I like dogs and hate cancer so on Saturday, Lincoln and I woke up early to do the American Cancer Society Bark for Life walk. The walk was being held to raise money for cancer and until the day of, I wasn’t sure if it was for doggie cancer or human cancer but regardless, raising money for any kind of cancer is a good thing. You could register as part of team or individually, which I did since I didn’t know anyone else who was doing it.
We were one of the first ones to arrive, which gave us a lot of time to check our the different sponsors and vendors plus get some swag!
Soon, the area filled up with all kinds of dogs
There were big dogs
…..and small dogs
….and even dressed up dogs!
I thought of my favorite dachshund Basil when I saw these dolled up pups
Lincoln wasn’t doing too well with the outrageous number of dogs and people there, he can be a bit skiddish at times
But once I grabbed him in my arms and carried him around like a baby he was fin
Dog has me wrapped around his
finger paw I tell you.
Soon, we were off walking, the walk was a 1.57 mile walk around Uptown Charlotte starting across the street from Bank of America stadium
When I took this picture, I had to stop myself from laughing. All the dogs were going crazy sniffing everything in sight. I pictures one of e dogs finding a human hand or foot and cue in the Law and Order music–it reminded of a situation that would kick off an episode. Anyone else? No? Just me? Ok.
It was the perfect day for a walk! There were a lot of bitches for Lincoln to hit on, sights to see such as the Carolina Panthers practice field, skyline of Uptown Charlotte and Bank of America Stadium, where the Panthers play when they decide to show up.
When we finished the walk, we came back to the stage area where they were holding contests for smallest dog, biggest dog, etc. plus had a live dj from one of the country music stations here. It kinda bummed me out because given the event and all, I was hoping they would play “Atomic Dog” or “Who Let The Dogs Out” I even went up to the dj and asked if he would play one and he refused (and may have looked at me like I was a little off for actually wanting to hear “Who Let The Dogs Out”) Lincoln was absolutely pooped afterwards and ready to go home and plop down on the couch
Instead of passing out as I had been hoping for, he puked all over my ottoman. Too much excitement in one morning for my little guy :(
Do you give to charity or do runs, walks or rides? If so, is there a specific one you support? I donate to the Humane Society but have done walks for breast cancer, domestic violence and March of Dimes and a 5K for colon rectal cancer.