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"They love 'em!" said Cecilia Peyroux, a 7 year old first grader at Marshall Elementary.
No phones glued to ears. No walking while texting. No Bluetooths for people too busy to enjoy the moment, wise enough to just be there for a while and nowhere else.
One day in a noisy city up North, she made a list of 20 things she wanted in a home. A friend told her about Marshall; she visited and then moved there. She decided after only a few days, "This is where life is good."
In, that ahem unique way dogs have of saying hello to each other through their olfactory nerves and hind ends, Odin and others were doing a lot of old fashioned connecting in the artsy town on the banks of the French Broad River. Of the 300 or so who turned out in the historic village, not a single person was "connecting" electronically. Dog Daze was as much about people as it was dogs.
Onlookers applaud as Travis Dunkinson and Mary Eagle, both of Marshall, parade their canines down historic Marshall's Main Street during Dog Daze on Aug 8. It was one in a series of events designed to attract visitors.
Funny how the dogs started to mirror the crowd. Even in her wheelchair, Marshall native Cynthia Hart made sure she didn't miss Dog Daze. It was as if she had a counterpart in the parade. Jerry Pinkham's spaniel mix, Otis, the dog equivalent of 114 human years old, is in the dog version of a wheelchair. His front legs work, but a neurological problem has left his back legs immobile, but protected by rubber booties. Despite his challenges, his owner was positive the dog wouldn't want to miss the parade.
people in a healthy environment, who cared about each other and who actually connected with each other," she said, holding her boyfriend's big Lab, Odin. He seemed unaware that she'd pulled her daughter's ballet tutu around his hips. He still looked like a tough dog.
Cecilia and her brother Edward, 9, made lots of friends passing out the healthy treats. They giggled as the dogs passed in Puma Basket Navy Blue
names, how their gardens were faring and how their aches and pains were coming physical and emotional.
Marshall's Dog Daze unites artsy town
Stephanie Davis moved from New York City to the tiny village of Marshall for events like the ones Marshall plans friendly get togethers like the Dog Daze Parade on Aug. 8.
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And their owners loving them in return could be seen all over Marshall. A table was laid out with gourmet dog treats for sale. Discount canine "beauty" services were available, and one group of friends even brought organic biscuits.
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their costumes one dressed like Yoda from "Star Wars," another like a spider, one like a ladybug and another little, white poodle whose fur was spot colored in pastels.
"It's like we have a secret, I think," she said of dog lovers. "There's just so much love to give them and to receive from them. No matter what, they love you."
"He wrote me a note this morning," Pinkham said. He said that in the note Otis wrote, "Today is dog day. You're going to take me downtown. . No way we're missin' it."
Everyone connects here, locals said. But dogs do have a way of connecting people that transcends the human race, said Agnes Mallia, from Chicago, another transplant who found peace here.
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Dog Daze was as much about people as it was dogs. Of the 300 human who turned out in the historic village, not a single person was "connecting" electronically.
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