September 26, 2011

White Dog and the White Dog Army spent the afternoon in much deserved nap mode today. We had, it seems, grossed over $6500.00 for comparative oncology awareness and research with yesterday's 2MillionDogs Puppy Up Walk to end cancer. In great part it was through the contributions of wonderful caring humans who are committed to stopping the horrors of the monster. The White Dog Army is especially indebted to our blog Family for its support in every way imaginable...including your donations. We believe we did you proud on Sunday but we will let the photos of the next few days help you decide...THANK YOU, we felt you all at our side!

Steve and Siku Marie greeting the crowd.

The Honor Guard from Kirtland Air Force Base. A special moment: When the singer who was to also perform the national anthem failed to show, the woman in shorts volunteered to sing in her place. She was there for the Walk, with her dog, and just stepped up to the plate as happenstance. Her voice as she sang a capella sailed beautifully over the Park and touched the crowd more than any professional could have. The best part, SHE won the Random Grand Prize of a year's free Premium Dog Kibble from Petcurian; great news for her since we additionally found out that she was a multiple rescue foster parent.

The Tribute Wall and Memorial

Others brought photos and stories to add to the Wall, remembering Warriors, human and canine, who fought and lost as well as those who walked with us from a distance on Sunday.Set off from the main area, under a giant cottonwood, the Memory Wall was a focus as nearly everyone visited and spent a few moments in quiet reflection reading stories, remembering faces, remembering the reason we Walk. It was moving to observe.

The tributes drove home the fact that


Mack said...

You guys are so awesome! We are so proud to have you as pals!!


Kari in Vegas said...

what an amazing event!


Random Felines said...

We are so proud of all the hard work you did to pull this event off!! What a great result....

And kudos to the singing lady...karma paid off in that case. :)

nancyturtle said...

I'm so happy for you all!

meowmeowmans said...

Yay! We're so happy the event went so well, and that is was so successful. Believe us, you and the WDA *always* do us proud. We are so thankful for you, your friendship, and for the wonderful part you play in our community. :)

The Thundering Herd said...

The national anthem story is a perfect example that the best moments are often the unplanned ones.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Awesome, great success!!! And yes, a very well-deserved nap or two are in order. Congratulations on your success after so much planning and hard work. What a very nice lady to help with the anthem - we are so happy she won too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Ginger Jasper said...

we were so happy to help in small way and so proud to be friends of such awesome woofies and people.. Superb day.. I saw our photo with grandma and grandad on your wall and felt a pang.. Much love GJ xxx

Brian said...

Congratulations! The is one super job!!!

Bailey Be Good! said...

That's just amazing! You guys rock!

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Amber DaWeenie said...

You guys are terrific....

Hey.....we see our Tucker's picture there on the wall!!!


Stella said...

What a terrific and impressive amount you all took in for your Cancer causes.

We are very proud of you in all the work you did and the results you achieved.

Stella, Jo and Zkhat

24 Paws of Love said...

What a beautiful movement that will change so many lives because of your strength, courage and belief.

A play bow for all of you and your hard work and dedication.

Now enjoy that well deserved nap!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a job well done!
Now it is time for you to enjoy your nap!
You guys ROCK!

FiveSibesMom said...

What a touching post. What an awesome job you did! Big Husky hugs and pets from us to you!

Mr. Pip said...

What an amazing day! We are SO PROUD of you! I am glad we could be part of it in a small way - thanks for including my feline siblings on the tribute wall.

Your pal, Pip

Sagira said...

Aww...this one made mom cry seeing Samick on the wall. Thank you so much! Means SO much to us.

The Bleu said...

You certainly DID DO us all PROUD! And from the bottom of all of our hearts, thank you so much!

What an awesome day and a success from every aspect!

Our two regrets are that The Luke and I couldn't be there with you. Thank you for representing us so well!

with love from the Bleu