Sophie and I would like to thank all of you for the very sweet birthday wishes you left for her 16th birthday! She had a wonderful day. She had quite a busy and fun week.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's K9 association has been sponsoring a 5k run/walk to raise money for the K9's after their retirement for the last three years. One of the beautiful dogs named Kaleo was stricken with cancer of the foot. His treatments were not covered by the county so they have to rely on donations. That was how the run/walk for Kaleo got started. His treatments were somewhere around $12,000. Luckily Kaleo was cured of his cancer without having to remove his foot. He had to retire though and is living a wonderful life with his handler Mark.
We decided to take Sophie with us for the 1 mile walk. We have a stroller for her but her Daddy held her the whole mile walk! I pushed the stroller which doubled as a walker! lol I'm pretty sure Sophie would have preferred being at home on her soft bed! She got a lot of attention though which she didn't mind at all. Most were surprised to hear she had just turned 16. I only saw one other dog there with bows. lol I thought I would share some of the pictures with you.
She's a Daddy's girl!
Maddie & Sophie
Lily & Sophie
Sophie giving Lily some love!
Brian and his girls!
Brian got to be the bad guy for a change during the K9 demonstration!
Brian waiting for the finishers!
Sophie is so spoiled she doesn't walk on a leash much...can you tell? lol
These dogs are so beautiful!
Come in and I'll show you inside the K9 office!
One of the deputies cut the K9 out of granite.
Inside the K9 office...my son is K91.
Some of their awards!
Some of the past and present K9's.
Hope you enjoyed your little tour of the K9 facility. I am proud to say I am the mom of two Sacramento County Sheriff Deputies! :)
Thanks for stopping by today and thanks again for all your birthday wishes for Sophie!
Have a great weekend everyone!