Before We Get Started
The puppies and I watched Game #6 of the NBA Finals and they were just as excited as the rest of the house to see the Golden State Warriors break a 40 year drought since their last NBA title. I was cheering, the puppies were barking. I'm telling you, it was pandemonium. I can't imagine how excited they'll be if the Cal Bears ever win the Pac-12 Championship. It will happen...someday.
Speaking of Puppies
You know what else gets them excited, well, besides food, is when they hear that someone has made a donation to help fight blood cancers. Since the last email, I received at least seven requests for puppy pictures. That is, if you make a donation, I will send you a personalized picture with one of the puppies. For those that have donated, the pictures will be on their way soon. Poor little Rudi, the smaller puppy, has to have eye surgery and we were hoping to get his picture after the surgery. You don't really want a picture of a puppy with a weepy eye? I didn't think so.
Here's poor little Rudi. He goes in for surgery next Monday. He was all tired out from celebrating the Warriors victory that Tracy had to carry him to bed.
|Little Big Dog - Rudi|
As I said in the last message, our puppies are spokesdogs for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and they're helping in the fundraising efforts. The hope is that as they get older they can be therapy dogs and they'll be even more supportive of the cause. If you want your own puppy picture, all you have to do is make a donation to the cause. You can do that here.
So How's the Training Going
If you may recall, I am tying my fundraising to my training goals. We're training to do a 200 mile ride from Seattle to Vancouver, Canada. We've really stepped up our training. A week ago Saturday we completed a 100 mile training ride. This is quite a painful distance as it was both hot and windy. Now we will be doing training rides on Saturday and Sunday. So the distances are increasing and we're going two
days in a row each weekend. On top of that, it's starting to get quite warm during the day. While you are relaxing in your backyard sipping Pina Coladas think of our team suffering in the heat while raising money and awareness to fight blood cancers. Wish us luck!
|Rudi says "Please donate"|
If you want to get in on the puppy picture action before the puppies become famous, just go to this link and make a donation to support the cause
Thank you again for reading.