Walk, Wag and Run event raises over $125,000 for the Humane Society of Huron Valley… local dogs appear unappreciative

My friend Melissa likes dogs more than people… She likes dogs so much, that, a few days ago, when you and I were still at home, in our warm beds, she was out running, raising money for the Humane Society of Huron Valley . (The event, I believe, was called “Walk, Wag and Run.”) I contributed an embarrassingly small sum of money to the cause, and, because of that, I just received a “thank you” video, which was shot by Melissa’s friend Vinnie. And, I thought that you might enjoy it as well.

I should probably mention that Melissa is also the woman responsible for the stroke-inducing header that you’re occasionally subjected to at the top of the page – the one with smoking cigar, the belly-dancing cat, and the swinging gold medallion.

Oh, and the Humane Society of Huron Valley raised over $125,000 from the event… If you’d like to add to that, you can do so here.

And, contrary to what you may have heard, I’m assured that Melissa neither vomited nor pooped her pants as she crossed the finish line. (That apparently didn’t happen until much later in the evening.)

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  1. Edward
    Posted May 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    If we didn’t feed them, they’d eat us. Dogs.

  2. Eel
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    I like the juxtaposition of the dog laying in bed, reading the New Yorker, and drinking coffee, while the owner runs her ass off to raise money for dogs. I think that kind of sums up the relationship us humans have with dogs.

  3. anonymous
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Every time I see that header I’m reminded of Robert Mitchum in Scrooged, when he has the idea of basing a television show around a detective who dangles string, thinking that cats would insist that their owners watch it.

  4. Dan
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    HSHV does great work. I’m glad they raised so much, and do so annually. FYI, the humane society of huron valley is not associated with the Michigan Humane Society, and does not receive any funding from them. So if you want to donate to local animal shelters, make sure to go through them directly.

  5. Mr. Y
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Why does the interviewer disguise his voice? Does he have a horrific speech impediment? Is he wanted by the mob? Is he a robot? Or, could it be possible that all three things are true?!

  6. Posted May 23, 2012 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    @MrY: The interviewer is actually deaf and doesn’t understand how words are supposed to sound. Obviously.

  7. Arturo
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Please don’t make fun of him. His throat was torn out by a dog, and he speaks through a small electronic box that sits precariously perched in his oozing neck hole.

  8. Posted May 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Arf!! Arf arf arf arf! Oh. I’ll talk People Talk now. I sure do appreciate the money that you all raised! Be sure to thank your friend Mr. Mark! My mom got me from the Humane Society back in 2001 and it was the best day of my life outside of–outside? outside? Did somebody say outside?!?!? Where was I? I love those nice people there who gave me food and a binkie and pets and cookies and–COOKIES?!?! Yes please I want a cookie oh yes I do! This is the best day ever.
    Love, Buddy

  9. Eel
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Translating jive, and pretending to post as a dog, all in the same day. Patti deserves some kind of recognition for her effort.

    And Vinnie is a robot. Melissa bought him at Bongs n’ Thongs. Here’s his picture.


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