Sunday, August 4, 2013

Footsteps for Figo

On Saturday the Stump Kids, Matt, 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:

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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.)

Of course you can't see Dally, who's bringing up the rear.

Near the end of the (muggy) walk, Dally decided she needed a break.

Smile for the camera, girls!!

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