Happy early St. Patty’s Day!

An Old Irish Proverb: “A dog owns nothing …. yet is seldom dissatisfied.”

Top O the Mornin' and Happy St. Pawtty’s Day: Dogs must think this holiday is to be celebrated every day, because they hold an honorary parade for us every time we walk through the door!

See Spot Run: The Annual Destin 5K run/walk with the Dogs is March 16 at 9 a.m. Please arrive at Morgan’s Sports Complex in Destin, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail at 8:15 a.m.

Register at 850-650-1241. One leashed dog per walker/runner and proof of shots required. Don’t have a pooch but love to run? Join in on the fun, as the only requirement is “must love dogs” not “must own dogs.”

Irish Sitters N Setters: Bring your doggy blanket and come setter on down at the Baytowne Wharf events plaza with your posh pooch on St. Patty’s Day. Enjoy Irish Celtic music from 6-9 p.m., and here’s the treat … it’s free for everyone.

Go Take a Hike: Before attending any of these wonderful pooch lovin’ locales, please take your dog for a long hike before you leave home. Nothing wears out a welcome faster than a pooch needing to leave a trail of land mines in its path.

Pawti Gras Parade: The annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade at Baytowne Wharf was a big hit and a barkingly good time was had by all. The proceeds went to the Alaqua Animal Refuge.

Purple Paw Pet-erans: A generous supporter has donated adoption fees for some pets at Alaqua. The Alaqua Refuge is a safe shelter for second chances, and there you’ll find horses, ponies, dogs and feline friends. Visit  www.alaquaanimalrefuge.org or call them at 850-880-6399.

Play time with your Pooch: Visiting Destin with your four legged kids? Make sure to visit the Destin Dog Park and please don’t forget to donate a big paper treat in our donation box as our park is funded solely by your generous donations.

A Wolf in your Living Room: A canine may have a mouth full of teeth as sharp as daggers but thankfully, a heart as soft as tofu.

Doggie Treat: What did the dog say when he got two treats instead of one ? Woof  — a BONEus treat!

PS: (PawScript): Bark about your business marketing opportunity! Did you know that you can advertise your Posh Pooch business under “The Pooch Scoop” column once a month? Yip, yap, yep…dog sitters, walkers, veterinarians, groomers, doggie day care providers, kennels and posh pet boutiques can post “Snip N Save” coupons with this column to build a bigger and better business. Call the Destin Log at 837-2828 for details.

P.A. Melle’, a.k.a The Destin Dog Whisperer/Pooch Scoop Reporter, is a resident of Destin, freelance writer and American Red Cross volunteer. Send your upcoming pawsome news and/or events, to mustlovedogs@cox.net.