RSPCA Million Paws Walk

last weekend we ditched our sunday morning sleep in to join thousands of others (2 legged & 4 legged alike!) at the RSPCA Million Paws Walk. it’s an annual event held Australia wide & we’ve been meaning to sign up for the past few years, so this year we finally looked up our local event, registered & wandered on over to Albert Park Lake with our little fur-baby.
kerouac can sometimes be a little on the grumpy side (when it comes to small fluffy dogs that is. she loves humans! pretty sure she thinks she is human!) so we had high hopes that she would behave herself for this very doggy outing – & she definitely didn’t disappoint!
i’m actually not sure how she managed to be so calm considering the monstrous crowd – i guess she was just overwhelmed with all the sights, smells & pups! the race began while we were still making our way to the starting line!
and they’re off
look at that huge grin!
the long trail of pups & people stretched half way around the lake – such a sight to see!
my two favourites keeping the pace
at the water station – refuelling
and here’s a pic of me looking ridiculously tired (can i add that this was pre-caffiene & well into our second hour of walking? haha)
the RSPCA did such a brilliant job – the Million Paws Walk was a total success raising over half a million dollars in Victoria alone! all three of us had a blast & although we humans were pooped, pups seemed to be on some sort of a high! so much for tuckering her out! haha
Make sure you check out their website & sign up yourself – it really is such a great cause!


2013 is here

day one of 365 project

hello 2013!
i had grand plans that my ‘first day of january post’ would be a mass recap of december and the madness that was the holiday season…but instead, our darling pup Kerouac decided to go missing for an hour.

i was a wreck. beyond a wreck.
i didn’t know what to do, & all i could think was “oh my god, i just took her collar off so she has no id on her!”
it was one of the most frightening things that has ever happened (hah – i could say this year, seeing as it’s only one day so far!) & i’m just so so thankful to the sweet family that found her, bought a lead so she wouldn’t run off & tried to locate us. we just happened to walk past them whilst frantically searching.
timing really is everything.

so thank you kind family – i am so very grateful.
thank you 2013 for not totally fraying my nerves πŸ˜‰

here’s to a new year full of endless possibilities & new beginnings
(and to a pup that doesn’t do a disappearing act again! the story of how she got onto the street to begin with is the most ridiculous tale ever. seriously! still in shock)

oh, and i’ve decided to participate in project 365 this year. i started one a few years ago, but i soon fell off track with it. instagram means that i usually end up taking a photo a day as it is anyway, so i figured i would combine all forms of media and see how i go! I also purchased a hardcover 365 journal, so i’m planning on printing out my photos & filling out little captions along the journey.
anyone else doing project 365? feel free to share your links in the comments below πŸ™‚

happy new year everybody
lots of love, health & happiness for the coming year