Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

Doggy Dash and Dawdle '04

I had a dream on Saturday night that I was dog sitting. The dog hopped up on the bed with me and proceeded to pee on my foot. I then noticed that he had peed all over the bedroom. I woke up and realized that I had better damn well have a handler for the next day's fursuiting event. No local furs had responded to my 11th hour plea, but fortunately my mundane friend Gary was available to help.

Doggy Dash is the Animal Humane's big fundraising event for the year. It is a competitive run or a friendly walk with the entry fee benefiting the Humane Asooc. I suited the event last year in an impromptu suit of a cheap dog mask and an old bear suit. Even though it would have been laughed out of a furry convention, people seemed to like it. A picture even appeared in this year's mailing. This year with Zunipup, the people loved it. I suited for a little over 2 hours. I posed for pictures and had a fun time interacting with all of the dogs. I've said this before but it bears repeating. Interacting with dogs is a whole new experience from acting with kids. Fortunately most of the dogs were very well behaved. I almost had my dream come true. I noticed a dog getting right up against my leg. I pulled my paw away just as he started to take a leak. Great. If one dog had marked me I can just imagine what would have happened as a few dozen other dogs would then try to mark their territory.

I did have a precious moment with a little girl right before I called it quits. She was mimicking everything I did. We played peek-a-boo for awhile. She was smiling and laughing. I took a few steps towards her and she ran in back of her mom. No matter how much we coaxed, she wouldn't come over. So I gave up and continued to play our little game. She went back to all smiles and giggles. That was good enough for me.

And now......PICTURES!

Here's me with local weatherman Steve Stucker who is a big advocate for animal groups.

A bulldog getting a little too friendly with Zuni


I wasn't the only suiter, but I sure as heck was cuter

Chicks dig a guy in a dogsuit

Ignore my sister. I don't know what the heck she's doing!

Zunipup gets challenged!


Oh, and by the way, you might enjoy today's Pearls Before Swine . It's kinda mascot related.
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