Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Pooch Promenade 2007


This past weekend, it was time again for the Burlington Humane Society's Pooch Promenade! It was Simon's 4th time participating and, this year, the walk took place on his birthday! We got a record number of pledges, so thank you to everyone who sponsored us!



When we first headed down to Spencer Smith Park, it was threatening rain, but luckily, it held off and we had great temperatures for walking. There was a big turnout again this year.




Some special participants included Meowzer & Bowzer, mascots for the Humane Society (formerly Animal Aid - which is a no-kill shelter!)

Our MP, Mike Wallace. Now, I've not been a voting Conservative, but I'm actually quite pleased with Mr. Wallace. I've contacted him a few times and I always get a response. The last time was just a couple of weeks ago about an animal abuse bill that is in parliament right now and I got a prompt and very positive reply. I wanted to speak with him after the walk, but he was already gone. I might just have to pay him a visit at his office.

I also spotted this mysterious caped figure. Who could that be?

BATGIRL!

















After the walk, Simon stopped in at the Pooch Pub for a drink!

Here's Jim & Jade along with Simon, checking out all the excitement. We had a great time!

I love this picture of Simon. The wind was blowing and his ears got caught in the breeze. We picked up his goodie bag and headed home. "Someone" was very tired from all the walking and passed out and had sleepies all afternoon. The rest of us headed over to Mama Rita's for a get together and to have a taste of what I recipe-tested for Dreena. Stay tuned for that post!

11 comments:

Shawn Powers said...

Very awesome! I'd love to go to a dog thing like that. (With my pooch Tigger, of course)

The best we did was take Tigger to the Memorial Day parade here in town yesterday. He made me proud, and didn't bark at all the other dogs barking their heads off.

He did shed more than any dog there, however. Man our dog can shed...

Tanya Kristine said...

awww...we have something similar on 6/9/07 called the doggy dash. but instead of bringing kody (who hates other dogs) i'm going to volunteer. i get to be the dog holder while people pee! i'm excited!!!

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aTxVegn said...

Happy Birthday, Simon! What a great event - looks like a lot of fun.

scottishvegan said...

Happy belated Birthday to Simon! Sounds like a great event and very worthwhile! :)

Tracy said...

Awww, simon is such a cutie! I wish I had a dog...however, I guess part of being a responsible pet owner is knowing when you're not able to care for one. (Too bad for all those shelters out there that some folks just don't understand that! ) Looks like you had a great day, and I can't wait to see what you tested.

bazu said...

Aww, even though I don't have a dog, I totally want to go to the pooch promenade! How cute. And, happy belated birthday to Simon. That cutie.

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

This looks like such a fun event for a great cause! Can't wait to see what you tested for Dreena! :o)

Melody Polakow said...

What a great day! How cool that you and Simon did that. Is that a Gentle Leader head collar? Jorda used to have one, but she figured out how to chew it and I haven't replaced it yet. She HATED it with a passion.. she would jump and whine so much it was hilarious, but it works so well!

Melissa West said...

Great Post! The Pooch Promenade looks like a lot of fun. The pooch pub is hilarious! Can't wait to hear about the recipe you are testing for Dreena!

Urban Vegan said...

You go, Simon! Looks like a wonderrful event.