Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall Fest 2014

Saturday was the special Fall Fest at our church.  We had a 5K run & 1 mile walk along with a chili cook off to raise money for our local veteran's nursing home.  Me and Stanley always go to this event to help out cuz it is such a good cause.  The big event started off with a 21 gun salute at the veteran's home.  Then everyone ran or walked to the church (where we were). I was trying to sell pumpkins.

Stanley sold pumpkins too.

Our furiends come too.  This is our furiend Stitch's sister but I forgot her name.

This is a new furiend.  He sure is handsome!  He ran the race.

Stanley was getting secret pets under the table.

There were also horse back rides (big horses).  This is just a little one going for a walk.

This was another new furiend.  He was very nice and had a great smile!  Of course our church is VERY dog furiendly since we get to go to church for "Paws In Pews".

Me and Stanley are kind of famous (not as famous as Goose cuz he's been there longer).  Lots of people like to pet us.

We like to be furiendly to every one!

We had a really good turn out!

Two veteran runners (Team Red, White 7 Blue) who carried flags.

Lots of people pawticipated!

Dad was in charge of the prizes and awards and mom was the announcer.  We had over $2,200 in donated prizes!

Of course Goose's mom was there too!

Mom thinks we might have had a record turn out!

The chili cookers gave samples of their chili and then the people "voted" by putting dollars in the pumpkin buckets.  Since all the money goes to the veterans, cheating (by loading extra money in the bucket) is encouraged.  

Stanley was talking to everybody.

We had such a good time!  We can't wait until next year so we can do it all over again!

Murphy & Stanley


Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

wow that looks like such good fun and an awesome way to raise money

Anonymous said...

how great that you raised so much wonga for your veterans nursing home. I would like to try your chili and yes, I would buy a pumpkin, a large one.... you wouldn't believe what pitiful pumpkin thingy my momma brought home... I hope no one has a pumpkin carving contest this year hahahaha

Molly The Wally said...

Pawsome event doods and we are so glad it went well. Great way to raise those green papers. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! What a great time for a good cause! Our John runs in marathons too. (That little white doggie with the pink polka dot collar almost looks like a squeaky toy!) Oh, and our Jessy has won prizes with her ox tail chili recipe. Yum.

Freya Rose Blossom said...

GREAT TIME ADD BY ALL, just wish someone had taken me.
Well done wiv the entertainment guys, it's no fun if peeps go on there own now is it ?
Luvs Cat Flap Cavalier X

Julie said...

Looks like a great day for a great cause
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD OMD What a GRAND GRAND GRAND thingy fur you Doods and your peeps to have done... We are so PROUD of you fur helping our VETERANS this way.
We see you also got some campaigning in there while you were at it. THAT was smart.
We just LOVE seeing GRRRREAT STUFFS like this... it is what makes BLOGVILLE so Special.

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

What a fab event!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Fabaroonies; you all did great and I am sure you were wizz at the pumpkin sales doods. So glad you met lots of folks, old furiends and new... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Madi and Mom said...

Out of all these gorgeous photos and fun all mom got was
"Hello my name is Murphy can I sniff your butt!!!" She cackled like a crazy woman.
What pretty weather you had too
Hugs madi your bfff

Shawn said...

My Goodness, from the looks of these beautiful pictures, it looks like you had a pawsome time!!
Winston, Chloe and Cecil

Poodle At Play said...

This looks like such a super fun event, wow!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Just BRILLIANT! What a great idea. Looks like EVERYONE and EVERYDOG was having a fantastic time. Hope you got LOADS of $ for the Veterans.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

So great you could help such an amazing cause!

Jans Funny Farm said...

So you know Goose. Or at least Goose's mom. Looks like everyone had a good time and the vets will benefit.

sprinkles said...

We just had our Fall Harvest Festival, but it was nothing like yours! I didn't go this year, but it was a lot of fun last year. Looks like y'alls had a great day

Whitley Westie said...

Looks like a lotta fun!

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a great day! Super bargain on those pumpkins! And for such a great cause
Mr Bailey & Hazel

KB Bear said...

I love the "pickup line" you use Murphy! That made me laugh out loud.

Millie and Walter said...

It looks like you all had a great time for a great cause.

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD...What a FUN day!!! New friends...Gooses Mama, we bet you slept really well last night!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Taffy said...

I know that you two probably sold out of pumpkins, you could probably sell a cat to a dog!

Duncan said...

Looks like you were having a blast!!!

M. K. Clinton said...

OMD!! You have a PAWS on PEWS where y'all get to go to church?!?! WOW! It looks like a fantastic time. I'm very impressed with the smooth line, "Can I smell your butt?" That is classic!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I wish I could have been there! It looked like lots of fun.
Wish I had a pumpkin!

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ..... that looks like a real fun day and you raised money for a good cause too. Doesn't get any better than that, aye?? I sure would like one of those pumpkins for halloween night. We don't have good lookin' pumpkins like that here. Mum likes Stitch's sister's pretty pink collar!!