Feeling festive yet?

December is here!  And with it, our last playdate of the year (December 8th, 1-4 pm) and our annual holiday part (December 15th, 12 noon).

As a reminder, our holiday party includes a gift exchange and we encourage people to bring crafted goods.  Are you in the mood yet?  Check out the DIY for the above horsehead wreath, from the talent Kristie Gill!

Thanksgiving Left-Overs

This year, as every year, we are thankful for all of our ponies, critters, trainers, handlers, and allies who make this club such a wonderful social group.

Remember that most foods that are safe for humans are NOT safe for bio-pets.  Do the right thing with your left-overs and feed them to your human pets, instead!

Still hungry?  Never fear.  There will be food galore at our annual holiday potluck feast and all the usual festivities, including a gift exchange!

Gift Exchange: $20 and under, we prefer treasures handcrafted by YOU, such as… chocolate anything, cookies, candles, ornaments, trinkets, items made from duct tape, knitted items, soup mix, or jewelry.

Plus: We will have a Leather gifting ceremony to honor those who went above and beyond this year.

Interested?  The Facebook event page is here!  RSVP today!

Get Your Christmas Portrait Taken!

As we near Thanksgiving and the weather turns, here is a PSA about your human pet…

…just kidding!  Here in southern California, it never gets too chilly.  Remember, we have playdates every month, all year ’round!  Check the calendar for dates and contact us if you’d like to attend.  Our playdates are outdoors and held at a private residence.

At December’s playdate, we will have Trevor (TrevorTraynor.com) bring his team out for FREE professional portraits.  This is an optional activity; no pressure for our ponies who are camera shy!

Welcome LA Pup 2019: Pepper!

CONGRATULATIONS to LA Pup 2019: pup Pepper (aka Tony Bark!)

It was a very close contest but Pepper brought home the title of LA Pup.  Pup Apollo will be serving as Alpha-Beta, and pup Flip is the second runner-up.

(Top: Apollo, Pepper, and Flip.  Bottom: Matthew (pup Ashtray) and Dan, the producers.)

Congratulations to all of the puppies who competed for the title, and thank you to all of the judges, coordinators, producers, sponsors, donors, and volunteers who made LA Pup Pride weekend a huge success!  You can see more photos and videos of Pepper’s run on our Facebook page, which has all of our most up-to-date info!

Upcoming Events: Playdates and Contests!

Alright, everyone, it’s November, and you know what that means… it’s time for the Los Angeles Pup title contest!

Last year’s winners were Rush and Apollo.

This year’s contestants include: Apollo, Faun, Flip, Indyana Bonez (last year’s Puppypalooza Best in Show winner!), Pepper (a longtime LAPCC member!), Rex, and Spro!

Come meet them (if you haven’t already) at the Meet n’ Greet at the Bullet Bar.  Come cheer them on at the LA Pup Contest.  (Buy your tickets early here, as this event is expected to sell out!)  Come congratulate the winner at the victory party at the Eagle on Santa Monica!

Don’t worry, ponies, we haven’t forgotten about you.  Our November playdate is on the 17th, from 1 – 4 pm.  This is a great opportunity to prance out in the open.  Also, Trevor the photographer will be there to take ponies’ photos (if they wish; this is free and optional).  We hope to see you there!

Puppies spotted!

Last weekend was Reno Revelry (formerly Impact!), a wonderful BDSM education contest that hosted the first annual Nevada Bootblack Title Contest.  We were happy to see petplay classes and a petplay space.

Even more excitingly, Pepper found something interesting on the ride there… Dogtown!  (Click for full size.)

It just goes to show that there are ponies and puppies everywhere.  You just have to travel off the beaten path sometimes!

Foxes in the woods…

Earlier this month we had our Fall Fox Hunt  at Heaton Flat campground, in the Los Angeles National Forest.  The fox won!  Our spring fox hunt often takes place in Middle Lion campground, in the Los Padres National Forest.  (Although, two years ago, we went to Malibu’s Sycamore Creek campground.) 

What pony, puppy, fox, or other critter doesn’t love to explore the great, wide world?   Our playdates are usually outside and we invite you to join us!   Remember, we always host munches before our Hunts, and we are happy to offer carpools to those who need them.  This year’s fox hunt is over, and the fox is safe for now… but the hounds will have a chance to redeem themselves in the spring!

Extreme Love: Puppy Play

Another TV spot featuring members of our club is out on the internet!  We have gotten very mixed reviews from people, ranging from positive to negative, and we invite you to watch and form your own opinion.

All of the videos we do are cleared with all members before we film them, and we select for production companies who are willing to work with us in a respectful manner.  The general public does not understand human-animal roleplay, and that is why some of us choose to put ourselves out there.  Education has always been part of the mission of the LAPCC!

Autumn is for Apples, and Apples are for Ponies

Last week’s Fox Hunt was a roaring success… our fox got away (and also snuck into camp and ate a pumpkin muffin while the hound was still on the trail).

(Artist Credit: Huussii)

The Fall Fox Hunt is one of the last BIG events of the year, but never fear, there are plenty more intimate meetings throughout the year!  We have three more playdates: October 20th, November 17th, and December 8th.  Our annual Christmas party is TBD, so please come to the October or November playdate to discuss!  Every year, we have a gift exchange and it’s always a wonderful time.

Need more events?  Remember, Barking Billiards is every Tuesday at the Eagle Bar in Long Beach, and on October 30th, they are having a special Howl-o-ween event!  Some of our pups will be there, so don’t miss out!

Folsom Fashion!

Who attended Folsom this weekend?  Folsom Street Fair has been around since 1984 and is the world’s largest leather event!  We have always had ponies there; the Critter / Creature Cavalcade and Pony Parade are a part of this amazing weekend.  Here’s an example of the Cavalcade from 2013.  Our very own subMissAnn was there last weekend giving pony cart rides… and as always, got her mane done up in some pretty elaborate braids! 

Mark your calendars now for next year; Folsom is always the last weekend of September!