When Alison Moore began brainstorming ideas for her father’s 100th birthday celebration, there was one nonnegotiable for the festivities: Dogs needed to be there.
“He just love, love, loves dogs,” Alison Moore, 60, said of her dad, Robert Moore, who turned 100 on June 14.
In addition to a big family dinner on his birthday, Alison Moore and her two siblings wanted to do something extra to mark the milestone.
Since the posts got some traction, Alison Moore said, she expected 20 — maybe 30 — dogs to show up.
She was stunned when, shortly after the parade started at 11 a.m., more than 200 canines congregated, waiting patiently for their turn to be pet by her father.
“I was shocked,” said Alison Moore, explaining that some people drove more than 10 miles to attend the celebration.
“He was just so sweet and talking to the kids and petting all the dogs and saying their names. »