It was an epidemic of cuteness at the Holmes Public Library Annual Pet Show Monday night. Dogs, a rabbit, guinea pigs, a baby turtle, and a couple of snails, the show went on and on with each entrant winning an appropriate certificate.
Emceed by Plympton Library Director Mike Slawson, with Holmes Children’s Librarian Holly Ianucci, wife to Mr. Mike, the children and their furry, fuzzy, and slimy friends took center stage.
They were called to the stage and each told of their pets’ special features.
Nate, three years old, brought his dog Teddy who Nate said likes to chase balls. Teddy won “Most Playful.”
Ed brought his dog Pandora, a Cardigan Corgie who protects their chickens from marauding hawks and helps round up the chickens when it’s time to go in. Pandora was deemed “Best Behaved.”
While Luke was busy at the nearby playground, Mom introduced his two guinea pigs, George and Allie. Miss Holly held Allie and learned that she likes to chew on hair. They were awarded “Cutest Duo.”
Nathan brought his Golden Retriever Hudson up to the stage and for the dark stripe in his fur was deemed “Most Unique.” He was named after Doc Hudson.
Next came Emma and her pet dog Callie, who plays fetch and speaks on command. Emma was named “Most Talkative.”
Stevie and Holden brought their American Staffordshire terrier named Bluey, who was awarded the certificate for “Happiest Friend.”
Sophia brought her large, lop-eared white bunny named Marshmallow. She likes to play with balls, according to her friend. Marshmallow was awarded the prize for “Most Athletic.”
Nelda, Kayla and Joel introduced Coral, a four-months old Giant Snoodle who likes belly rubs! Coral was judged “Fluffiest Friend.”
Jayden brought Shadow, a rescue dog who, according to her owners, “likes to sit on your lap and lick you ‘til you can’t stand it anymore!” Shadow was named “Friendliest.”
Mattie brought in Minnie the Guinea Pig whose favorite thing is to eat pepper hearts. Minnie was named “Life of the Party!”
Ryan brought his dogs Sierra and Bella, announcing, “They don’t get along.” Mom stepped in to help and settled everyone down with a treat or two. Bella knew she had to sit for a treat and so she did. Sierra was awarded the certificate for “Most Beautiful” while Bella got the “Best Trick” designation.
PJ brought his pet Bubbles, a baby painted turtle he had found in his yard. Bubbles won the prize as “Most Polite”.
Harper and Nick introduced their snails to the audience. Harper said that it isn’t easy to tell them apart except for Lucky, so named because when Harper dropped him accidentally she broke his shell. “Mom fixed it with a Band-Aid and Lucky survived.” The snails won the certificate for “Most Chilled.”
Mattie brought her dog Charlie onto the stage to display his talent. He howls very easily, Mattie said. Dad came up and howled at Charlie to start the chorus. Charlie was awarded “Best Howler.”
People from a number of surrounding towns came to see the Holmes Public Library Pet Show in Halifax and kids of all ages enjoyed the performance.