With Bark for Life nearly a week behind us, we can genuinely reflect on what a great day we had! It was the type of day us Michiganders dream about. Crisp air, blue skies, warm sunshine and not a snowflake in sight.
The day started off a little rough with Libby having a barking fit, but she quickly quieted down once she saw our friend and dog trainer, Julie. At first she was a little freaked out by all the other dogs. She warmed up immediately to our friend Kathleen from The Happy Hound dog walking service. We plan to use Happy Hound in the near future were geeked at the opportunity to meet ahead of time. Kathleen’s calm energy is ideal, we are so incredibly lucky to have found her services.
Once Libby realized the event was all about dogs and there were treats-a-plenty, she loosened up. Brenda, the chair of the event, gave a speech about cancer victims relying on their dogs for support, and sent us all out on a quick walk. The walk took us past the beautiful Sault Locks Park. There was even a water station on the loop where you could grab a cup of water for your pooch! You can see that Libby enjoyed the walk and liked having her picture taken with her friend Raven.
In total, Bark for Life of Chippewa County raised over $6,700! That is very impressive for a small community of our size. The two hour event was the perfect length for the dogs and I am excited to participate in future Barks. Until next year, keep your paws up for the cause!