Thursday, May 19, 2011


Well, last Sunday was Animals on Broadway in Walnut Creek.

And, as he has for the past 9 years, Louie was there to take part in the doggie walk as well as to partake of the festivities and free samples from the many booths that lined the street in the Broadway Plaza shopping center in Walnut Creek. Many animal rescue organizations had booths at the event and brought dogs along in hopes of finding them new homes.

Animals on Broadway is a fundraiser for Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) a worthy organization dedicated to finding homes for animals. Several of our neighbors have rescued dogs from ARF and these dogs are all wonderful companion animals. In addition to rescuing animals, ARF offers classes and other services to assist people and their animals.

Sunday started out rainy, but that did not keep any of us away.

As the day progressed, the sun came out.

We started with the walk that was about a mile long, best as we could estimate. It was very well organized and we all remained safe while walking on public sidewalks and crossing several intersections...there were wonderful volunteer monitors all along the way. Of course, there was always time to make the necessary pit stop.

Just past the finish line, there were places for the dogs to refresh themselves.

Louie made friends with many dogs. He seemed to single out other black poodles like himself, but made sure to mingle with dogs of all breeds.

Our Pet Sitter, Allison of Housepetality had a booth there and we visited with her and her staff. It was at Animals on Broadway several years ago, when we were in need of a pet sitter, that we found Allison and her company. We highly recommend Housepetality.

Here's Allison with her own dog, Finnegan.

And, this is Cody, who also accompanied Allison to the event.

Some dogs dressed up quite a bit.

The event went from 10:30 a.m. until at least 4 p.m. It's fun and a special fundraiser in which we always participate.

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