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Old 04-25-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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"Hogs For Guide Dogs" scavenger hunt, June 23rd - Middleton, WI

Occupaws, a non profit charitable organization that raises dogs to be fully trained and certified guide dogs for visually impaired Wisconsin residents at no cost (would otherwise cost someone upwards of $20,000) is having a motorcycle scavenger hunt on June 23rd starting at the Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton, WI.

Here is the event flyer: http://occupaws.org/forms/HogsforDogsFlyer2012.pdf

I did this ride last year with my girlfriend and we had a blast. There were a whole bunch of different raffle prizes and with the number of tickets we got from the correct answers on our scavenger hunt check list we came away with three awesome prizes, and pretty much everyone came away with something. But one of the best parts, other than the excellent riding outside the Madison area, is getting to meet a bunch of adorable lab puppies.

My girlfriend has been training one of their dogs (Howie, who some of you have met) for the last eight months and I've found Occupaws to be a great organization that really cares about their dogs and the people that receive them. Hopefully she'll have him with, I'm hoping they'll let us take him in the side car.

So I'm trying to spread the word for a worthy and fun event! Anyone and everyone is welcome. I hope to see you there. Lojack

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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This is Howie:





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Old 04-25-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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You would probably gain more interest in this if you had posted a picture of a dog that was at least a little bit on the cute side.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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C'mon Zora, you don't fool me!
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:37 PM   #5
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OMGZOCUTESQUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

I'll mark my calendar; hopefully I'll be in town.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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Now that is a cute dog!
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:16 AM   #7
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its a lab,, they were bred to be cute, and thats all.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #8
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These guys aren't just bread to be cute, afaik. They are donated by breeders and go through a battery of testing so they know they won't have any number of common health problems. They're Superdogs and just happen to be Super Cute!

Savoir-Faire, hope to see you threre. You too, n9udl. Lojack
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:02 AM   #9
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Lojack, LittleJohn does know better than that. He just plays dumb on the interwebz.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:15 AM   #10
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Gotcha, always hard to tell.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:27 PM   #11
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Oooo- On my calendar! Hope I get to be in town that weekend!
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #12
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Hey Mary, hope to see you there. You too, Little John. Lojack
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:29 PM   #13
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OK, thats 2 weeks after the R4R and 3 days after the wifes birthday, so we should be open,, at least we will make an honest try to make it over for it.

yes I know labs are bred for more than just to be cute, we are on our 4th one over a 20 year span. one was a drop out from a helper program. the stories I could tell! so yes I would like to be part of this.

Cooper is our current one, another chocolate. he plays his parts well, usually cute, farts on cue, is a closet vegitarian--eats any vegiaable he can find, and the thing he does best is what all labs do well ( besides put up birds) lives every day running around looking like"today is the best day EVER"!
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:24 AM   #14
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It would be nice to get a dropout since they should be pretty well trained to begin with. I think the ones that don't make it here go into other fields like for seizure and diabetes alert before going back to the breeders for going to a regular home. Not sure what the placement rate is, but I think there is a rather long wait list for "failed" dogs.

I got my first dog last summer from a shelter, an American Bulldog. He's a total sweetheart. My family raced sled dogs while I was growing up, it's surprising it took me fifteen years to get a dog of my own. My parents now have a British Lab. She's a hunting dog
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Just a reminder that next weekend is the scavenger hunt. I hope to see some of you there.
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