Happy Sunday Everyone!!
Well, this morning Domeek and I woke up super duper early, dragged ourselves to the car, and drove up to San Francisco's McLaren Park for the Million Dog March!!
We got there a half an hour before the event started...and there was already a crazy crowd!
My registration number was 749, so even though I haven't heard the final count, you can guess how many pups were there this morning!!
I took the opportunity to have a little meet and greet time with my fellow competitors before the "race" actually started!
Around ten o'clock, the Emcee announced that it was time to get up to the Start line...
The course was three miles long and consisted of gravel, cement, grass, steep hills, water, narrow trails, and lots of people and dogs to walk around! ;-)
This was the crowd ahead of us...
...and this was the crowd behind us!!
Since I'm not the greatest distance walker, Domeek and I were both a little worried that I might not be ecstatic with the terrain and length, but I am happy to state that I paced myself well, and stayed with the group the entire course!
Check out my twin!!!
It was only right before the last two turns that I started to slooooow down...I kept looking at Domeek hoping that she might pick me up, but she told me "Nope, we're almost there...you can do it!" So, I sucked it up and carried on!
Thank Dog...I made it!!!!!
One hour to the minute after starting the race, I was practically sprinting to the finish line! ;-)
After a long drink, a couple of treats from vendors, and a quick pee break...Domeek and I took one last photo and then headed over to Peet's for coffee, where I immediately fell asleep and power napped until we arrived back home!
It was an incredibly fun Sunday and, even if we didn't break the Guinness world record, it was still amazing to see all those dogs and their humans, getting along, and out together on a fantastic walk!
Hope that you all had a fabulous day too!!