Sunday, October 28, 2012


We started out the day at the Coast to Coast Bully Walk - Oakland Edition.

Look who we spotted in the car next to'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.

Motlie's turn!

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?


  1. It looks like you had a fun time! Marlie's getting so big. I like her halter!

  2. Norman seems like such a perfect ambassador! Looks like a good time :)

  3. It looks like you guys really celebrated with the walk, a dog friendly meal, and a trip to the Howl-o-Ween event! Lucky dogs!

    We walked in Portland for the Coast to Coast Bully Walk and had a blast! There were tons of dogs and quite a few people came out of their houses to check out our little parade. Too bad it was raining A LOT so I don't think as many people were outside as there may have been on a more fair weather day. But, it was still a lot of fun!

    I can't wait to find out next year if you decide to put together that pairs costume for a contest =)

    1. Ya, for as awesome as the weather is in the bay area, I think it falls short when it comes to fun events. Imagine if ALL the pit bulls in oakland came out for the bully walk! I bet Athena was a big hit at your walk:D

  4. Love those pics! I'm so envious of those of you who live in places where you can get that many block heads together. We celebrated the day "apart" as I was at an outreach event with a non pit bull and Ray held down the fort. He's a generous little guy when he absolutely has no choice in the matter.

  5. Wow, looks like it was a very fun time!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  6. I love Motlie cameos. Sooo pretty! What a fun event and sooo many gorgeous dogs. My dogs behavior in public is not always ambassadog to the extreme, they do much better with little encounters like new neigbhors or friends but one day I hope we can share success like this! :)

    1. Motlie is such a doll...I love her face and the dogs are so happy when they get together:D

      The first time I took Kaya to an outdoor festival she whined, moaned and groaned so loud that it sounded like I was killing her and everyone was staring at us:( I swore off taking her anywhere like that again, but of course I usually do take her and she's gotten much better.

  7. What a fun day! We organized a bully walk in the morning and then chilled at home the rest of the afternoon. :)

  8. Wow, what a busy day! We were pretty tired after the morning pittie walk and spent the afternoon at home like the folks at Our Waldo Bungie.