Our Saturday Morning Is Going To The Dogs!
This coming Saturday is the 25th annual Furry Scurry. I am so excited! What is the Furry Scurry? It is the nation’s single largest dog walk that raises money for the Dumb Friends League. It starts with an easy 2 mile walk around Denver’s Washington Park followed up by food trucks, contests, demonstrations and shopping at the “Flea-less Market”. Last year 10,000 humans plus 5,000 canines participated in this fun event!
This year Rocket Dog Blog is putting together a team for the Furry Scurry. Our team is made up of family, friends, co-workers and of course all of our canine furry friends. This is the first time we have headed a team for this type of event, so I am stoked! As I was working on sending out emails and contacting team participants, it dawned on me that I had pictures from the very first Furry Scurry our family participated in. After searching through our scrapbooks I finally found the pictures! Talk about a great Throw Back Thursday picture …
The year was 1995 and it was only the 2nd year of the Furry Scurry. My daughter Danika (5 years old) and I walked the two miles as my husband Kerry and five month old baby Harrison watched and enjoyed the puppies. That was a great day and a fun family time. Little did we know that 24 years later we would still be participating.
The weather on Saturday is supposed to be a sunny 75 degrees, which is a perfect Spring day in Colorado. On top of a great day with family and friends, we are helping the Dumb Friends League to take care of approximately 20,000 homeless pets and horses that come into their three Denver area shelters. In addition to raising money for the care and feeding of homeless animals, the Furry Scurry also brings awareness to the adoption of homeless pets. There are so many wonderful animals that come through the Dumb Friends League’s doors: beautiful seniors, adorable puppies, fabulous mixed breeds and many lovely pure breeds. Cats, dogs, rats, mice, hamsters, rabbits, horses are the usual inhabitants while sometimes even pigs and roosters grace their thresholds from time to time.
I love this organization and believe that they do an amazing job in the Denver metro area. All three of our Chihuahuas are alumni of the League. If you live in the area, I encourage you to join us on Saturday morning. If not, I encourage you to support a local shelter in your home town. Find out what events they have planned. Maybe even consider volunteering. There are many innocent animals needing care and looking for a “furever” home.