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14th October 2006, 11:48 PM
Hi all. Today we went to an event in our city called Paws in the Park. Our downtown area has been remodeling and revamping for about 10 years. It is centered around the Tennessee River and this has yeilded us beautiful parks on our riverfront.

The even today benefitted the Humane Society and was a HUGE success! We were all able to raise $40,000 which will go towards a new facility for the rescued dogs and will keep them from being euthanized. Here are a few pics from our day out. Spencer is still wiped out from playing so hard and walking on the pedestrian bridge! Izzy didn't get to go as she is not a huge fan of other dogs and children :-( Enjoy!

My Aunt Nita with her 5 month old Gabbye (we need to get her on the forum!!! She is afraid of getting as addicted as I am ;-) )


Getting Gabbye and Spencer ready for the big walk!


Our friend Sherry walked a shelter dog for the day (Sassy). She was a shephard mix and was so sweet. She will make someone a great pet!


Walking over the bridge.


Spencer walking the bridge in his fall sweater :-) It was about 40 degrees this morning! Brrrr! :shock:


Gabbye on the bridge


Gabbye tired out after the big walk!


There was a costume contest and Gabbye was a bumble bee! Spencer was a hot dog (but I will post pics of him around Halloween :-) )


Lastly...Spencer when we got home. So sleepy!!!


15th October 2006, 12:28 AM
Ooooh, it looks like sooo much fun!!!! NYC also had a dog fair today. Lucky went to the Central Park Country Dog Fair. :-) There were sooo many dogs there and there owners and we met a few Cavs too. That said, it was pretty crowded so I carried him a lot of the time so didn't get any pictures. I was too afraid he'd get smushed. :shock:

It was a gorgeous fall day for here for dogs in the park & looks like it was there too.

That said, it was a bit of sensory overload for Lucky I think at 17 weeks ... we took him on the subway and he just slept all the way home. All in all though, he had a great day. Sounds like Spencer and Izzy had a great day too!


Cathy T
15th October 2006, 03:20 AM
Looks like everyone had a great day!

molly+charlies mum
15th October 2006, 01:39 PM
you took some good pictures it looked like you all had a fun day :D

15th October 2006, 10:53 PM
Oh how lovely :D We don't have anything like that here :(

18th October 2006, 12:01 PM
What lovely pictures :)
Spencer looks so smart in his jacket.

22nd October 2006, 10:05 AM
those are great shots!!!!!!looked like both the doggies and the human mummies had a blast! yes we should defintely get your aunt on the board! :)

22nd October 2006, 01:46 PM
I had to put this additional pic up! My Aunt Nita and Gabbye won "Most Passionate Kisser" at Paws in the Park and this pic was on our local internet magazine! (The man in the backgroud is Jed Mescon, a local news personality who is on the board of directors of our Humane Society.) I just thought this was hilarious! :lol:


On an additional note, I got a phone call yesterday from someone letting me know that my name had been pulled from one of the drawings I entered there. Spencer won free training! I will post more details when I find them out. I wasn't able to get ahold of the lady yesterday. But woohoo! :D

Cathy Moon
22nd October 2006, 03:38 PM
Free training! :jump: That's wonderful!

23rd October 2006, 08:19 AM
free training! thats great!! and that picture is very funny!