Moms and I had SUCH a grrreat time at the Paws for the Cause 5 kay and 1 mile walk. Since I had never run a 5 kay before, Moms decided to enter us into the walk. I trained long and hard to achieve my goal. It took LOTS of afternoon walkies. I had to focus! I couldn't let myself check pee-mail, say hello to friends, or run through the ditches. After several training walkies, Moms started training me to run along side her.
The morning of race day, Moms got me up and dressed me in my "Captain Awesome" t-shirt. We both ate a light breakfast and loaded up in the car. It wasn't a very long drive, and I'm glad. Long car rides give me the sickies. We all met at this place Moms called, "the square". There was a big builing there with a really nice lawn. Moms let the race people know that we were there. They gave her a bag and a t-shirt. I got treats!! SQUEEE! Moms thought that I needed to warm up, so we walked around the square and the big building there several times. We got back to the start and started to get ready to go. The race was running a few minutes late, so I got the time to meet several new friends.
This is Paco. He is a chi wa wa mix. I thought he looked a lot like Shingo.
There was a cute little doxie there too. She made me think of Molly.
There were LOTS of big dogs there too!
Nigel, are these some of your relatives?!
Then I met a REALLY BIG dog! Moms said his name was Bernard or something.
Bernard really liked us little fellas.
Next, I met a couple that were polly licking for the new mayor.
Tweedles?! Is that you? Maybe a relative then?
After visiting with friends, I was really ready to race. Here's me and Moms posing for our pre-race pics.
The race finally started, and I was SOOO uber excited!! Mom decided that I was doing well enough that we ran the entire mile!!! It was SOOOO much fun!!! I ran like the wind!!! Moms and I were some of the very first dog runners over the finish line too!!! How about that?!! My first race!! Here's my post race picture. I was REALLY thirsty afterwards.
I had so much fun and I did so well, that Moms and I are going to do it again next year. It was a very good cause too. All the money made on the race went to our new spay/neuter clinic. It was a pawsome way to spend the morning with Moms.
Pee Esss: Moms has a little video that she'll post of us crossing the start line later this week.