Saturday, May 3, 2008

Keegan's first Furry Scurry

Laura, Keegan and Adam having fun.
Rocky completes the obstacle course challenge! Proudly prancing.

Keegan gives Rocky a hug.

Adam, Laura, Keegan and Harley

Today was one of our favorite things we do together as a family and hopefully we started a new tradition that will include our great nephew Keegan.

One of my favorite charitable organizations(Denver Dumb Friends League) has an annual walk each year to raise money for their shelter. We have adopted several of our pets from this shelter. It is a wonderful event that we have been attending since 1988. It was originally called the Doggie Dash and had to be renamed to the Furry Scurry as some people felt other 4 legged animals were being discriminated against.

It was a beautiful sunny day today, I am sure they must have had a new record for attendance.

We walked with our two dogs, Harley, a Maltese and Rocky, a standard poodle. Rocky loves seeing all of the dogs. He is so excited and happy the entire time. Harley is a bit nervous around all of those bigger dogs, but he does fine.

Keegan had a great time, pointing out all of the dogs to us. He is such a joy to be around. Getting a hug from Keegan is the best therapy for those moments when I feel sad about Kelly.

Rocky even went and did the obstacle course they had set up after the two mile walk. He nailed the fifth challenge, which was to sit in a big blue box. He is an excellent sitter. It was funny to watch him do some of the more challenging stuff. He was very proud of himself after completing it the first time and went back and did it again.

We had a wonderful time as a family today. Some of my favorite memories with my kids when they were younger were at the Doggie Dash and the Furry Scurry. More great memories and now a special one with Keegan.

1 comment:

  1. Ross,

    I love to read your updates. What a wonderful,loving,caring,and inspirational person you are. We are really hoping to be able to make it to Colorado in the next year or so.

    God Bless,