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OK folks Blaze has a suggestion. He wants a TriPaw Special Olympics!
Blaze, Jag and were in the backyard this afternoon in a snow rain squall. I was planning to do a little agility training with Jag and his new panel jump. Had it set at 24 inches and had some yummy home made liver jerky treats. Of course Blaze was excited to be out in the yard. So I tried baiting Blaze to stay near me while I directed Jag over the jump. That little bugger Blaze said watch me mommy! I want to play too! He jumped that 24 inch jump!!!! Twice!!! He never jumped 24 inches when he had 4 legs!
Sorry pup, in the house you go. Can’t allow you to hurt yourself. But then it got me thinking…why not a special or para Olympics for tri paws?
mary and Blaze
Mary we so love that idea! I hope you don’t mind I moved your post here since it involves “celebrations”!
Doing something like this would be so pawesome. The issues we’ve encountered in organizing one is that where do you have it? It’s hard t get a critical mass going for one big event since we’re all so spread out, but just now Admin thought of an idea to have regional events, and then a national finals. Or, piggy back on top of another event, like the Wag-it Games in your area, which has a “Heart Dog” competition for specially abled pets.
It’s a daunting task to organize something like this but if you’re up to the challenge I say let’s make you the Project Manager! Contact Martha Lowe, our events manager, who is also Codie Rae’s Mom, you’ll find her listed as a member here, and see what you can do!
I was thinking of advertising it as a special event at our local Bark For Life event. I bring my agility equipment and raise money with agility try its and run throughs. I thought it could be a pre registered add on for any retired agility dog that battled cancer. Register for a run, earn a special survivors ribbon after running a modified course.
Just a thought.
22 February 2013
Just wanna say….YAAAAAAAAAY FOR BLAZE the mighty hurdle jumler!!
And Mary..WONDERFUL idea!!
Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!
18 October 2009
Whoa!!!! I am thrilled there is so much enthusiasm for this idea but I was just musing and thinking out loud! The most I can muster at this point in my life is to organize a special run thru in October at my local Bark For Life event since I bring an agility demonstration anyhow. I was thinking of retired agility dogs like Blaze who know the game and want to hop through a course with bars on the ground earning a survivors ribbon.
I encourage each of you to do something similar locally in your own communities. Base it on your talents and interests. Walk for Life is a american cancer society fund raising event nationwide. Our annual bark for life is a small thing that piggy backs on walk. Contact your local ACS to see how you can help and include your dogs. We have a special canine cancer survivor walk at ours. Reach out to local vets to find those tripaw parents.
oh gosh no problem! You know who would be good to talk to about doing one at your local event? Tracy Snow, Maggie’s Mom, who started the Heart Dogs program for former agility dogs.