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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

see spot run!

i did somethingie very much funsies this past weekend that involved two of my most favoritest activities -- zoomin' and socializin'!!  the humane society in my town had a 5K race to raise green papers 'n celebrate the opening of a spiffy new doggie park!  i got to run the race with my mama 'n daddy!  

i totally heart runnin' in races, but a lot of the time, the race organizer peeps are kinda all bah humbug-ish and won't let us doggies join in the excitements.  not this time, though!  the see spot run race was all about us doggies!  hip hip hooray!!
so the 5K was nice 'n early at 7:30 in the morning this past saturday, which was grrreat since it hadn't gotten steamy hot outside yet.  whenevarrr i get to run in a race, i always run with my mama.  there are two reasons for this.  first like, my daddy runs very speedy gonzales-ish all on his own.  second like, my mama is slower than molasses and needs some ants in her pants!  my job is to get mama in the runnin' groove and provide the motivationals.  now, obviously, we couldn't take any pics while we were runnin', but i drew a little reenactment of me gettin' mama fired up!

my way special technique works every time!  me and mama and daddy finished the race strong and got grrreat times, even though mama tried to make me stop a couple times for water breaks.  (more like she was tryin' to cheat and get little rest breaks!!)  but really, i should totally point out that the nice humane society volunteers had set up like four or five awesome sauce water stations along the race course with waters to drink and little plastic pools full of water and somebuddy with a squirty hose just so no doggie would get overheated.  i didn't drink any waters until the end of the race cuz i was uber focused, but i did get a really quick refreshin' squirt down with the hose about half way through.  anywho, here i am with my sweaty mama after we finished the race!

there were lots of yummy delish snacks to eat when we were done -- bagels and english muffins with cream cheesy and nanas and orange slices and of course lots 'n lots of water.  me and mama and daddy sat down in the park's amphitheater and ate some orange slices while we waited for the awards ceremony.
see the hooge golden retriever in the pic below?  that's spot!  he's the official doggie mascot of the race.  spot is a really really really fast runner and does lots of races, so he's totally pro!  well, an anonymous donor decided to donate extra green papers to my town's humane society for any doggies that could beat spot in the race.  there were three doggies that beat spot, so that's even more green papers for my town's humane society!  YAY!

spot workin' the crowd!

i can't wait to run my next race!  there's gonna be another 5K in october to raise green papers for a local group that helps hoomans with special needs get matched up with their very own assistance doggie.  rock on!!

i was born to zoom!  heehee!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We love it - making our Mom run is one of our favorite games!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi, Ivy and The Sweet Babes

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Boomer! A triple win! You raised money to help, got to show your mad zoomin' skillz AND helped your mom! We're so proud of you!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Corbin said...

What a great event! Looks like you had a blast keepin' your momma movin'!

Priscilla said...

What a lovely fun day you had with your mom and dad! Glad your mom managed to finish the run through your help and a lot of green papers were raised too.
The most important thing is you got the zooming' and sodializin' fun too.

Hound Girl said...

Way to go Booker looks like a great time and im proud of you for being so focused! Great pic of your mom and you!

Spot is one big dog!!!

rottrover said...

Zoomin', raising the green papers, and motivatin' mama! What a perfect labra-day!! You're hardly even pantin' in that last picture. You must be WAY in shapers!!

We love your new header picture. You look all cool and refreshed!!

Sending Rottie Kisses,

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Sam said...

How fun! Mom would run if she could take us pups with!


Jazzi said...

Good job Bookerman!! yah, I hafta pull my Mom round too, the things we gotta do huh??? HA!


Ina in Alaska said...

Wow that is fun!! Uh oh, here comes Halle...

Halle here: Regarding speedy-ness I can completely emphasize with my Cousin Booker! When we go on our exciting walks I am in such a hurry to avoid the constant glare of the paparozzi flash and TMZ stalkers so I must pull Auntie Ina all over creation so we can walk most expeditiously! She thanks me in the end. Kisses Darlings, Halle the Diva xoxoxo

Anny said...

That sure is a lot of funsies Booker... and you dragging your poor mama with your super lightning feet.. hehehhee.. hilarious... but you and i know, she might not be able to finish the race if you didn't drag her.. hehehe

You are doing such an awesome thingy for the local humane.

Bailey Be Good! said...

You did an amazing job! I should find some race to join around here, and then drag my mommy in it. ;)

Woofs & hugs!


Anonymous said...

What a Pawsome job Booker!

woos, Tessa

Benny and Lily said...

Great event! But who made who run?
Benny & Lily

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Booker Man, you just ROCK! Way to get the momma running!!! Good job!!!

Anonymous said...

Siiiiiiigh. Oh, Booker! You are SO very much athletic-like. I bet you coulda run all the way to Collie-rado if you wanted! I'm awfully proud of you AND your mama and daddy. And I liked that picture you drew. I can tell how super motivational you are to your mama.

Wiggles & Wags,

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Bookerman! Wow that sounds like such a fun race - zoomies are awesome (we aren't too sure about the socializing part but we will take your word on it!) It sounds like you had a lot of fun and it was nice of you to help your mom get moving! And you looks so cute there with her - of course that is not a surprise! We can't wait to hear about your next race - that is great that they have them to help out both doggies and people!

Alien said...

You certainly were born to zoom!


Anonymous said...

Booker Man you go dude! Way to get your Momma to the finish line. Luved the reenactment drawing :D

Waggin at ya,

Frankie Furter said...

BOOKER.. your were Cookin and BOOKIN' fur sure!!! Butt from your very DeTAILed Drawin poor ol #927 was "Kind of a DRAG" as the song goes. Man you even had Sparks flyin from your paws!! I am totally in AWE of your Need fur Speed!!! I must say that I'm thinkin that your mom and dad did pretty well... considering they only have TWO LEGS EACH. BaaaWaaaah !!!!
I like Spot too!!

scotsmad said...

Booker, you've got all summer to get your Mama in shape...5 a.m. is a good time for practice runs, it's cool then.

Great fun for a great cause.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Oh, SHE said a reborn is a vinyl doll painted and made to look as real as possible.

Ann said...

Good for you Booker. My momma hates to run so it's really funny when I make her :)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How furry lukhky woo are!

Woo got to RUN!

My mom don't do RUN - something about her body not being built to RUN -

At least she khan handle walking!

Thanks fur sharing your great day!


Ms. ~K said...

I noticed you have a Gentle Leader do you like it? I just bought one for Buddy, but haven't had a chance to use since his surgery...I've got to find a way to control this crazy, big boy, for everyone's well-being!

Has it been hot enough in Dixie for y'all...we need rain too!!!
Hugs and belly rubs,
~K and The Pups

Hoke said...

I love your new headshot!!! YOu look like you were swimming!! I'm afraid of that water..they have a life jacket for me and just the thought of it makes me nuts.

hero said...

What a great event, getting zoomies together with your mama... you are definitely a born zoomer, Bookerman. Love your pic with mama :)

Licks, hero

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That was just awesome, Booker - and for such a great cause. We don't think we have been doing much running here - it is just too hot. Good thing they had all those water spots for you - did they put ice in it? We love ice cubes in our water - great for dunking.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

Oh Booker, I love to run, as long as it's not too hot! I think we could have really given your mama a workout together. My mom is too chicken to run with me for too long and she's way too out of shape, anyway. I think it is super cool that you got to do that!


Lorenza said...

Sure it was an all in one event!
Kisses and hugs

Teddy Bear said...

Way to go, Booker! How cool to race for a new doggie park.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

24 Paws of Love said...

Very cool!! I wish I could find a race to run with my dogs. My dog Brut tugs me along for added support and speed. What a great event for a great cause. Congratulations!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Well done Booker!! And Mom and dad too but it sounds like Mom couldn't have done it without you. Glad you had a good time for a good cause!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! What a wonderful event ... PAWSOME!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

K9friend said...

What a fun day! I love your artist rendering of the run!


Kristin G. said...

Very cool Booker! I love that reenactment drawing, with the flames coming off of your paws! You must have been super fast! I'm glad you do such a good job motivating your mom too. I would imagine I would need your kind of motivation as well. Happy Wednesday to you my friend. You rock!!

bichonpawz said...

Love your new header! What an awesome event! Great pkc with you and your mom! Xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

George the Lad said...

Now that sounds like good fun :) plus you get foodables after.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Madi and Mom said...

OMC Booker do you have some Greyhound in your DNA!! Congrats to you, Mom and Dad....and it was nice of you to stop so Mom could catch her breath.
Hugs madi

Amber-Mae said...

BOL! You dragged your mama all the way? Well atleast you all made it to the end of the race with good timings. Hope you had a superb time!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy Friday woofs & hugs!


road-dog-tales said...

Oh, Booker - what a fabulous way to spend the day - running and raising green papers! Yay for you!

The Road Dogs

road-dog-tales said...

PeeS - Love the reenactment drawing! You should illustrate books!

The Road Dogs