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A lot of dogs...

May 2nd 2009 4:42 pm
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The Mom and I got up early and left at 7:45 am for the Anti-Cruelty Society's Bark In The Park 3.1 mile walk at Chicago's lakefront. The Mom wasn't on her best game--had about 1 1/2 hrs of sleep, 'cuz Friday night is her 8pm-4am at the newspaper. And, of course, she didn't get out of there until 4:20!!

It was really beautiful weather. I took turns jumpin' around and smilin', then circlin' the Mom, then walkin' ahead of her, then trailin' behind her. For 3.1 miles. I was NOT allowed to smell all the smells left by the 3,500 dogs. THAT did not make me happy.

The Mom and I took an "official" picture for a $10 donation. The Dad will scan it in to the computer when he goes to work Tuesday. (Monday is another dreaded furlough day--day off without pay). The Mom and I matched. Instead of wearing the event t-shirt, the Mom wore her orange ASPCA We Are Their Voice t-shirt, and I sported my matching orange ASPCA bandanna. I tell ya, black dog and bright orange bandanna is quite striking, if I do say so myself! The video the Mom shot wasn't too good, but we'll try and get it up on my page soon.

After a short nap back home, the Mom took a 5hour Energy shot and then went off to work 6pm-2am tonight. I'm not sure what happens after 5 hrs... I am spending the evening with the Dad and relaxing after my exciting morning of sniffin', meetin' and greetin'. There are sure a lot of dogs in Chicago!


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Barked by: Chipper (Dogster Member)

May 2nd 2009 at 6:52 pm

What a day!! Sounds like a ton of fun! I have to agree about the black dog in an orange bandana. It is very striking.
Barked by: Damon (Dogster Member)

May 2nd 2009 at 7:36 pm

Sounds like great fun! Mom wonders if my butt would have made it the whole walk! Oh yes, black dog, orange bandana--perfect combo! Us black pearls certainly do look good in the brights if I do say so myself!
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

May 3rd 2009 at 11:24 am

I always perfered black dog and red - BOL

Black dogs are beautiful!!!!

Coco Rose
Barked by: Maya (1/22/04 - 4/25/09) (Dogster Member)

May 7th 2009 at 10:17 pm

Hi Dixie,
How exciting for you, your mum always does such great things and is involved in so much to be proud off.

Thanks for sharing.
Maya's mommie

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