We had lots of fun at the Ontario SPCA Friends For Life walk in Cornwall yesterday. The weather was cold and grey, but that didn't dampen anyone's spirits, and the rain held off!
Here's the start of the race. Can you see Gordon? He's back in the centre, but dogless. Our dogs aren't great in crowds of other dogs, so we kept them at home!
But our friends Mike and Sophie lent Zeus the Great Dane/GSD mix to Gordon...
Zeus is actually very good on leash but it looks like he smelled something exciting in this photo!
When we arrived, we were greeted by a great group of smiling volunteers...
And so many adorable dogs!
This is Snow White. She is a 6-mo Lab mix and she's up for adoption at the SD&G Shelter in Cornwall.
I saw a few cute Jack Russells yesterday!
And this little guy had a sock monkey sweater.
I took a lot of photos of this Bassett Hound. They are irresistibly cute!
This gal decided enough was enough and demanded some belly rubs!
At the barbecue tent.
Gordon, surrounded by a throng of fascinated women, as per usual.
Look at these two beautiful dogs! Such gorgeous coats.
And here's Faith the Shar-pei...
Faith was the spokes-animal for this year's event. She spent three years in a puppy mill, and was finally rescued from that situation. A GREAT family adopted her last year. She has blossomed. She's the sweetest dog. We walked her when she was at the shelter, and you could tell she was just dying for a family to give all her love to. She has a great, loving personality. We would have adopted her ourselves if we didn't already have two dogs, she was that appealing.
And here's the Basset again!
And this is Sunny the hound mix.
Sunny spent seven years basically chained up outside with a bunch of other dogs who fought him for food. He was finally rescued. One of the shelter workers fell for him and took him home. He's the sweetest guy and is loving his new life as a house dog! That mark under his eye is the scar left from some sort of tooth/gum infection that was so bad, it basically put a hole through his face. :(
But Sunny bears no grudges and is just the nicest, most adorable dog.
Sunny lives with Brutus, a very cute rescue Dachshund...
Here's the grill team at the barbecue tent!
And Napoleon the St. Bernard, another dog who was adopted out from our shelter. He comes to the walk every year.
Impressive strings of drool!!
This cutie won the "Best-dressed" contest category.
And this little one won "Best Trick"!
Here's Brutus and his mommy. Brutus has alopecia, so he's a little bald!
And here are Zeus, Sunny and Brutus together, three rescue dogs who now have love and happiness in their lives.
Thanks to everyone who donated to my walk! I raised $1625 and passed my goal of $1200. I'm very pleased.