Saturday: Dog Days of Summer Block Party

Aug. 13

My dog, pictured above, is 103 years old—in dog years. Have you ever seen a more attractive centurnarian? My family got Sadie when I was 9, after she was found by a rescue tied up at an abandoned farm, pregnant and not quite a year old (human years). Now she's a queen. She's like a Lifetime movie kind of bad bitch and she inspires me every day. Because the first year of her life was so shitty, my family has spoiled her, and she will continue to be treated like the royalty she is until her last breath, which seems more and more like it will never happen. That treatment includes attending high-profile doggo events such as this, the Creative Alliance's second annual block party for dogs and their humans. Activities include doggie swimming pools, tennis balls and treats flying all over the place, and wandering magicians—there's nothing dogs like more than rabbits being pulled out of hats. For humans, there are opportunities to get involved with local animal charities, face paint, family-friendly art activities, beer from Flying Dog, food from Snake Hill, and a DJ spinning "pet-inspired tunes" which hopefully by now does not still mean 'Who Let The Dogs Out' on repeat. 4:30-8:30 p.m., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651,, free. (Maura Callahan)

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