Thursday, June 14, 2012

K9 Kamp: It's Really Over?

I seriously can't believe its been four weeks already!! Time flew by for K9 Kamp and we couldn't be more surprised.

For this week's challenge, Kamper's Choice, we choose to walk because we had a big event on Saturday. It was the Sacramento SPCA's 19th Annual Doggy Dash! Let me start off by saying we LOVE the Doggy Dash. It is by far our favorite doggy event we go to every summer. And the weather was perfect this year (especially since it was pouring rain last year)! The park they rent out is HUGE and there are thousands of dogs and their owners everywhere. But they are all so well behaved, we didn't see one dog fight the whole time.

We walked around the giant vendor area for a while and visited K9 Bodie, a local hero who was recently shot in action and is recovering nicely. Then it was time for our walk to start. We choose the 2K this year since it is our first year walking with Kita since she lost her vision. Also, she is getting older and don't want to strain her too much by doing the 5K. She did very well during this walk since it was much more crowded than the last walk we did. We tried to let her walk at first, but the initial starting area was very crowded so we carried her for a few minutes until everyone found their own pace and spaced out a bit. After that, she did really well. She is getting very good at listening to our voices to know where to walk and is learning her walking commands nicely (forward, stop, step, ect). Towards the end of the 2K, someone decided she had enough and plopped down in the middle of the walk so her daddy carried her the rest of the way. Then she wanted to walk around the park a bit more, we got her some yummy treats then we knew it was time to leave when she laid down in the grass and had to be carried back to the car!

The thing I loved most about K9 Kamp is that it helped me find new and fun ways to bond and play with Kita even when her vision is gone. Most people think a blind dog is no good, but we know better. She can do anything a 'normal' dog with vision can do, she just has to do it a little differently.


  1. Good Job on the Doggy Dash, Kita! Daisy's cousin is also a blind dog and we think she's amazing!!!

  2. The Doggy Dash sounds like a lot of fun! We saw a blind dog on the show Dogs in the City last night, the woman was carrying her pup around and not letting her do normal doggy things. Kita is a wonderful example of a blind dog who can do so many things, and you are a great pet parent! Thanks for kamping with us.
    Peggy, Kelly and Brooks

  3. Holy cow! 2K, that's awesome! Kita did awesome and just because she's blind, doesn't mean she can't have a little fun too. :) It's been fun kamping with you!
    Whirlwind of Surprises

  4. Kita is such a perfect spokesmodel for blind doggies! She's lucky to have such great people! Congrats on finishing K9 Kamp!!

  5. Thanks everyone! We are so happy to have such great support from the dog blogging community!