In the meantime, I wanted to share a really fun event that I volunteered at this past Saturday- the 15th Annual Might Texas Dog Walk. Austin has many great events geared towards raising money for animals, but this is one of the biggest. Monies raised support Texas Service Dogs, many who have been pulled from the shelter. I'm more than happy to get behind that cause! The Austin Animal Center was provided a free booth, and I volunteered to man the morning shift. I was all ready for a morning in the sun (we've been having the most beautiful weather lately), but what do you know....winter decided to make one last appearance. It was windy and in the low 50's, but everyone still had a great time!
The event featured a big expo area with many great vendors and service providers giving away freebies. HEB had the largest booth, and I scored some free toys, food and treat samples. But there were also some really good grain-free food samples, poop picker-upper contraptions, more toys and lots of treats. I came home with a whole bag of goodies for our own little dog pack! But there were also vendors who were selling great items as well, and I was wishing I had remembered to grab my wallet. Aside from the booths, there was an agility course, and an area set aside to break several world records like "Most dogs doing doga at once" and Most dogs wearing the same bandana". I was wishing that I had been able to see some of the activities that came after the actual walk- but I had an adoption event to get to, and I didn't want to keep Beckham (our foster) waiting.
|"Swag" from the event.|
If you didn't have the chance to go this year, I highly recommend it. You don't have to stay for the whole thing, but the money goes to a great cause and it's a fun environment for everyone. Just be sure to watch your feet and keep your dog safe.
|The starting line for the 1 mile walk.|
|The Grand Marshall was Austin's newsman Jim Spencer and his adorable rescue dog!|
|Dogs on the walk.|
|Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes.|
I want to highlight two special stories from the day. The first picture is the infamous George Oscar Bleuth. Do yourself a favor and click here to read his incredible story. It's stories like this that make me so proud to be a volunteer for the homeless animal cause. This guy is amazing- and quick as all get out. I almost got run over trying to get his picture...he smelled treats in my pocket!