Bark in the Park

It’s Bark in the Park time again!

Friday, May 6th, 2011 | Indigo, Litter Mates and Swissy Friends, Ozzy | Comments Off

This will be the 3rd straight year that I will participate in Bark in the Park! It’s Indy’s 2nd time, and Ozzy’s 1st. Please make a sacrifice to the weather gods today so that we don’t get poured on tomorrow. We will be attending rain or shine!

I’m hoping for some fun vendors this year. I know that the new business, Fido to Go!, will be there for their public debut. Fido to Go! is a cool concept. From their site:

Fido to Go is Chicago’s premier gourmutt food truck serving hand-crafted canine cookies & doggy ice creams! Find us out and about at the city’s dog parks, beaches, and special events. We are also available to cater doggy parties and can even provide the games, activities, and photographer!

I’m excited to see the truck in action! I know Indy and Ozzy will be too.

If you’re out at Bark in the Park tomorrow, come find the Swissies and say hi!

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Bark in the Park

Friday, April 30th, 2010 | Indigo, Litter Mates and Swissy Friends | Comments Off

Tomorrow is our annual fundraiser for the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago. They are a large no-kill shelter, and this is a major fundraiser for them.

Team Swiss Lick is in the top 5 teams for amount raised right now! If you are interested in donating to our team, you can donate through our First Giving page, which you can find here.

It’s supposed to be a nice day tomorrow, assuming the rain stays in the evening/early morning hours like it’s supposed too… Check back next week for pictures!

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Bark in the Park

Monday, May 4th, 2009 | Gryffindor | Comments Off

Gryffin & I would like to thank all of you who donated to Team Swiss Lick! We raised $545, including a corporate donation.

Saturday was a gorgeous day! The type that makes me miss living downtown. (Until I had to deal with traffic getting back to LSD on the way home…) It was clear and sunny, and got up to about 65 degrees. Gryffin has never been downtown before, and as I was approaching the lake in the car, I think he thought that perhaps we were approaching the Gulf of Mexico. He got very excited–very wiggly. Maybe he & I were going to have a week at the beach without those other dogs or distractions.

I don’t think he was disappointed when we reached Montrose Harbor. As we were walking towards the tents, we found a beagle to play with, which made him very happy. Gryffin will always love beagles. He heard it before he saw it and perked up (weird, as he was already perky) immediately.

We met Vasey the Swissy and her human, Layla (11 month old girl) and Tank (9 months, I think). We found a few other non-club people while there, and one of them, Paula and her Swissy Ox (short for Oxford), walked with us. It was fun to have a bunch of Swissies together. Gryffin was the father figure (ha), and preferred to be rubbed and petted by people as opposed Swissy play time. Tank, Vasey and Layla had some good play time. I’m somewhat surprised they had enough energy to walk 3.1 miles, but they did it.

So, enough talking. Here are a few pictures!

Swissy butts before the walk. That’s me and Gryffin (with the pack) towards the top right of the picture.

Smiley Layla.

Group shot pre-walk. Humans from left to right are Paula, David, Me, Trudi, Paul and Kenny. You can see the edge of Kenny’s fiance. I’m sorry that she got cut out of the shot. Dogs are Ox, Vasey, Gryffin, Tank and Layla.

The lake view on our walk.

Tired Swissies post walk.

More sleepy Swissies.

His Majesty, Gryffin.

Thanks for reading! Happy Monday.

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Bark in the Park

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 | Gryffindor | Comments Off

Gryffin and I will be participating in the Bark in the Park fundraiser on May 2nd.

Bark in the Bark is a 5k/3.1m walk for dogs and their servants humans. The funds will go to the Anti-Cruelty Society’s animal welfare programs that help 50,000 animals and humans each year. The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s Oldest and largest comprehensive, open-door humane society.

If you are in the Chicago area and are interested in joining us, send me a note but also go here and register. If you’d like to join my team, it’s called Team Swiss Lick. If you are unable to join, but would like to help by donating to the cause, please go to our First Giving page and donate!

Thank you!

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