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Pets and kids celebrate Children's Museum exhibit

July 9, 2011 at 2:09 a.m.

Dr. Aaron Wilfert checks out the housed pets at the Children's Discovery Museum Paws & Claws Vet Clinic exhibit Saturday.

Children and pets turned out for the Children's Discovery Museum Kid's Pet Parade on Saturday celebrating the first anniversary of the Paws & Claws Vet Clinic exhibit.

Dogs in all shapes and sizes showed up to strut their stuff across the Enchanted Theatre stage starting with Priscilla, the face and mascot of the exhibit. Gary Moses served as the announcer.

Trophies, provided by Davis Jewelry & Gifts in Edna, were awarded to MooShoo, a Chinese pug, who came dressed as a lady bug and won funniest award; Spotty, a great dane pup, won most unusual for his spots; Norma Jean, a terrier, won cutest for her denim and pink outfit; and Daisy won best team costume along with Emma and Laurel, who were all dressed as Mini Carmen Miranda's.

"All the dogs who entered the parade were winners in my eyes," said Paige Gedvillas, museum manager.

Judges were from Crossroads Veterinary Clinic. Junior Miss Victoria Hunter Slusher and Young Miss Victoria Zoie Lowery presented the awards.

The program also included puppies from Adopt-a-Pet; obedience skills shown by Gunnar and led by Pauline Lassmann; and Drs. Aaron and Whitney Wilfert from the Jackson County Vet Clinic brought goodies for all.

"A year later and Paws & Claws Vet Clinic is still one of our most popular exhibits at the museum," Gedvillas said.



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