POOCH SCOOP: The luck of the Irish Setter?: The March edition of The Log Dog

P.A. Melle’, The Pooch Scoop
Little Sidney Jones and her furry friend Mititi at the Mardi Gras Dog Parade at Baytowne Wharf.

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 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