Friday, June 24, 2011

Race Recap: Doggy Dash 5k {06.04.11}

On Saturday June 4th we {me, the husband & Lucy, our puppy} participated in the 2011 Doggy Dash 5k benefiting the Sacramento SPCA.  This was Miss Lucy’s second race and her first 5k.  We also participated in this event last year but only did the 2k. 

Unfortunately this race took place before the weather changed to summer and it rained the day of the event!  Luckily there was still a very large turn out for the event and even though we got soaking wet we still managed to have a good time.  We skipped the events and didn’t check out any vendors before or after the event because of the rain but Lucy had a blast running in puddles and checking out all the other dogs :)

Hopefully next year the weather will be better because we want to enter Miss Lucy into some of the events {like “best wag”}.  She pulled a lot and tried to chase some other dogs and really wanted to walk/run in the puddles the whole time so I know she must have had a great time.  It was fun; would have been more fun without the rain. 

Here are some photos from the race:

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Getting ready for the race to start 

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Lucy doing her best pulling impression despite all her loose leash & heel training from training classes

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A much better example of loose leash walking

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Lucy really enjoyed playing in the puddles in the gutters!

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Almost finished!!!

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Lucy & Jon running to the finish :)

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Lucy posing with Jon after completing her first 5k!!!

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A nice warm bath after a morning in the rain. 
Don’t let that face fool you; she LOVES taking a bath! 
If you turn on the bathtub and say “wanna take a bath” she runs into the bathroom and jumps in the tub. 
After this she headed over to my MIL’s house to spend the night and play with Odie {my MIL’s dog}
and they ended up tearing up a big bag of soil in the rain. 
So, needless to say, she got another bath the next day :)