Maybe everybody did what the sign said and put them out of business?
From the event invitation:
The Memphis Botanic Garden has received several requests to open the Garden to dogs and their owners, and we’ve listened! We are happy to announce our first four-legged friendly event – The Dog Days of August!Held on August 7 from 4:00-6:30pm, the Dog Days of August will be an opportunity for dogs and their faithful owners to come spend a few hours at the Garden. The event will feature dog contests with special guest judges, demonstrations, pet portraits and other fun activities. With so many dog lovers in one spot, this is the perfect opportunity for your organization to promote itself!
Orrrrrrrr – it’s at least a good place to set up pictures of The Chosen Ones on a table and then wander off.