Weekends in review

We’ve have some fun weekends around here! Wanna see what we we’ve been up to?  Well two weekends ago Chocko was busy on Saturday cheering on the runners in the Baltimore Marathon (and half marathon, and the relay too) with his gal Chloe.

The Elite ladies!

Then on Sunday he got to attend the Purple Stride event to raise funds to fight Pancreatic Cancer.  He got to ride up and hang out with his buddy Tyson during the event.  And meet lots of people too!

On our way to Purple stride!

Tyson’s butt is the perfect pillow

They wore their purple with pride!  

He got some good snuggles in with his mama on this beautiful day – and got a ton of play time in with Tyson in the grass.

Sounds like a fun weekend right?  Well that was just the warm up!  This past weekend was Barcstoberfest (check out our visit from last year) and Chocko signed up and finished his first 5k to benefit BARCS – the shelter he was sprung from!  It was the inaugural 5k.  Chocko even got his own bib 🙂

Ready to do this!

He ran with a new friend, Julius (available for adoption through Mid Atlantic Bully Buddies) who would make someone a fabulous running partner!

I was so proud of him!  He did so good running with tons of dogs and was such a great ambassador for his breed at busy Barcstoberfest.  

I wasn’t the only one who was proud…he got some post-race love from his girlfriend Molly who came to cheer him on.

Kisses, followed by long naps!

Busy boy right?  We’re exhausted!  Don’t worry, he’ll nap enough this week for the both of us.  I just love fall, there are so many fun things going on and the weather has been per.fect.  I hope everyone is enjoying October!  Anyone doing anything fun with their pooches recently?!

Chocko is officially a superbassador for Stubby Dog

We could barely contain our excitement, and the difficulty not to announce this to you all until today!  Boy was that tough.  So now we are officially introducing, Chocko the Super-bassador, part of the Stubby Dog Superhero Team!

It was about a month ago when we found out and it was published on Stubbydog.org.  Here we are, for your confirmation:  Official StubbyDog Superhero Squad!  So what exactly is the Stubby Dog Superhero Team?  It’s a team of amazing dogs from across the country, with a few common goals.  Below is taken from StubbyDog.org:

“Superhero, Superhero in Training or Super-bassador: each role plays an extremely important part in the StubbyDog super community.

Together this “super” community is on a mission, specifically to:
Place 5,000 dogs in need of good homes
Reach 25,000 different media outlets
Educate 100,000 on responsible dog guardianship
Inspire 1,000,000 “rediscoveries”
… and motivate an infinite number of smiles!

Our goal is simple: for people to no longer view pit bulls as a special category of dog – but, instead, as individual dogs. ”  stubbydog.org

I love the goal!  It’s so simple, right?  I mean a dog is a dog is a dog, but with the program, not only are all these pitbulls dogs, they are superheros!

There are 3 categories.  Superheros – extraordinary therapy dogs spreading good cheer and love with big pittie smiles

Superheros in training – Like the elite squad, but just awaiting their certification or a bit more training,

and Superbassadors – super passionate and super motivated advocates dedicated to spreading good pitbull cheer!

Now this boy of ours, who we adopted only 12 weeks ago, should be very proud of himself!  He is certainly my partner in crusading around to advocate and help change the minds of people every day.  I also have some very ambitious goals for him in the next year… I won’t share those with you yet, but it seems that being honored with the Superbassador-title is a great place to start!  I am very proud of him to say the least.

We’ve got some excellent events coming up that we are excited to attend and help spread the good word of the Stubby Dog Superhero mission!  If you’re in the area and want to come out and help support our efforts and meet Mr. Chocko, here’s his October line up of events:

BARCStoberfest 2011

All of the above events are dog friendly, so if your well-mannered pup is up for some fall fun (and it IS National Pitbull Awareness Month!) bring ’em on out!  And don’t worry, we’ll have the full report on all of those events, and of course there are some others in the works as well!

Happy Pitbull Awareness Month!

Love, Chocko and his support team. 🙂