I'd like to suggest a worthwhile and fun event that was created to help homeless pets. There may be others, but, this is the largest walk for animals in the nation! If you come you can meet adoptable pets. You are likely to see just about every breed of dog under the sun. Some of them wear costumes. Dogs bring out the best in people. This is guaranteed fun! Staycations seem to be big when the economy is bad or people have financial limitations. Why not stay at home and enjoy this event?
Today, I have chosen to write about this annual fundraising event here in Denver. Every May they hold what is called the "Furry Scurry" in Washington Park which includes a two-mile walk around the park. This year it was held on May 2nd and they raised $925,000 to support our local animal shelter the Denver Dumb Friends League, a local non-profit. What a success! Note: By "dumb friends" they mean animals who can't speak for themselves. There were about 12,000 people and 5,000 dogs participating this year. The registration fee was $50 per person, but if you are just coming to watch, it is free. They have all kinds of vendors and food booths. Invite your family and friends and their pets and come and make a day of it. Don't forget the frisbie or toys.
I am going to show you some fun photos I took during the event this year. I hope they make you smile! Over time I will also feature some photos of the lovely flower gardens at Wash Park. This is a public park so its free to visit.
I think the Furry Scurry is one of the best attractions or events held in my hometown of Denver, Colorado. Please plan to come one year and support our furry friends at the Denver Dumb Friends League or DDFL. Also worth a visit year round is Washington Park, where the Scurry is hosted, which has two lakes, paddle boats and surrey bikes with the fringe on top to rent and beautiful flower beds. Bring your running shoes and a picnic. A great place to play year-round.