People and even critters recently tapped into fun at Grapevine’s 32nd Annual Main Street Fest: A Craft Brew Experience.
The festival had an attendance of 178,672, an increase of 16 percent over the previous year. But no one stood out like one four-footed guest.
A favorite festival-goer was Bob Ankrum, who was carrying his 11-year-old brindle dachshund — a celebri-dog who is a popular attraction at area venues that include Texas Rangers games, children and other hospitals, retirement villages, rehabilitation centers and parades ranging from St. Patrick’s to Christmas.
Dixicupcup, a therapy dog who has her own Facebook page, was decked out in her Rangers regalia, complete with matching sunglasses.
“She has more clothes than Madonna,” said Ankrum, a retired educator.
The dog lover who does not charge for appearances with his “ambassador of smiles,” said Dixicupcup’s docile nature has made her a popular public attraction, as well as gotten him off three blood pressure medicines.
“Dixicupcup and I spread the message of fighting animal cruelty and the importance of pets in our lives,” the Mesquite man said.
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