Today, Alan and I volunteered at the Second Annual Run for Ike 5K, which raises fund for the Palm Springs Police Department’s K-9 unit. (Last year the race raised money to replace K-9 officer Ike, who died in the line of duty.) We had an excellent turnout, lots of runners, lots of dogs, lots of fun. The story in (mostly) pictures:
Lots of Dogs
Because the event was all about K-9s (and canines), runners were encouraged to bring their best friends.
Lots of People
We had a great turnout from the Palm Springs Police Department. In addition to the SWAT team, K-9 Unit, Police Chief, and Motorcycle Unit, several officers also ran in the race.
Lots of Fun
The race was again organized by Molly Thorpe (read here about the amazing accomplishments of this woman.). Almost single-handedly, she pulled together a group of sponsors and volunteers to create this event.
After the race, because we were less than a mile away, we went to Nature’s Cafe, the only vegetarian restaurant left in our desert area. I ordered a vegan tofu burrito and ate half of it in the car on the way home. It was very good. Nature’s Cafe, which is located inside a health food store, has great food and lots of vegan choices, but it’s a long drive from La Quinta (about 45 minutes with traffic), and not much ambiance. My burrito was good, though.
Finally, our day ended with the discovery that one of the feral cats in our neighborhood had abandoned the runt in her litter. That meant a trip to Petco to pick up some milk replacer. They were having an adoption day, and for the second time in one day I almost succumbed to the urge to take in another dog when I spotted a puppy that looked so much like Sassy that it brought tears to my eyes.
Well, the weekend is only half over and it’s been pretty busy so far. Tomorrow, Alan’s birthday and Mother’s Day will start with a long run and maybe some yoga. So, how is your weekend going?