Dog is love
Thursday, July 27, through Sunday, July 30, 11 a.m., Cal Expo, $8-$12; Saturday, 9 a.m., Truitt Bark park, no cover
This week holds two events for cynophilists to savor. First is the annual Splash Dogs competition at the California State Fair. The dock jumping event sees big dogs catch bigger air as they launch into a pool to fetch a toy. The athletes are judged by the length of their leap, the national Splash Dogs record last year being around 24 feet. Competitions run Thursday through Sunday at the Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand on the fairgrounds. But what about play for your pup? Second is the grand opening of the Truitt Bark Park. The long-planned Midtown dog park will celebrate Saturday with an unveiling of its 7-foot tall “BARK” art display, pooch portraits and contests. 1600 Exposition Boulevard; 1818 Q Street in Midtown.