Monday, October 14, 2013

Runnin and Chili

Hello Friends.

This past Saturday my MOM was busy with our 6th Annual George E. Wahlen Veterans Fun Run and Chili Cook Off.  It's a benefit to help us raise money for our local veteran's home.  And boy oh boy is it fun fun fun.  There is a 5K run and 1 mile walk that starts at the Veterans home and ends at my church.  Then at the church there are lots of peeps who have cooked all kinds of chili and other peeps go around and taste each chili and then they vote with green papers who's the best.  Plus there is a huge bouncy house of the little ones, a pumpkin patch, horse rides and more.  So I had MOM put together a little video of some of the fun that was had.  You will notice some familiar faces.  And you will notice this is a dog friendly event, there were even dogs that ran the race!  The only thing us doggies could not do was get in the bounce house.  Hummm I wonder why.  Anyway enjoy the video.

We did raise lots of green papers for our wonderful veterans.  It will go into their activity fund where they can now go fishing, takes trips, do gardening, visit all kinds of places that charge a fee and so so much more.  Last year their was enough money left over that the activity director was able to buy each Veteran a very cool polo shirt with their military insignia embroidered on it!  Have you thanked a Veteran today?


  1. Sounds like an event we wouldn't mind attending
    Benny & Lily

  2. What a great post! We still don't understand why you weren't allowed in the bouncy house. It looks like so much fun! Heh-heh!

    Happy Tuesday! XOXO

  3. Sounds like tons o fun! I love all kinds of chili!

  4. What a great idea! R says he'll fly there for it next year if he can go in the bounce house!

  5. Hari Om
    YAAAYYY for the vets - I have a great fondness for our WW2 and Viet Nam veterans, so this was a lovely post for me to read. Well done on the fund raising. Hugs and Wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Oh Goose, we are so proud of you running for the veterans. Our daddy is a vet and we thank God for him and the others who have risked life and limb for our freedoms. Thanks you!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  7. VERY cool post!!! We just loved seeing all the activities!! We would have had a super fun time in that bouncy house!! We did see some familiar faces!! xo Chloe and LadyBug

  8. That is great that lots of green papers were raised and pawsome that the vets can take part in activities and visit places. Nice one. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. What a great day and a wonderful way to raise money.

  10. We are so glad that your church supported this cause. It looks like it was a lot of fun. Our world would be a worse place without our veterans. Lee and Phod - proud of their veteran uncle

  11. fun plus doing good, can't get any better and of course all those beautiful canines.. woo hoo love their sweet faces....

  12. Goose,

    Goose you do many exciting things around your city and mountains, I think you deserve a key to the city. We Thank the Veterans here is Seattle. My Dad goes to the hospital to see his dr, He shakes their hand in the hallways. My dad was a drill sergeant in TX.

  13. Sounds like a super fun day!

    Your pal, Pip

  14. THIS was a MARVELOUS event fur the Veterans... Our dad is a Viet Nam Vet and WE thank him EVERY DAY.
    We suppose they had hear what happened to the FURST Bounce House that we had in Blogville... So many BOUNCES... soooooo MUCH PEE.

  15. What a wonderful event!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  16. What a cool event! I bet we'd rock the bounce house, but we'd probably have to wear little paw covers like Sugar does to keep our claws from making it a Sinking House instead!

  17. Love the idea that paws were welcome, and why not indeed.... maybe next year you can have your very own bouncy pad with all the extra's a cookie for all that take the plunge.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom, the cat flap cavalier X

  18. Oh how FABulous Goose!! Looks like everyone had a great time, and lots of monies were raised too!!! I'm sure all the vets just LOVED theirs new shirts!!
    Thanks for doin' that guys...
    Ruby ♥

  19. Hey Goose!
    Wow, I gotta thank my Dad today, thanks for reminding me! What a great thing to do and we should all love our vets. Looks like a ton of fun and my Mom would have enjoyed the horses!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  20. Yup, that sure was a great event to raise green papers! We were surprised to see all the doggies this year! Me and Stanley had a wonderful time too. Maybe next year we can sneak into the bounce house!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  21. What a marvelous event! Gratitude for all you do and our wonderful veterans.

  22. What a fabulous event. The clock tower is very cool. So did the doggies get to taste any chili? lol

  23. Oh, yes, Mr. Goose! I thank a Veteran every time I lick my daddy's nose!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  24. Hi Y'all!

    Oh Veterans are very special in this family. We are so glad your gala was such a fund raising success!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog