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Friday, February 26, 2010

Pet Walk 2010 Tempe Town Lake

Last Sunday was the annual PetSmart Pet Walk for PetSmart Charities.
We got to the Pet Walk an hour before things started hopping!
This is Dad, Hootie & me at the entrance.
Here is Colin, from our Dales & Friends Group,
with his and Donna's Dales, Lucy & Charlie.
More Airedales from our Dales & Friends Meetup group.

Here we are checking out one of the watering stations.

And another buddy from Dales & Friends. By the way, over half of the dogs from our group were adopted from the SouthWest Airedale Terrier Rescue (SWATR).

This is Donna with Charlie, manning the booth for SWATR.

Mommy with us in front of the SWATR stand.

What do you suppose Mommy is doing here??

This is the Bowzer Beer stand. Good stuff!

Here is Hootie saying hi to a 10 year old Welshie names Lala. She growled at him. hehe.

Ooooo this is the start of the 1 mile walk. That's what we did.

Well what do ya know?
There was a WFT at the start of the race who gave Hootie a good luck smooch!

The line of people & pooches seemed to stretch forever.


Another view of the hooman and poochie 1 mile walk.

Yes, Hootie had to leave plenty of pee-mail.

It was such a beautiful day for a walk.

See Dad & me? The line split in two so we took the low road
and Mommy & Hoots took the high road.

Here are some of the Dales & Friends stragglers!
We were on our way back when they were just starting.

More pics of the Dales & Friends.

We had to check out the water's edge.
Kinda murky, but it's fed by a canal, so what did ya expect?!

The guy leaning over is Eddie and he really likes Hootie.
So many Dales. Who is who??

The little Welshie on the left is Maxwell.
He's the same age as Hootie, but he weighs about 10# less.
Hootie is such a substantial guy!!
Here's a better pic so you can see the difference in their size.

This guy is an Irish Terrier that we just met on Sunday.
Is he the McGillinator?
Oops, no he doesn't smell like McGillicutty!


Lookie, I love to do high 5 for treats.
Hey, you're supposed to give me 5 too lady!! Well, as long as you give me a treat you can slide on the high 5.
















This big Dane was so friendly. I'll post a collage of all the different breeds of pooches on a future post.

















Here's Mom and the Hootster.







Did you notice our folks have on matching shirts? CORNY!! At least it was easier to not get them lost. hehe.

















Well, that's it for now. We had a lovely time at the PetWalk again this year and hope to attend next year. "God willing and the canal don't rise." Sure hope you all have a great weekend!

Smooches,
Baby Rocket Dog

29 comments:

Mango said...

Good idea getting team uniforms for mom and dad. Helps them keep track of each other for sure. So many terriers! That must have been a great time and of course a most important cause.

Slobbers,
mango

tula said...

the dales came out in force-- yikes! kinduv scurry! but the beer tent sure sounds good- maybe that's why i'm seeing double, triple, kazillion dales..gulp.

looks like a day of pure FUNBALLS!


kissies,
tula

houndstooth said...

Your mom and dad probably dressed alike just to embarrass you! It seems like something parents delight in.

That walk looks like tons of fun! There's no Petsmart walk here by us! I'm a bit put out with them now!

Bunny

hkairedalespack said...

Wow, a crowd of humans and doggies with so many Airedales and terriers. A large turn out for a very good cause. We love your matching outfits.
Hugs, Miley and Mariah

BRUTUS said...

That's awesome!! And perfect weather too - we are SO jealous (even if your humans did wear corny matching shirts). Exercise, friends, and a good cause - what more could you ask for?? And I so totally want one of those bone-shaped pools that were in one of the first photos!!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Oh Hootie,
You are such a good narrator. I loved the pictures of you on your walk. Your are most handsome and cute. I think you are a perfect size Welsh man.
Sally Ann

Baby Rocket dog,
You walk very well, and I think all the Dale men must adore you. We have been having fun in France.
Sally Ann

McGillicutty said...

Baby Rocket Dog,

Yep, he didn't smell like Guinness, huh? Me thinks he was not as handsome (or devilish) as I either! I bet you guys had a blast, man! I LOVE those walk events. All the other dogs and smells and treats...oh, and the walk! Nice of you to think of me today!

Irish Love,
McG

Twinkietinydog said...

Dang, Mango stole my uniform joke. Fine, I loved all the photos and had a great visit myself. Is there something serious going on between the Eddie and our Hootie? Oh, before I go: I (heart) SWATR
Twink!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing that!

I'm going to paw that off to my Auntie Di since she lives in Phoenix!

All those 'dales and other pals!

WOW!

Of khourse, my mom would be at the beer tent TOO!

Why is THAT?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Martha and Bailey said...

We cannot believe your Mom and Dad wore the same shirt!
Talk about embarrassing you guys.
We loved those pics, happy humans and happy dogs!
All walking in the beautiful sunshine - we are so very jealous!
We have to tell you our parents would be smiling at the beer tent too......
love
Martha & Bailey xxx
ps you made our mum laugh with your comment on our blog......

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great time you guys had and you met so many new friends!
You look so stylish in your colorful bandanas!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

That was a lovely walk and so many square cousins altogether. What a wonderful sight!Though you two were the most handsome :)

Wiry loves and kisses Eric xx

Clive said...

What a brillant walk!

The NSLM in particular loved the matching shirts!!!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Lorenza said...

Sure you all had a great time there!
A nice walkie, meeting lots of furry friends and enjoying a very nice weather!
Happy Saturday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Checkers said...

what a pawsome walk - I probably would have ridden in my stroller - but mom coulda used the walk :-)

The OP Pack said...

That's a lot of dales there and all so good-looking!!! It looks like it was a great day for a good walk.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kari in WeHo said...

oh wow that looks like it was lots of fun!

Agatha and Archie said...

Well that certainly looked like a blast and we particularily liked the bone watering holes however we do have a comment..What is up with the humans talking about our weight? PL2 is all jiggy because I sort of gained a little wight..SO WHAT BIG DEAL WHO CARES....(how was that Hootie?? good enough ??) Love Agatha and her stupid skinnier brother who is always in trouble

K9friend said...

Great pictures! Looks like you had a beautiful day and fantastic turnout. I'm sure a lot of money was raised!

Sherry said...

That looked like SUCH a fun day. Maybe next year Mom & Dad will wear black and tan to match the dogs.
Alanis & Miro

Cassie said...

Oh that's a good idea about the black & tan Alanis & Miro!! I'm sure our pooches would appreciate that.haha.x-cassie

Fat, Female and Forty said...

Thanks for visiting! Your owner has the best kind of kids. If only we could all be like our sweet canines! Your blog made me laugh and I loved the pee mail comment. My dog is a boy and he squats when he pees. Is that unnatural? Could he be gay? Not that I would love him any less if he was. ;-)

Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Oh boy, so many lovely terriers all in one place, doggie bliss! That is so cool that so many people showed up for the cause. We're glad the weather was nice for the walk. Now just how could you tell all of those airedales apart if they all stood together??? hehehehe!

Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Clive said...

Hi Hootie and Baby Rocket Dog

Just to thank your Momma again for the great pressies that arrived yesterday! We have just posted about them all - the NSLM and Sorcha are really delighted with them all. Your Momma was very good.

Many thanks again from us all,
lots of love and best wishes
Clive and the NSLM

Amber and Nala said...

What a great day for a walk and I LOVED those huge water bowls..cool!

Kisses,
Nala

Life With Dogs said...

I have never had a chance to visit your neck of the woods, but it looks beautiful. I'd love to have a similar event out here. Looks like a blast...

Sierra Rose said...

Wootwoot! What an amazing and fun event!! Felt like we were there with you. Great photos. Matching shirts were a great idea!
Hope we get to read the poem about the golden sometime from your friend. :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

WOWOWWOWWOWOWOOOOOOO Guys!!!!
You had a wonderful day!!!!
your humans.....tons of friends...perfect weather!!!!
Awwwwwwwwwww......
We would love were with you!!!!
And you both look sooooooooooooooo beautiful and cool in your great Bandanas!!!!
And we love love love the Bone pools.....pleaseeeeeeeeee.....next year can we come with you????
;-))))))))
Thanks for sharing your day with us....
we're back finally....we missed you tons!!!!!
WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks to all of you and to your special mommy and dad!!!
MUAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

TwoSpecialWires said...

That's a lot of tan and black square dogs. And it looks like it was a lot of fun!

We're jelly,
Jake and Fergi xxoo