PAWS Halloween Benefit Walk

Last weekend I dusted off my walking shoes and put on one of my costumes and hit the pavement. I was among many other humans and K9s walking to help raise money for Provide Animals With Shelter (PAWS). PAWS funds care and shelter to stray/surrendered animals in a rural area of South Central Minnesota until adoption. Every October, PAWS host a fundraising Halloween Trick or Treat walk and I wasn’t about to miss it.

While my mom was signing us up, I decided to test out the kissing booth. Unfortunately, I had no takers for a smooch on the cheek.

What would a trick or treat walk be without some yummy treats? Our first stop brought us to a local cafe where they made us pups some great treats!

Along the way we walked through some colorful falling leaves.

This was my favorite table, how am I suppose to only choose two squeaky toys. I finally did decide and away we headed to our next stop. There were a total of 8 or 9 tables all having great stuff to choose from for both humans and dogs. 

Here is a college of pictures from the walk. I especially like the photo on the bottom right that says “HI” on the sidewalk.

After the walk was over we all headed back to the park where we enjoyed music, fellowship, and our humans received complementary hot dogs. Finally it was time for the costume contest to start. There were so many great costumes that day. When we heard I was the winner I couldn’t believe my ears. 

I may have won the contest but the real winners are the animals at the shelter. And the real heroes don’t wear capes, instead, they are all those who help these animals in need day in and day out.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and a safe Halloween!

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World Smile Day

Today is World Smile Day! What a better way to celebrate this happy day then going to the dog park!
Of course I can’t forget my frisbee! As you can see I’m not that graceful at catching it, but I sure have fun playing!

Our dog park has a small but nice fenced in trail. 

 Taking a pit stop while my humans catch up. Nothing like laying in a pile of leaves to help my cool down and I’m still smiling!

Just remember, it takes less muscles to smile then it does to frown. Wouldn’t it be funny if my face got stuck like this!!! BOL!!! 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Get out and spread your smile where ever you go!

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National Walk Your Dog Day

Today is National Walk Your Dog Day, even though everyday is walk your dog day. Here are 5 top benefits of walking your dog:
  • Promotes Weight Control & Digestive Health
  • Alleviates Destructive Behavior & Hyperactivity
  • Strengthens Your Bond
  • Encourages Socialization
  • Boost Your Health, Too
My favorite thing about going for walks, don’t know where I will end up or what I will see along the way.

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Love is being owned by a Husky

Bark For Life Walk

This past weekend I participated in the American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life here is Southern Minnesota. This was the first time I have ever heard of this event and was eager to attend.

So, Saturday morning my mom, aunt, and myself all packed up in our car a drove to the location. The weather was perfect for a morning hike at one of the local parks.

We arrived and first thing we did was registered. For donating, I received this purple Bark For Life bandana. After introducing ourselves I got the pleasure to meet some royalty. One of the special guest at the event was Miss Mankato herself. At first I was bashful to ask for a picture, but she was more then happy to get her picture with me. She was such a nice, sweet gal. 

Before I knew it we were off. The walk was a little over a mile long and along the way they had these signs with motivating statements on them. One of the signs said, “Official Sponsor of Birthdays.” 

The walk started off going up a steep hill, which then lead into the woods. Throughout the walk I noticed horse tracks along with active squirrels. If I wasn’t on a mission I would have chased a couple of them.

My favorite sign that I saw was, “Be active for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week!”
Before I knew it we were crossing the finish line with the other K9 and their owners. It was fun to see dog and humans coming together for such a great cause!

We headed under the shelter and mingled with others. We got talking with two ladies from the Minnesota Valley Pet Hospital. They were very nice and answered some questions my mom had.

Once the event was over, we headed home to check out the cool swag bag I got. Who doesn’t love fun stuff!

I had so much fun I can’t wait to attend next year! If you ever have the opportunity to attend a Bark For Life event I highly recommend it. For now I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Have you ever done a fundraising walk with your dog?

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Enter or Not to Enter

Enter or Not to Enter, that is the question.

These last two days my humans and I went camping at one of the local state park. I can’t wait to share all the adventures we went on, as well as giving you some tips and tricks camping with dogs. For now, have a wonderful Wordless Wednesday.