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There's still time...

Gail P
September 26th, 2009, 09:20 PM
...if anyone would be interested in sponsoring my daughter and I. Tomorrow we will be participating in the Purina Walk for Dog Guides to help raise funds for the training and placement of Dog Guides for Canadians with visual, hearing and medical or physical disabilities. Please give generously to this wonderful cause. Thank you!

All Dog Guides are provided to eligible candidates at no cost. Funding for Dog Guide training is 100 per cent obtained from donations and no government funding is received. Dog Guides Canada has already provided their specially trained Dog Guides to more than 1300 men, women and children from ages eight to 88. With your help, more people can experience the mobility, safety and independence a devoted Dog Guide partner brings.

To read more about this walk or to donate please visit the following link: http://www.purinawalkfordogguides.com/personalPage.cfm?ID=4884

growler~GateKeeper
September 26th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Unfortunately I can't donate at this time :o But I wanted to send some :goodvibes: :goodvibes: along for your fund raising & walk. It's a wonderful cause.

Gail P
September 27th, 2009, 09:19 AM
That's okay, thanks anyways :) Today's kind of a yucky, miserable day here but hopefully we still get a decent turnout. I'm taking 4 or 5 dogs, I'm supposed to be lending dogs to a couple of girls to walk, plus there's my daughter and I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to walk just one or maybe two myself.

Love4himies
September 27th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Done (I think I got it under your name.)


Good Luck today!

Gail P
September 27th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Done (I think I got it under your name.)

Good Luck today!

Thanks so much! :thankyou: Despite the iffy weather there was a good turnout and we had a good walk. It was raining in the morning and just before the walk was to start, and started raining again just after we were done but it held off during the walk.

It's only the 2nd year for it in our area but the organizers were really pleased with the turnout. My daughter and I turned in the highest number of pledges aside from the Lions Club members, so we won a gift certificate for a local groomer. I think I might pass that on to my mom, she's a senior and has bad wrists that make it difficult for her to groom her collie. Noah is my only dog that could use a professional grooming since the others are all pretty smooth coated, but I can work on Noah myself.

The two girls who borrowed Noah and Dru were just tickled to be able to walk a dog each, and they especially seemed to love big, goofy, fluffball Noah. (and Noah really enjoyed himself too, he doesn't get out to as many places as the working dogs do with the goose work and the racing) The girls also had a friend with them and if I had known there was going to be a 3rd girl I could have taken along another dog. I also could have brought more for a couple of boys, but there was some miscommunication and I wasn't sure if they were going or not and then they showed up looking for dogs. Someone else had 2 dogs and let the older boy take one, and I shared Thunder with the younger one. He kept dropping the leash, so I double leashed Thunder and helped. Next year a friend of mine who runs a husky rescue may bring along some of her dogs too to loan out. I suggested to her that it would be a great way to generate some interest and get her adoptable dogs out and about being seen if she's got some suitable to loan for this type of event. This time she already had another comittment on the same day.

growler~GateKeeper
September 27th, 2009, 10:57 PM
Sounds like it was a great day! :thumbs up