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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dogathon 2010

Oh dear...another long-delayed post! Today is also Mom's birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!! *big sloppy wet kisses*), so she says she's taking a bit of time to help me write since it's been AGES and I've got more stuff to share! *grins* So, here goes another event that I got to attend about 2 weeks ago:

Yup, I guess you've already known about it from the blog title! *wink* It's the annual Dogathon organized by a local university here to raise funds for the well-being of animals as well as being a platform for doggie lovers to gather and have fun =)

Mom's camera holding certainly needs some work...she wanted to capture me and the people behind us (there were SOOOO many!) but the people got cut off. LOLLL!

Let's go, Mom! I want to meet some doggie friends!

And meet them we did...the first group of doggies I met were quite diverse *wink* We had fun sniffing and greeting each other...heh!

We got a 'butt-sniffing train' going on too...LOLL!

Mom also helped out with Aunty Yen's booth to sell's tags so I got to chill and meet other doggies who came with their owners to buy the cool tags! See the number of human legs and doggies around? They're literally like a sea of humans and dogs! *grins* Mom said at the end of the day, there was an announcement from the organizers...they had broken a their own, as well as a Malaysian record for having the most number of doggies gathered in one day. Guess how many of us were there? 1100 doggies!! Awesome, isn't it??

And what is a Dogathon without an actual marathon with dogs, right? Hehehehe...there was again a sea of people going to run their hearts out with their furkids! Mom didn't join this coz she said she will pass out if she tried to even run 1km (the marathon was about 3km). LOLLL! There were plenty of other games too like the "Master Hunt", where the doggies were put in a maze, and just by hearing the sound of their human's voice, they have to maneuver out of the maze...awesome eh? Mom wanted to let me try that but I wouldn't hear of it...I hate mazes! >.<"

We did get to try out a game called "Mummy-Go-Round" (the theme of this year is Egypt, so every game has something to do with Egypt!), which is like a Musical Chair with a twist...coz we play it with our humans :) We didn't win sadly, but it was fun! And after that, I got to meet more doggies too, like this cute Min. Schnauzer buddy! *grins*

And here's a cool gathering of the three different sized Poodles! The Standard, Mini, and Toy Poodles all often do you see that, right? *wink*

After walking around for a bit, it's time for Mom to go back and help out at the booth again, so I chilled (with my ugly and wet beard) and scored some treats too!

Meeting new friends at the booth was a never know who you're going to meet. This one time I met this cute Jack Russell dude and when he saw Mom holding the camera to snap photos of him...

He ran straight towards her to get a close-up! LOLL! Mom loves this cute photo of his nose...*grins*

Chilling out is lots of work too...I need to make sure that people come to the booth with my 'handsome' looks. LOLL! So, Mom gave me some snacks courtesy of the other people having booths there. There were SOOO many goodies when the day ended. We got home and much did we get, you say?

How about these for size? *wink* The sausage thingy on the top left were bought by Mom, but the rest of the treats, chews, toys and samples were given out free to everybody who attended the Dogathon! Score!!

I wanted to get to the treats pronto, but Mom made me pose first...GRRR! We didn't really have much use for the kibble samples since we're on the raw diet, but the treats and chews, I LOVE! More on that later...*grins*

Kenji wanted in on the treats too, so he had to have a picture first before he was given a treat...heh!

And that's about it for my Dogathon post...I wished I had more photos of the booths and the games, but Mom was busy collecting goodies from the booths that she didn't have enough hands to take photos. LOL! Remind me to get a better photographer next time...*wink*


20 paws to this post!:

Kari in WeHo said...

Happy Birthday!

Don't forget, we moved to

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom, Scottie!
The Dogathon sure was pawesome and you goot lots of goodies too!
Enjoy them!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great time!

I saw Plutos's post and it made me so jelly!


Happy happy barkday to your special mom!

August is a furry pawesome month *WINK*


Priscilla said...

Pity we didn't get to meet that day. Eva would have loved to see Scottie :)
Happy Birthday!

The Thundering Herd said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! And what a thoughtful birthday present to take her to dog-a-thon.

Fred said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Looks like such a fun event!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Our birthday wish is that you get to share many adventures and lots of time together across this "new year" for her! The Dog-A-Thon looks like it was tons of fun with many many pups! Hope the Sales at your auntie's booth were brisk! Did you get birthday cake to share afterward?

Maggie and Mitch said...

Whoa - you hit the jackpot on treats, Scottie!
Happy birthday to your sweet mom!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Cobi said...

Sorry for not visitng for a long time :D

Happy belated birthday to your mummy.

It's so fun to meet different dogs in such event. I'm going for a similar event in Sept. I'm looking forward to it ^^


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Hopefully, this will spur mom into getting on the computer with you...

Please visit my blog. There is an award we want to share...and LOTS of bloggers who want to get to know you better!

Dewey Dewster said...

Hey Scottie...

Happy Belated Birthday ta yer Mom.....hope she had a great it's good ta see Kenji lookin' so well....hope he enjoyed the goodies...ya got enuf of 'em ta share with him too....I tihnk we need a dogathon here....maybe I can organize one....

Dewey Dewster here....

Oskar said...

Happy birthday to your mom!

It looks like a wonderful event you went to!!

JD and Max said...

Hi Cobi,

Oh, belated happy birthday to your mom, we hope she had a fun day!

That dogathon looked totally pawsome and what great loot you scored from it! We loved the photos - the butt-sniff-train was hilarious, he he he! We're glad you met so many pals, what a great day!

Hey, we wanted to say - that list of '10 reasons why your dogs haircut might cost more than yours' that you posted a while back that you got from your groomers? We gave it to our groomers here, it's pinned up on the front door and it's a HUGE hit! Several people have copied it and a few have photographed it on their phones - our groomer is chuffed by it and is delighted that it comes from KL!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

BeverLy's Secret said...

So many treats!!! You're the happiest doggie ever!!

Moco said...

You are so lucky. You get to attend the neatest happenings.

Huskee and Hershey said...

OMdoG... soooo many treats!!! The mummy-go-round sounds like fun! :P

Kess And Her Mama said...

Butt sniffs and treats...Sounds like a perfect outing.

P.S. Come by and collect your award

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Hi Scottie! Hope all is well with you and your family! Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you because Balloon Fiesta starts in just 2 weeks.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Peace Day, my friend! One day soon forever, not just a day!

Fantabulous May said...

how do u train her to hold her treats on her nose????
that's so cool

May @