Monday, September 14, 2009

No Dogies Allowed

The cattle drive through the streets of Puyallup, Washington, took an odd turn when a couple of cows broke free of the pack and walked into a mini-mart and wandered around until a cowboy rode in and herded them out.

Puyallup (pronounced pew-all-up), built on the lahar deposits of nearby Mt. Rainier, held its first fair in October 1900. The 17 day event has grown to be one of the largest fairs in the United States.

The cattle drive, introduced in 2000, and the Rodeo Parade that follows it traditionally open the fair festivities.

Animals often wander off the parade route, according to police spokesman Dave McDonald, but this is the first time he can remember them entering a building.

Hokey local news coverage video below.

Sources: (photo)
The News Tribune
The Fair
KOMO (video)

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