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Pooch and Pal

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Saturday was the Pooch and Pal walk and run for POPP (pet over population prevention). It was too much fun. Hundreds of dogs (with their owners) came out despite the cold. Even small dogs donned their little sweaters and braved the cold for a good cause.

I decided to take Chester Copperpot for the 5k run since Buster is so big, I just didn't know how he'd do. But now that we've done it I know that he'd be fine, so he'll go with us next year :)
All those dogs in one place was a bit chaotic so there was a late start. We got there 15 minutes early and the 5k started about 15 minutes late- so the first 30 minutes was like a giant dog party. They provided water and treats for everyone, two and four legged.

The start was a bit slow since there were more walkers than runners, but after a bit of bobbing and weaving Chester and I made our way toward the front of the pack and were able to get a good run going. There's nothing he loves more then running, he does 10-15 miles a week with me on average. Our finishing time was 29 minutes, so his first 5k time was way better then my first 5k time :)
After the run Ches and I had a little cool down walk-

then Ches got a post-run rub down from Bryndalyn

After the rub we browsed the array of doggie treats available and chose the perfect celebratory bone. (No food as rewards is only a human rule)
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    I went on a SPCA dog jog before and I had so much fun! My golden retreiver and I won second place in the look alike contest...and that's without matching outfits like some of the others...I guess it was because my golden and I are both redheads.

    it looks like fun! I bet your pup had a blast and was super tired once you were home!

    Gotta love dogs. Womans best friend. lol
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    Comment edited on: 3/31/2011 7:44:54 AM
    Looks like fun for all of the dogs....and owners!!

    Some day I will share a story.....Dog Magnet. Lets' just say....I probably could not have even driven near the Pooch and Pal! :-)
    2581 days ago
    Sounds like great fun! My dog would have gone crazy trying to great everyone, 2 & 4 legged!

    2581 days ago
    I wish I had gone and watched this event. What fun! Thanks for posting the video.

    2582 days ago
    That is sooooo cool!!!!!! Thank you for participating in such a wonderful event that brings awareness to a problem many people don't know much about!
    Great job to you and Chester!!!!
    2582 days ago
    Sooo cuuuute! AND GREAT TIME! :D
    2582 days ago
    What a great way to get that activity in there, and such an awesome cause! Way to go!
    2582 days ago
    Adorable!! I would love to do something like that with my dog.
    2582 days ago
  • GINNJEN2000
    LOL sounds like a good time was had by all once the initial chaos was figured out. Well done.
    2582 days ago
    Sounds like so much fun! My dog would go NUTS being around all those other doggies. He's soo not a dogggie "person". Loves people, just not other dogs! LOL
    Great time, too! Way to go Chester! Oh, and you too, Missy!
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    2582 days ago
    Hi Missy,

    Awesome! That sounds like a ton of fun. Glad you and your dog were able to enjoy it together!


    2582 days ago
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