Monday, June 16, 2014

Salem WillaMutt Strut was a hoot!

Pug in his bandanna

Saturday brought great weather for the Willamette Humane Society's fundraiser: the WillaMutt Strut!

We arrived a little after 9 in the morning, and the park was already hopping with dogs, kids, runners and walkers. Liam and Sinead had a great time walking around the perimeter and meeting a few happy people, and they even engaged in a rousing game of bitey face before the walk started. (Our local photographer got them on film, too, in this slide show.)

After a few festivities, including an impressive Liam performance of a few tricks, we did a beautiful 5k walk across the river and back again, accompanied by a number of pretty happy dogs. I got to chat with the owner of a WHS alumni member, and Liam got to do some cavorting with distant pug relatives. Even Sinead enjoyed herself, although she did get a little crabby with some nosy Newfoundland puppies late in the morning. Not very sportsmanlike of her, I must say.

Sinead the Boston terrier in the sunshine
"I am not sorry!"

We fully plan to attend next year, and I hope that you'll do the same. But if you missed the event this year, don't worry. You can still make a contribution to Willamette Humane and support the animals there. Just click here to find out more about the charitable giving options they have open to you.

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