😊

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  2. Hi John, what an interesting idea. I’ve never seen dogs being dressed up here in SA. Your pictures made me think of Ani and her Christmas reindeer horns. It’s going to be sad not having Ani’s Advent Calendar this year.

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    1. Yes Ani will be missed. Thank you, Robbie.

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  3. So many creative costumes! I kept waiting to see Lucy and Twiggy. Thanks for sharing, John. Happy Sunday!

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    1. We decided not to participate. Twiggy would still be barking at the memory of seeing those other dogs. Thanks, JIll.

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  4. My vote goes to the famous bull rider, but they’re all cute. I don’t think the one dog was giving the photographer the stink eye, I think that was pure embarrassment on his face.

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    1. I agree with you, GP. Pure embarrassment.

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      1. haha, I figured, how would I feel if I wore it!?

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      2. Good way to connect.

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    2. Hahaha. That was an embarrassed look now that you mention it. Thanks, GP.

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      1. 😖👍

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  5. The prehistoric pup gets my vote. I notice you didn’t dress Twiggy as a little potato, or a puma. I would have enjoyed the video of you getting that costume on her 😉

    I’ll have June’s Charbroiled Burger and a beer, if it’s not too early in Texas for beer.

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    1. The prehistoric pup gets my vote as well!

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      1. I agree. Thanks, Liz.

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      2. You’re welcome, John.

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    2. Anytime is beer time here. After all yeast, hops and barley are like bread. Of course only the user gets toasted. Tiggy would have gone ballistic with all the people and dogs. Thanks, Dan

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      1. Same with Maddie

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  6. Looks like fun. Did Lucy and Twiggy participate?

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    1. No. Twiggy doesn’t do well in crowds. Lucy would be okay though.

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      1. I’m with Twiggy on the crowds.

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      2. Hahaha. But the difference is you don’t try to bark them to St. Louis.

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      3. True. Not since 2005 anyway.

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  7. Laughing about the nudest dog. 🙂 Looks like everyone had a good time.

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    1. I think they did. Thanks, Joan.

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  8. What a riot! The indignities our poor pets must endure…😂 Happy Sunday, John!

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    1. I think you are right, Lori. Happy Sunday to you. 😊

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  9. Nice idea. I’ve always felt sorry for the pets that get dressed up by their owners, but my daughter-in-law’s dogs seem to really enjoy it. Guess it depends on the dog.

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    1. t does. Lucy hates it. Twiggy likes it.

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  10. Good one John. However I am waiting for later in the week when Twiggy and Lucy share their observations on the parade.

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    1. They have already declared a pass on the parade.

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    This was a fun adventure, John. I’m always tickled by how we humans bring our pets into our lives. The joy is everywhere present. Thank you for the smiles. 😊

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    1. Thak you for coming along, Gwen.

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  12. The dogs are all so cute. Not sure my two would be up for it either though. A fun event.

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    1. Yeah a little too many dogs for Twiggy. Lucy would be fine.

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  13. What fun! and a great idea! I loved the dog in the fish costume – it looked like the fish was eating the dog. I’m going for broke with the steak this morning!

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    1. Go for it Noelle. 😁

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  14. That was so much fun! The nudist dog had me laughing out loud!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I’m glad.

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  15. Cute photos, John, and the nudest cracked me up! The smoked salmon also sounds good. 😊

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    1. I think smoked salmon souds terrific. Thanks, Lauren.

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  16. Another fun event from your area. Sorry the girls couldn’t participate.

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    1. I think they were just as happy to spend time on the couch. Thanks, Craig.

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  17. Cute costumes! I like the lion and the nudist, lol

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie. I liked those too.

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  18. Cute costumes! It seems these doggie Halloween events are becoming more popular and usually support good causes for animals. My favorites were the bull rider and Superman. Paws for Prisons seems like a good program. I expected to see one of your girls as a puma.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I like your selections and I agree on Paws for Prisons. I neglected to mention it was women’s prisons.

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  19. I love me some Joss Stone! And those doggies were so adorable… Where are Twiggy and… well, not Lucy, as she doesn’t like being dressed up (I get her)..

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    1. Yes Twiggy would love to dress up but she would also feel obligated to bark all the dogs and people to St. Louis. So she stays home. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Ahhh… that is another story. Understood 🙂

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      2. The old one way ticket to St. Louis on the bark train.

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      3. Haha! Oh boy! Best leave her to take care of her squirrels, then!

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      4. That is best. 🤣

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  20. I say, dear John! Never judge a dog by its costume…Some ones are so sad & embarrassed. We can comprehend them. 🙂

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    1. Yes maybe someone should have asked them before putting the costume on.

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  21. What fun! The dog in the dinosaur costume didn’t look too happy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. I think he was a little bashful.

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  22. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I wonder what the dogs think of Halloween. “Oh brother, what will they make me wear next year?”🤣 I had never heard of Paws for Prison, but I think it sounds like a great program.

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    1. I think dogs have to wonder what their humans are up to for sure. Dogs for Prisons is a great program. Heals both the trainer and the dog. Thanks, Pete.

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  23. What fun! Superman and the bull rider were my favorites. Thanks for the view of your wonderful neighborhood.

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    1. I liked those too. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  24. What a wonderful idea, with so faszinating costumes. Lol Whats about Twiggy and Lucy? No interest in getting costumized? 😉 xx Michael

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    1. Lucy and Twiggy do not participate. Lucy hates costumes and Twiggy would be a non-stop barking fit. 😁

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      1. Hey, Twiggy is giving the sound to the presentation. 😁 She could lead the Horrible Barkers. Lol

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  25. So adorable! My favorite is the dinosaur.

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    1. I liked that one too. Thanks, Teri.

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  26. Not so sure the pups enjoyed playing dress-up, but it was for a good cause. I haven’t tried affixing a Halloween getup for Monkey yet. Not sure he’d go along with it. Dallas suffered through the silliness most stoically, but something tells me Monk would protest!

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    1. I’ll bet you are right, Debbie. Maybe he should get a pass. 😁

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  27. How fun!! We did a couple of doggie Halloween parades with Diva Dog which we had fun and hope she did too.

    I liked the Famous Bull Rider and bull, the butterfly and thought for a second that Superman might have been Lucy, but it was her.

    Thanks for taking us along it was fun to see all the costumes and dogs.

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    1. Thank you for going along, Deborah. Glad you enjoyed it. 😁

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  28. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    How cute! The nudist cracked me up 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  29. I love the prehistoric costume, and Superman.

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    1. I liked them too. Thanks, Pilgrim.

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  30. These virtual menus are HELL for us vegetarians.
    Oh well, guess I’ll just fast. I could lose a few pounds.
    The doggies are A+!!!!!
    Sweet, thank you John!

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    1. Come on. they are virtual. You can dive in with no regret. 100% vegan meat-like products.

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  31. LUV the vid!

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    1. I did too. She is terrific.

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  32. Sorry I’m late for the tour, but what fun!! I think my favorite costume was the nudist! *snort* I do love your Sunday tours, John, and glad I was able to squeeze this one in! Thanks for the grins! 😀

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    1. I’m glad you liked it Marcia. 😁

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