Footsteps for Figo


photo-5

On Saturday the Stump Kids, M, and I headed to Keeneland Race Course for a dog walk fundraiser sponsored/organized by the Bluegrass Barkery. Figo is a retired police K9 whose handler was ambushed and murdered earlier this year near Bardstown, Ky. His photo during Officer Ellis’s funeral was shared nationwide:

Figo

Figo has since been retired to live with the Ellis family. Footsteps for Figo was meant as a fun walk and fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds went to the family for Figo’s lifetime care. There was a silent auction and donations were accepted (no cost or registration for the walk). The weather was gorgeous and the turn out was great.

We walked with my friend Joy, her boyfriend Rick, and her dog Sasha. Rick was like our own paparazzo (he’s a professional photographer), so we had a weirdo following us taking photos the whole time. (Dally didn’t worry–she knows she’s fabulous.)

644217_10201108396023735_1329824564_n

Dally’s towards the back, as always.

Towards the end of the walk Dally decided she was worn out. We maybe walked a 3K, but it was pretty muggy that morning.

Towards the end of the walk Dally decided she was worn out. We maybe walked a 3K, but it was pretty muggy that morning.

Smile for the camera, girls!

Smile for the camera, girls!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s