Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Inception of the Dog Run: Summer 2006





On a hot day in summer, with rakes, shovels, gloves, garbage bags and a great big pile of woodchips (and an iced cooler of cold sodas), a couple of dedicated volunteers went to work to create a dog run out of an abandoned CalTrans space underneath the University Avenue overpass. After hours of clearing away debris and replacing it with the soft woodchips, the dog run was born. Jabali brought out Cookie to initiate it, and initiate it, she did (see action photos above taken by former BACS photographer Rob). Thank you, Rachel for the idea. Thank you BACS for agreeing to it. Thank you to Amelia and my fellow volunteers for making it a reality on that hot day in 2006. It is because of all of you that the dogs now have a place to get to know one another; to rough-house and play; to run with abandon, unleashed; and to get a respite from the noisy shelter on a rainy day.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Yes, yes, it was a glorious day when Cookie dashed around the dog run with such doggie glee. Moments like that are so rewarding and are what keep me coming back to volunteer. It was also very positive to be part of a volunteer crew that was so friendly and intent on getting the job done!

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