Photos from Race for the Rescue

Today, Jackie, Margaret, and I went to Pasadena to Race for the Rescues, a 5K run/walk to benefit pet organizations. I’ve always been saddened by the number of pets out in the world who need loving homes, so it felt right to take this morning to do something positive for them. This race was nice because the entirety of our registration fees went to the organizations — thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time — and I donated a little besides. And so did Shra, who is awesome! (Shra, I was wishing you could have been there; you would have loved it.)

We had a great time at the race, and saw and petted many wonderful animals.

      

Check out the entire album of photos here.

Afterward, we had lunch in Old Town Pasadena and braved the crowds at the new H&M. We also found out too late that metered parking is not free on Sundays in Pasadena, so I’ll be sending $36 to the city soon. Sigh.

Good day, though.

[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com.]

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4 responses to “Photos from Race for the Rescue

  1. beautiful!

    hahahah i love the pic of you and jackie pretending to run. =) and the animals!! so cute! it looks like a gorgeous day and a wonderful event, and you ladies look refreshed and healthy and beautiful. =)

    • Re: beautiful!

      Thank you. 🙂

      It was a gorgeous day (fall leaves everywhere, and weather absolutely perfect for walking: sunny and bright, cool in the shade) and it really was a wonderful event. Good company, too, with Jackie and me walking out our Pilates soreness from the day before, and Margaret enjoying the day out post- post-call. And Jane Lynch is very cool, which I forgot to mention. She shot the starting gun (well, air horn) and helped emcee. IMDB her if you can’t remember who she is — my favorite role of hers so far was Steve Carell’s boss in 40 Year Old Virgin.

  2. So cute!

    I do wish I could have been there!! It looks like it was so much fun and I don’t know if i could have resisted from adopted a doggy. :] I’m so glad you went out and got some sun and air and exercise and had fun doing it! Good for you and jackie and margaret. 😀 If only they did it up here too!

    hugs,
    Shra

    • Re: So cute!

      Yiss yiss! You would really have loved it. Jackie and Margaret and I just wandered around and cooed over all the adorable pets. I don’t normally like dogs in sweaters but the Halloween costumes were just so cute. There was a very funny bulldog we saw early on that I didn’t get a picture of, but he was wearing a bumblebee costume with these wings that stuck straight out to the sides, and when he walked the wings moved with his sides, doop-doop doop-doop, the right one going up as the left one went down. I’ll have to demonstrate to you in person this weekend. 🙂

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