BARK FOR LIFE 2017

This past Sunday, Tippy and I participated in our local Bark For Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.   The turn out was pretty good, about 18 teams of dogs and their humans, considering this was the first “Bark” in our county.  We plan to make this an annual event, so hope it will grow as more people find out about it.

Since it is close to Halloween, there was a costume contest.  Tippy has no costumes and I’ve been very busy, so I made her one at the last minute.  Do you know what she is?

watchdog
Mom, this costume is puzzling.

I thought it was cute, but apparently the judges liked the bought costumes better.  LOL

We had a “Strut Your Mutt” parade where we all took a couple of laps around the track while the judges scored the dogs for awards to be given later.  Afterwards, we had fun activities for all of the participants. We were able to show off tricks, compete in vocal performances (best bark), had a doggie limbo, jumped through hoops, licked peanut butter off of a spoon, and found hidden treats.  Tippy was the first one to find a hidden treat and, of course, won the race to lick the peanut butter spoon clean.  She was also one of the two dogs that jumped through all 3 hula hoops and crawled under the lowest limbo setting.

spoon
All gone.

Tippy got along with most of the other dogs.  She did growl some, but I’m pretty sure most of that was a play growl and not trying to be mean or anti-social.

We had a great time and are already looking forward to next year.  I need to come up with new tricks for her to do though.  Any suggestions?  Right now, she does the basic stuff:  sit, down, roll over, crawl, and high five.

After all of the judges votes were in, Tippy won 3 prizes:  1st – Best Tail Wag, 2nd – Best Trick, and 1st – Fundraising.  With her awards and the goodie bag everyone got, she had quit the haul.

tippy-and-her-take
Mom, Look at all of the stuff I got!

 

I love the Pet Album.  Tippy loved the squeaky toys.

I think she had a good, tiring day.

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All lined up in a row.

 

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6 thoughts on “BARK FOR LIFE 2017

  1. What a great day! As for a trick, I think something somewhat humorous goes over well – you could teach Tippy to cover her paw with her nose at a signal, like she is disgusted/hiding from something. Then, you could say something about her dislike of a rival team to your area and give her the signal, so it looks like she hates the team.

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  2. I like Tippy’s Watch Dog costume, it shows great ingenuity. We have a similar event at one of our parks each year in October although I’ve not yet had an opportunity to go it sounds like fun. And Tippy looks like she had an enjoyable time especially since she scored some doggy loot. 💗

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