Saturday, April 21, 2012

get your wag on!

apologies for being m.i.a., been a busy busy bee this one. and, yes, today's no different. it's an early saturday rainy morn. i've got bentley on my lap, mattie sleeping on the makeshift bed here in my office, and i'm working on the computer. this is the time that i usually get most of my freelance stuff done. waiting on a reply from one of my clients, i decided to get back on some of my volunteer stuff. i volunteer for the local humane society. i'm on two committees, one of them being on the "wag" committee.

"the wag", as we call it, is the woodford wag, a cross country 5K race and 2K dog walk. all proceeds benefit the homeless animals of the woodford humane society. there are prizes awarded for top finishers and canine contest winners.

we are entering our third year, and it's a really fun event. each year more people participate, and it's nice seeing the same faces (both dogs and dog owners). the dog contests are so cute to watch. we have a dog logo look-alike where some dogs are pre-selected to enter by a committee member or entered by the owners who think the dog fancies our logo. then by audience applause, the winner is chosen. my favorite contest is the tail wagging contest. here, dogs show off their tail waggin' skills. of course, last year, i entered my bauer and his coiled sharpei/chow/shepherd tail. and also joined in was bentley and his fringed finger-like tail. mattie missed the entire thing. she was asleep on the sidelines. neither won, but that's okay. of course, i told them that they are winners in my book. plus, they had the cute outfits that their mama made (one of the benefits of being the committee's designer and logo creator).

pix from last year:
my name ain't baby. it's mattie.
miss mattie, if you're nasty.
bentley, calm, and in rare form.
no, bauer, this isn't a food bib. don't worry, you'll get a treat later.
my friend's son, gav.
gav's mama givin' bentley some kisses.

looking forward to this year's wag, which takes place saturday, may 19. if you're in the area, be sure to join in on the fun to support the woodford humane society, and say hi to me and my pups. they'll be the ones wearing their official and personalized wag gear. if you can't attend, register as a "cat napper" and receive an event t-shirt and fundraise to help the animals. you can also donate through my fundraising page. oh, and we've got a new contest this year. parent and dog look alike contest. no, i won't be entering that one. unless i put on my sleeping mask, then mattie and i have got a good shot at getting the gold.
get your wag on!