Doggies will be divin’ for our entertainment on October 22, 23, and 24 at Pet Essentials parking lot at Carmel Village on Pineville-Matthews Road. Part of the nonprofit international organization, DockDogs, the Carolina affiliate chapter is bringing their competition to Charlotte. Our furry friends will strut their stuff in three “ooh-ah” events: Big Air Wave, Speed Retrieve and Extreme Vertical. After two days of practice and qualifying heats, Sunday brings on the Fun Finals. Check out www.dockdogs.com for a preview — you’ll be marking the dates and grabbing the grandkids for a barkin’ good time!