Friday, September 9, 2011

It's Waddle Time

We have been total slackers on our fund raising this year for the 2011 Illinois Basset Waddle.  We have got to get busy and raise some funds for the homeless basset hounds.  Every year Guardian Angel Basset Rescue holds the Illinois Basset Waddle in Dwight, Illinois.  This consists of two days of fun activities for bassets and their humans September 17-18, 2011

Saturday is a day of fun filled events with games, basset races, basset socialization as there are about 200 bassets that are allowed off leash in the GABR Park for the day.  Then on Sunday we have costume contests, wagon contests and then we Waddle.  The bassets will lead the the Dwight Harvest Day parade off with about 1,000+ bassets waddling the streets of Dwight.  All in all the actual parade route is about 10 blocks, but the bassets actually have to walk about 5 blocks to their starting point, and then if they have it in them they walk back to the GABR Park.  Well we have done that in the past and have found out that is just a little much for them little legs to handle.  For the last 2 years know we have opt to get on the "Poop" out wagon for a ride back to the GABR park.  We really don't consider ourselves "Poop-Outs" because we actually made it the total distance, we are only getting on this wagon for our humans sake.

We also understand how tight things are for some people this year and fully understand.  We just wanted to bring this wonderful event to your attention in case you have a $1.00 or $2.00 to spare and want to help a "Homeless Basset Hound" out.  This organization is near and dear to our hearts as our human transports for them.  She goes and picks them poor babies up and brings them for vet care or to their foster homes.  She has even participated in a few transports where she was actually delivering the basset to their fur-ever home.  She really likes those trips and are very near and dear to hear heart.  We always blog about our transports and I would say that 90% of the ones we have assisted with this year have been adopted.

Here are a few links to last year's blog posts
Friday - Setup Day Waddle 2010 
Saturday Bash Waddle 2010 
Sunday Basset Waddle 2010 

Here is a short slide show we created to show some pictures from the previous waddles.
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Here is a link to our fund raising page if you want to help The HoundDogs out or you can also find our fund raising link on our sidebar.

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1 comment:

  1. I hope you have great fun at the Waddle! We're going to Mayesville, IA on the same day for my adoption group's reunion. It's always great fun to see other hounds of your own tribe!



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