|Look who we spotted in the car next to us...it's my brother & Motlie!|
It wasn't a huge event as this was their first year participating, but everyone had a blast and it was awesome of California Pit Bull Rescue to organize it!
|Ready to walk!|
Kaya stayed at home, she wasn't ready to get out of bed!
|Raider & Jada-Bear|
|Raider is not afraid to show off his tutu! Pumpkin & Duke dressed up too:) All 3 were up for adoption!|
We met a lot of really nice people and even got some random pit-bull walkers to join us:) We also reunited with some familiar faces from our hikes and dog park visits.
|Norman on the move, Bernie on the right|
I love the story of the dog in the above picture, Bernie. I met his owner when she very first adopted him at my dog park when Kaya was just a puppy. She told me that her kids had been wanting a dog forever and she agreed to adopt a dog. She had a medium, poodle-type dog in mind, but they walked out of the shelter with a pit bull. They love him to death and spoil him rotten. I remember being envious of his calm and sweet demeanor, hoping I could find Kaya a buddy just like him some day!
|We met Pumpkin(in the middle) on a hike last week, she was so sweet!|
|Gimme some luv.|
|This guy had his 8-week-old puppy, Milo, in a baby carrier so he could enjoy the walk too, Norman had to say hello.|
|Time for a break.|
|An attempted group photo.|
|We got these cool bumper stickers, plus some vegan cookies(for people) and doggie treats!|
After the bully walk I had to stop at home to get Kaya, then we were off to play at the park and then to Howl-o-Ween!
|Now Norman is ready for a nap, but Kaya is ready to go!|
|A beautiful day on the bay.|
|A new friend:)|
We had to decide between Howl-o-Ween and Barktoberfest and opted for Howl-o-Week with promises of a kick ass costume contest, booths and music. We showed up to find 2 booths of animals for adoption, both of which held multiple chihuahuas that lunged and yapped at our dogs as we walked by, a dj set-up with no music and not a costume in sight:/
|Howl-o-Ween was boooring! Boo:(|
We left quickly and scoped out a dog-friendly Thai restaurant so we could relax outside.
I'm not sure how much awareness we created, but we had a great day! Well, we did get one comment at Howl-o-Ween when all the little dogs were barking at us, someone remarked at how the 3 pit bulls were ignoring the crazy little ones:) Though next year, I have high hopes of finding a great costume contest and maybe joining in(I have an awesome idea for a pairs costume)!
What did you do to celebrate?