Sunday, October 21, 2007

Doggie Walk-A-Thon

This morning, a very cold and windy one, Silver, the pups, and I took part in the Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary's 7th Annual "Lose a Pound With Your Hound" Doggie Walk-a-thon.

Except for Harley being totally ROBBED in the Halloween costume contest, a fun time was had by all, and $40.00 worth of pledges were collected and donated by moi!

Not a huge amount, I know, but my co-workers donated what they could afford, and that's all that matters. (I wasn't about to go door-to-door, thankyouverymuch.)

Here's a semi-decent shot of Tucker and Harley, in costume. Harley, the pirate/buccaneer (which sounds better? You decide!)even walked around with a sword, and there's a compass attached to his collar!

Tucker, the bumble bee, didn't wear his antennae during the walk, but donned them for the contest.

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It was amazing to see so many dogs in one place, of so many shapes and sizes! So well behaved, too. The only time I've seen more pooches is at Pet-a-palooza this past March.

The volunteers had water and both people and doggie snacks available along the route, it was all around a very well organized event.

Except for the costume contest judge's blindness, of course...*muttering*didn't even make Harley one of the finalists, total bullshit*/muttering*

Here's a better view, sorry about the leash, though:

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What's really cool is that we discovered a whole new dog park! This park, named, I kid you not, "The Barkin' Basin", is a huge improvement over the dog park we usually go to. It's not as close by, but I'd rather travel an extra ten minutes or so and reap the benefits of this wonderful, 7.5 ACRE park!

It's dedicated to military and police working dogs and their trainers all over the world who gave their lives...see the dedication monument:

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We took Harley and Tucker to this awesome park after the event, and they had energy enough to indulge in a few good chases.

They are so pooped out now, it's funny. Here is the result of a really, really good day:

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Yes, I did (sorta) make the bed this morning, but they like to arrange the sheets just so before snoozing!

Ten seconds later...

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Maybe I'll join them...

Have a great week!


4chun Cookie said...

That is the cutest thing ever!! Even cuter then my Little Man as a Ninja for Halloween!

Christina RN LMT said...

Nothing and no one could possibly be cuter than Little Man!

phlegmfatale said...

Those outfits TOTALLY rock!!!

They was robbed. Love the Buccaneer outfit, especially. V. cute!

Oh well, the important thing is they got a day in the sunshine with momma, and more important than that, they got to snuggle with you afterward, and that's better than any dumb old prize!

Christina RN LMT said...

I know, Phlegm.
Silver and I (and a few people I knew there) were the ones who were upset, the doggies naturally didn't give a crap.
I LOVE snoozin' with them, they are like little hot water bottles!

phlegmfatale said...

I call doglet my hotwater bottle, too!