We got up really early on race morning, even before Connor woke up to whine for breakfast! I was still pretty sleepy when we left, so I slept in the car on the way. When we got close to Decker Lake I saw there were dogs in most of the other cars around us, fun! When we got to the park, I got super excited because there were dogs and people EVERYWHERE! When we finally got out of the car, I had to drag my parents over to where all the fun stuff was, I'm not sure what they were doing but they were being way too slow! In the main area there were lots of booths where people were giving stuff away, I got a new ball, a new frisbee, lots of treats, and tons of attention! I also got to meet Mia Adams, Hilda and Enzo Bush, and Carly Marek, I met lots of other dogs too, but my mom has told me a lot about Mia, Hilda and Enzo and Carly. I saw the Austin Pets Alive! booth where dogs without owners got to find people to run the race with, very cool!
|My mom said "look at Tom" but I was saying thanks for bringing me to the race, it's fun already! Photo by Tom Marek|
|RUNNING! Photo by Tom Marek|
|High Fives at the finish! Photo by Ed Sparks|
|My mom saying "Congratulations on your race Katie" Photo by Ed Sparks|
|Me and Banjo after the race. Photo by Tom Marek|
|Getting a drink. Photo by Ed Sparks|
|A picture of our picture being taken at the 1 mile start|
|Tom took a picture of me catching my new frisbee. Photo by Tom Marek|
|Photo by Tom Marek|
|Top Fundraisers Photo by Ed Sparks|
Thank you to Jack Murray of High Five Events and Hong Van Le of the Petco 5K9 Walk Run series (and everyone else at High Five and 5K9). I haven't been to a lot of races, but my mom has and she said this was really well done, with a great expo and some very cool demonstrations.
And Thank you so much to everyone who donated to the Petco Foundation and Austin Pets Alive! for us, being the top fundraisers was pretty cool and obviously we couldn't have done that without all of you!