You may be wondering how a naked cat registers for something like this? It is easy. You just need a name, address and human to fill out the forms . I registered under the first name "Nofuratu" and the last name "Thenakedcat".
I raised at total of $200 in pledges! How did I raise so much? My advice is to look cute and ask for real money, not cat treats. Here I am posing with my entry number in my stroller. Because I am so bundled up, it is difficult to see my pink cordoroy coat with faux fur trimmed hood. I decided to travel with my Pink Panther doll for good luck.
Many people tell me I look just like the Pink Panther! I agree we are both very handsome. Sometimes when I am slinking about I hear the Pink Panther theme song. At first I thought it was just playing in my head, but my people say they hear it too! Perhaps I will write to the Pink Panther some day and offer to be his stunt or body double......when I am not so busy with my own adventures.
Speaking of strollers.....this is how I looked in it before we had to travel 5 km in the pouring rain. My people did a fabulous job pinking it up for me.
Pinkaboo! Here is a rear view where you can see a little of my fur trim hood. My vehicle even has a back window so I can make sure I know who is pushing me around. It is also useful for ordering drive through snacks!
Here I am with three of my people as the walk begins. I wanted to run the whole 5km but my people are not as athletic as I, so despite my months of training, we had to walk.
This is us about a kilometer in. If you look way back into the horizon you can see all the heads of the 1700 other participants.
The next 4km took place on a mud path through the woods! We got to appreciate the beautiful autumn leaves and listen to the gurgling stream.
Despite the very bumpy ride, and my people's ridiculously inept driving, I was still able to doze off. If you look closely and concentrate you can see my wrinkled head and left ear snuggling below my pink panther.
These are some gorgeous dogs I had the pleasure of meeting before the run began. It is hard to see me in my stroller because the windshield wipers are not working. Many dogs brought their people to the run this year! Dogs are very good at braving all sorts of bad weather.
Here are two more fashionable dogs I saw at the run. Abby, on the right, looks so happy about the rain she is smiling!
I would like to thank everyone who donated pledges and congratulate all the participants and survivors who ran this weekend! I give all of us 5 meows out of 5!
© 2009 Aislynne