Monday, May 3, 2010

Chicagoing: Miss M's Chicago Tribune Debut & Anti-Cruelty Society's Bark in the Park Fundraiser

Check out who made their debut in Sunday's Chicago Tribune! Here is Miss M. giving me a high-five during the Anti-Cruelty Society's Bark in the Park Fundraiser.
Notice Mr. B. also making a cameo in the corner with his signature profile look. We didn't even realize we were in the newspaper until our friends alerted us that we were nestled among other "related" stories of random attacks and drive-by shootings.
On Saturday we attended the Anti-Cruelty Society's annual Bark in the Park Fundraiser. The event gathers approximately 3, 500 people, with their pooches, to take a 3.2 mile walk along the Chicago lakefront.
It's fun to see all the different types of dogs. Some dogs were too tired to make it the whole way, so they were lucky enough to be pulled in carts.
Some pooches wore outfits, like this Cubs fan:
It was fun to walk along the lakefront:
Serious Mr. B even let loose a little to frolic among the native Chicago "flowers":
Here are E and Mr. B crossing the finish line. Afterwards they had a bunch of tents with information and samples for the pooches. We also attempted to beat a World's Record for the most pooches in a "down-stay" in one location.
It was a very family-friendly morning. On another part of the lake they were having Mayor Daley's Kids & Kites festival. They had all kinds of crazy big kites, people on stilts, and booths to make your own kite.
Miss M. mugging for the camera. All those little dots behind her are kites:
Despite fancying himself an athlete, Mr. B passed out in the car.And of course a 3 mile walk was way too much for Miss M. She became smooshy-faced in the car and slept the entire next day. Little did she know she was about to become a local newspaper celebrity....


Anonymous said...

Way to go Miss M! What a famous girl you have now! Hopefully it doesn't all go to her head!

Loved the basset with an outfit on. No way would my two stand a hat like that!

Sounds like a fun day!

Kari in Alaska said...

very cool :) we also have lots of the same native flowers!

Anonymous said...

Well, of COURSE Miss M was in the paper. I means, anybuddy who looks at her can see she's got STAR quality! It looks like everybuddy had such a Most Wonderful time!

Wiggles & Wags,

dw said...

So I hadn't made it all the way through yesterday's paper....saw your post and went to open it up and flip through, and low and behold, there's your picture!!!! :D Miss M. certainly is the celebrity (with poor Mr. B once again in the shadows). Sounds like you had a great time!!

Kate said...

That's so cool! You have celebrity dogs!

And completely off topic - are those easy walk harnesses? They look similar, but are a different color than the ones we have. Ours keep getting loose on the dogs so I'm not sure if we should try something else or if there's some way we can tighten them up. Just curious how other owners do it.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Well I'll be. Could we have your pawtograph?
Benny & Lily

Luci's Mama said...

very cool! sounds like you guys had an awesome weekend :) Don't forget to frame the picture!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that looks like a great event! I'm bummed that I have to miss my usual favorites this year (crazy work schedule). Very cute picture for the paper, btw.

brooke said...

Fun! Ms M you're famous!
I love her picture in the car after the days events! hehehe

Anonymous said...

Awesome! High Five to you, Ms. M (and to Mr. B, for not letting her steal ALL of the lime light!).

laura said...

Are we really surprised to see that Miss M made the paper? She's such a beauty and Mr B is so gracious to let her have center stage.
And I just love the smooshy face.

Dog Foster Mom said...

That is awesome - Miss M is FAMOUS! It's a great photo, and it's good that Mr. B got to be in the picture too. Maybe you can get some extra copies and have them autograph them for their fans?

Mack and Mia said...

That is so cool that Miss M was in the paper! She better not forget about the rest of us, you know?

Our city is doing a Bark in the Park this coming Saturday! I hope it's half as much fun as yours looked!

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

That looks like such an incredible day! Congrats on getting into that paper- that last "shmooshed" shot made me laugh :)

houndstooth said...

That looks like a great event! Yet again, I'm jealous! Miss M looks fabulous in the paper. Congrats to you guys!

the booker man said...

miss m and mr. b are famous now!! how cool is that? :)
i looove the last picture of miss m napping in the car! when i fall asleep like that my lip gets stuck up in my toothies. heehee.
the booker man

kissa-bull said...

oh my wordie
a weal life celebrity. can we get your pawtograph sealed wiff a smooch.
mommish sent your mommish a peemail ok?
your adventure looked so much furry fun we love when animal lovers unite.and when pibbles are in the news for good things. thanks for helping wiff our image miss m and mr b

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

parlance said...

Next thing I suppose she'll be pawing autographs.

Mary said...

Yay for a bully breed being positively represented in the Chicago Tribune! That's so awesome! Way to go, Miss M., for showing off your skills!

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