Sunday, October 24, 2010

Walk for the Animals

On September 26th I volunteered at the Walk for the Animals.  I used to walk/run adoptable dogs at the Fire Hydrant 5 with the Larimer Humane Society and was really excited to be a dog handler at "my" new humane society.

My adoptable dog this year was Remi, check out his event photos.

He was a 6 month old, terrier mix, with great personality!  He was in such large demand and I was almost concerned that a fight might break out about who would adopt him, there were at least 5 different groups considering his adoption.  He was adopted by a very nice couple at the event, although one little girl's heart was broken that they adopted him before her mom could show up (she was shopping with a friend's family when she met and fell in love with Remi).

Here is a photo of Remi and I, although not so flattering of me, it had been pouring and my hair just wasn't cooperating.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pride Parade - a little late

In June I walked with the MaxMobile at the Pride Parade.  I decided to participate for a number of reasons.  One, I didn't have any other plans and wanted to check out Pride without being the loser by myself.  Two, I wanted to support those in my life who don't have all the rights that I do as a straight person.  Three, I always like spending time with adoptable dogs.  I was going to post photos taken at the event, but didn't want to infringe on any copyrights, so check out this link to view some photos.  However, here is a photo of a really cool bike in the parade.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hour Changes

The humane society's hours changed over the summer, so I can no longer take adoptable dogs out because I do not get back in time.  My blog should start again at the end of September with the Walk for the Animals.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

More Emma

I added two more photos that I had taken of Emma on my phone.  Also, a link to watch her on television.

Friday, June 18, 2010

First Walk

Today I went on a hike with Emma, I picked Emma to hike with because she is good with everyone, but also ready for action at any time.  Emma is a 2 year old Pit Mix (otherwise known as a Pitbull or Staffordshire Terrier).  She has been at the Seattle Humane Society off and on for a while (because she isn't available for adoption I can't remember for how long).  I believe she has been in at least one foster home and now is hanging out because she is going to be a star tomorrow, more about that when I know more.

The plan was to hike to Cedar Butte, however the Iron Horse Trail was closed so I headed the other direction and ended up walking on a large, gravel road which headed towards Twin Falls.  It was much more of a walk than a hike, but the scenery was lovely and the weather was beautiful!

Emma couldn't have been better behaved, she didn't pull and happily wagged at everyone and everything that passed us by.  A few people seemed scared of her and two parents even told their kids to stop petting her as she sat and sweetly licked their hands (they had asked permission before approaching and petting her).  I definitely get a little upset when people stereotype, whether it is dogs, or people.  Here is a link with some information about breed-specific legislation.  Emma was a bit scared of the mountain bikes, I don't think she had ever seen one, but she was still a perfect lady and just jumped a bit when they surprised her.
All in all it was a good outing, we hiked about 10 miles for about 3 hours.  The only bad part of the day was dropping her off because she did not want to go back in her kennel and howled after I left.

I plan on adding more pictures and the link to her tv debut later this week.