Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bow wow 5k!

Amelia here!  Corbin is still pretty upset about losing his friend Pip, and he realized he also lost his friend Sam during our blogging absence.  So, he said I can take over the blog today!  Which is fantastic because I have just the thing to tell you about!
 
Corbin mentioned a few weeks ago that the foster momma was trying to raise money for the rescue that I'm with, Homeward Bound.  Homeward Bound is also the rescue that saved Corbin's life and the lives of the 28 foster kids that have lived here before me.  Since I'm the current foster kid, the momma specifically set her goal at $500 because that's what it cost for me to have all of my heart testing and medications.  She thought it would be nice to raise enough money to cover my expenses, since the rescue pays for all of my medical needs and foods.  Often, the rescue takes in kids like me that need a little bit more medical attention, more than my adoption fee would cover, so that's why fundraising is so important, so they're able to help those with extra needs!
 
I did the walk too!
 
Not only did the momma, Corbin and I reach our $500 goal, which doubled the amount the momma raised last year...  we were able to more than TRIPLE what she raised last year!  That's right!  We raised $765!!!!!!  All thanks to YOU and your phenomenal, overwhelming, breathtaking generosity!  We were so blown away by your donations.  The foster lady says it's a very refreshing feeling to see how many people support what her and foster dad do.
 
There were 32 runners/walkers and some nice volunteers!
 
Overall, over $12,000 was raised for local animal welfare organizations in our area!  It was such a great day and I was so excited that the foster momma let me be a part of it also!  I had my adopt me vest, my tutu and my Sirius Republic collar and flower accessory.  I made a lot of new fans, but not a single potential adopter.  Can you believe it??? I get to stay in the foster house even longer!  Hehe.  Let me show you some pictures...
 
This is me walking with foster momma and Miss Heather.
 
That little dot in the middle is us walking, hehe.
 
When the finish line was in site, foster momma said "GO AMELIA!"
And I went!  I ran to that finish line! 
Ok, well maybe I stopped short of the finish line because my fan club was all there rooting me on and I had to stop for smoochies.
 
 
We all finished!
That's me with Heather, foster momma and foster Grandma Nancy!
 
It sure was a fun day and I always like meeting new friends, canine and human alike!  I even met a little girl named Amelia, too!  It was great and I was glad foster momma took me along.  But, more important than my fun is all of you!  Thanks again for all of the donations and all of your help to reach our goal!  We couldn't have done it without you!

16 comments:

  1. You two did a wonderful job..we are all so proud of you

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  2. OMD!! That was a wonderful effort...and $. Congratulations. Just think, some other pups can be saved, too.

    We've been sad at all of our friends who've left for the bridge as well.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

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  3. Well done, Miss Amelia. You are just divine in your tutu.

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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  4. Awwww Amelia you look so very pretty in your pink tutu, it looks like you had a wonderful day and its great that you raised so much money for such a good organisation, its great to see you having fun and enjoying the walk! Good job everyone! Love and Licks from your furiend Frank xxxxxxxx

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  5. Hey Amelia!
    Wow, congrats on the successful fundraising! That's so wonderful. I bet you had fun on the walk and you look lovely as always. Say hey to Corbin for me!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  6. OMD Amelia.... $765. Green papers... fur your rescue. THAT is just FABULOUS. BRAVO to your foster MOM and to YOU... love your pretty pink TUTU.

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  7. Eggselent werk my pals...is a lot of doggies wot be fankful for all dat yoo doo

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  8. Way to go guys! And, I'm glad you had fun at the walk too... now we just need to find you a forever home Amelia!

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  9. That's so grreat, Amelia!! Momma does a lot of 5ks, but I don't usually get to go with her. I bet I'd do as good as you, but not look quite so good in a tutu. :)

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  10. Yay! Good job!

    Monty and Harlow

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  11. What awesome news! Great job, Amelia, and you look so cute in your pink tutu!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  12. Good job raising your money, whooooa
    Benny & Lily

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  13. Good job on the race and all the moneys you raised, Amelia (and mama)!

    Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie
    www.ourwaldobungie.com

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  14. Great job! I'm proud of you for making it the whole distance!

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