The Bowie Bay Sox, a Baltimore Orioles baseball farm team, is a big supporter of Dogs in need. Every Sunday, when playing at home, they sponsor a "Diamond Dog" event. The Diamond Dog is a rescue dog, in need of a forever home. On Sunday, August 20, 2017, Hampton, the MACSPRO Shar Pei rescue from Puerto Rico (via All Sato Rescue), was invited to be the Diamond Dog. Benefits include free admission to the game (they won 6-5), and a special pre-game, in-depth, interview ON THE FIELD, with the Bay Sox announcer, Paul. The interview is projected onto the JumboTron for the entire crowd to see and hear!!! Hampton was a hit and dozens of people came up to "meet 'n greet" him during the game.
Paul is particularly good at interviews and was able to draw information out of Hampton, not ordinarily known. Who would have guessed that Hampton was a finalist in the Puerto Rican National Spelling Bee, as a PUPPY??? Also hard to believe, with that crooked front leg, that he is a Master ice-sculptor, and once did the centerpiece for the annual Nice Film Festival in France!!!
Since coming stateside, Hampton has a new hobby: Riding Roller Coasters, with a stated goal of doing a roller coaster ride in all 50 states, and any US territory that has one!!!
We are privileged to have such a special dog with us!!!
You go, Hampton!!!