More than 30 “bullies” gathered on Crescent Beach last weekend to mark a paws-itive start to the new year. Joanne Ainslie-Forrest and eight-week-old Lucy (below) were among participants.

More than 30 “bullies” gathered on Crescent Beach last weekend to mark a paws-itive start to the new year. Joanne Ainslie-Forrest and eight-week-old Lucy (below) were among participants.

Paws-itive ring to the new year

More than 30 “bullies” gathered on Crescent Beach last weekend to mark a paws-itive start to the new year.

More than 30 “bullies” gathered on Crescent Beach last weekend to mark a paws-itive start to the new year.

The annual Jan. 1 event,  established more than 15 years ago, brought together bull terriers – also known as English terriers – and their owners from as far away as Seattle for socializing, a walk and a group photo.

Terrier puppy