This contest gives you a way to honor your canine cancer hero while helping the Puppy Up Foundation raise funds for cancer research to benefit pets and humans.How Does It Work?
your dog’s story and photo. For best results, use the best high-resolution digital photo you have. Please also be prepared to submit a high resolution digital photo of the same image (minimum of 500kb) upon request for reproduction in the calendar. Then provide a brief summary of your dog’s story. The more you show your dog’s personality, the more votes you will receive!
Yep, just two nights into it, I had drifted off into the good sleep only to be abruptly awakened to the sound of retching. Hudson had vomited earlier that Mother’s Day morning and I didn’t give it much thought since he occasionally has a heave and a hurl and seemed fine from then on. But after five more times in the tent Sunday night, I made the decision to pull him from the road for a few days rest.
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It’s also home to Larrabee State Park, a destination point for anyone travelling in this area. We took a days rest there and the beach on Sammish Bay was so totally alluring.
The whole area, including our time in Bellingham WA, now known to me as the City of Backpacks, reminded me of the Sirens of Shenandoah in the shadow of the Blue Ridge mountain back on our first walk. I didn’t want to leave.
The people I met here are all so beautiful eclipsed only by the presence of their surroundings. From the Bellwether Hotel to Boulevard Park to the Interurban Trail we picked up for a bit, this is a special place in the universe and I’m surprised I’ve been tempted so early on in the walk. Indeed, Erick my walking companion for a few days remarked many times that this is a place he’d like to relocate to. But the journey must continue…
Testing the Mettle
The first week is always unkinking – adjusting weight load, routes, and all sorts of last minute adjustments physically and spiritually. It’s a curious truism one which I can only suspect because god’s just making sure you’re serious.
We were picked up Friday and transported to Seattle for the Petapalooza and it was great to spend time with Buddy and Ja-Cee, our PUPS up here in the area and their kiddos – Fonto & Sabrina.
In a few hours, we’ll be back on the road…. Until next time here are a couple of other pics to tide you over…
This is Dr. Sue the cancer vet lovin her some fuzzybutts…
This is Hudzers hammin it up and a toeheaded kid playing paddy cake on his belly
What Price Fame? This is Hudson on day 4 of the conference.
At the Mall of America, this is?????
These are the Puppy Up! ladies of Des Moines. From L to R, Julie, Chris, and Brooke (whose dog Gunner has cancer).
This is Beth in Madison whose beautiful Pyrenees, Czar, has metastatic bone cancer and one of the calendar boys in the 2014 Cancer Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down calendar.
This is where the fat cats (again, sorry for feline references) sit above everyone else in Madison. It’s a law – no structure can be higher than the capitol.
This is Yer Big Dog dancing with Lil Nana. Yep it gets lonely on the road… and FYI – he can two step.
This is the beautiful Memorial board that the folks in Ann Arbor created from their recent Puppy Up! walk.
This is Indiana pooping on a Church bush thereby damning his soul to an eternity of reruns of Garfield and Squirrel infomercials.