Saturday, October 28, 2006
Paws for Life
Steve and I took Zoe and Spyder out for the one-mile dog walk that was part of the Paws for Life 5K-9 being held today to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society, and we had a great time. There were tons of other dogs and their "parents" there, as well as the runners competing in the 5K race. Obviously, being just a few weeks out from knee surgery, I opted for the one-mile walk instead, and I'm really glad I did. Spyder was an amazingly well-behaved little gentleman and seemed to have a wonderful time. Of course, the first place he wanted to visit of all the vendors there was the Domino's Pizza table! Although he didn't get any pizza, he did get a goody bag with doggy bandanas, a stuffed squeaky toy, dog cookies, a slip leash and all kinds of pet treats, with a nice long-sleeve FCHS tee-shirt for mom. All proceeds from the event went to the local Humane Society and there was a variety of activities going on besides the walk/race, including a demonstration by some search and rescue dogs. There was a massage therapist there, a dog trainer, PetSmart, a local church with yummy baked goods and a variety of drinks, as well as Starbuck's providing free coffee! All in all, it was a wonderful way to start the weekend and for such a worthwhile cause - I'm already looking forward to next year's event!