Franklin Park goes to the dogs on Saturday and they had a great time

Michael Kaminski was prepared for the dog/owner look-alike contest.
Michael Kaminski was prepared for the dog/owner look-alike contest.

It was a day for the dogs at Prairie Village’s Franklin Park Saturday with contests, treats and a chance to just run free with the tongue hanging out in the temporary off-leash area.

Dogs and owners seemed to have a good time and a few dogs showed off their talents in the dog contests.

Michael Kaminski and his dogs Annie and Maizie, no strangers to some costume appearances, took the look-alike contest. A setter named Flynn had the best trick by balancing several treats along his long nose and resisting the temptation before wolfing them down on command from owner Amanda.

Sage took the best costume with an appropriate hot dog costume for a dachshund.

Not to be outdone, Dusky, the rescue dog, collected three ribbons – at one time showing his uncanny ability to follow the command, “don’t sit.” Dusky, who is up for adoption at The Rescue Project in Overland Park, was found wandering the streets with a chain embedded in his neck. Now full recovered, the mixed breed is between one and two years old and well-mannered.

The event, which also featured demonstrations a lots of vendors, was hosted by Prairie Village Animal Control.

Sage was in appropriate costume.
Sage was in appropriate costume.
Dusky the rescue dog was proud to show off his ribbons. Photo by Eric T. Blom
Dusky the rescue dog was proud to show off his ribbons. Photo by Eric T. Blom
It's a hard trick to master, but Flynn was able to overcome the temptation.
It’s a hard trick to master, but Flynn was able to overcome the temptation.