Saturday, May 3, 2008

Walk for Animals

Today was the 34th annual Walk for Animals to benefit the Animal Humane Society. It's pretty much my favorite day of the year. I absolutely love the walk, the people/animal watching, the snacks, everything about it! You see every kind of pet you can think of, and several you wouldn't have guessed. I've seen dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, ponies, llamas, goats, alligators, hamsters, gerbils, snakes, even a goldfish...although I'm not sure the goldfish was enjoying the festivities in his jar. :) Truth be told, most of the cats I've seen don't seem to be enjoying themselves, either.

I was planning to do a video podcast today, and even bought the flip video specifically for that purpose, but poor planning on my part put the kibosh on that. I failed to bring back up batteries, and the ones the camera came with died. I only got as far as registration before the camera died. So my first attempt at a video podcast pretty much crashed and burned. Oh well, who would think I would succeed on my first attempt! I should have known that the batteries that electronics come with are always junk.

Today was supposed to be cold and freezing rain, but lucky for me, meteorologists are rarely accurate in their predictions! It was sunny and cool. The day started at about 42 degrees when we started walking, and by the time we left it was about 51, so all in all it was pretty nice. I was pretty cold, however. We brought our greyhound Sunshine and she did well, but by the end of the 5 miles, she was dragging. She slept the whole way home, and pretty much the rest of today.

When we got home, I was really tired and cold. I really couldn't seem to warm up, so I laid down in my bed with my jeans and my North Face Windwall polar fleece on, and curled up with my down comforter. I can never sleep with so much clothes on, especially jeans, but the next thing I knew, I was disoriented and confused 3 hours later. I took a really long, hard nap. The kind where you don't know if it's morning or night, and it takes you a while to wake up. I only got 4 hours of sleep last night, plus the 5 mile walk, so I was tired.

Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Yay for day 3 of my blog-a-day challenge!


Walt said...

Hmmmmm.... how convenient that the batteries would die just before you started consuming 142 donuts....

Fairy Princess Holly said...

Actually Walt, the camera's last footage was of the snack table! :)