Four Paws On 5th
Some come for the cars, imagine that, the biggest deal car show of the year. Over five hundred beautiful machines worth millions. Forty thousand people strolling along posh 5th Avenue in crisp February Naples air, dreaming and drooling over V-8’s, convertible tops and flawless paint. Quite a gathering of rich and not so rich rubbing elbows on the avenue. But the annual “Cars on 5th” show put on by The Ferrari Club of Naples, www.carsonfifth.com , is so much more than that. It is a whopping big charity event benefitting St. Matthews House, www.stmatthewshouse.org , an organization that distributes food and clothing, operates food pantries and homeless shelters and also substance abuse recovery programs. What a great way to spend a Saturday.
But the cars and the people were not alone. The show wasn’t just about the red Ferrari’s or even the, gasp, yellow ones. Not the Corvettes or flathead Fords or even those elegant ladies in expensive clothes and make up floating along trying not to look bored. There was another show that may not have been noticed by everyone but it happens every year and is just as much a part of the atmosphere as all the other hoopla.
Aren’t they sweeties? And happy to be with their people. Dogs, lots of them. Mixing in among all the legs and strollers. Weaving in and out and taking in all the smells, sights and sounds. All part of the show.
Take a stroll. Yes, you can look at all the pretty cars but don’t forget to look down now and then and see what is walking along with you. Meet the “Four Paws on 5th”…
Where’s the mountain? No snow on 5th
Free ride Valentine scarf
Ceramic pee Terrier stare
Shorkie Doodle doo
Golden boy Sit, stand, heel
Happy Havanese Rest period’s over
Seen any elk? New haircut
Where’s the Morgan? C’est bon!
East or Westie Shia Tzu too
Cavalier Attitude Rescue me
Just a few, we didn’t find them all. Next year maybe we’ll report on the cats. Well, maybe not. Please support St. Matthews House with your generous donations:
St Matthews House
2601 Airport Road S.
Naples FL 34112
Photos by Mike
Able assistance by Annie. Get the ball, Annie!