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Posted on 10/09/2013 5:39:53 PM PDT by digger48
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Did you hear the one about the dog who finished a half marathon?
It happened this weekend in Evansville.
That dog, Boogie, ran and completed the YMCA Half Marathon on Saturday morning. He met up with the runners just as the race started on Reitz Hill.
Evansville police say he's the world's first dog to complete a half marathon without assistance from a human. So, on Tuesday at the downtown YMCA, he was awarded a medal for his achievement.
When Boogie crossed the finish line, though, no one knew who he belonged to. Police sent out an alert and many people began posting about him on Facebook.
It was only after his owner noticed he was missing and went looking for him at the animal shelter, that he found out about Boogie's big accomplishment.
Boogie's going to be taking it easy for a while. There's no word if he'll run the race again next year.
Except 4 riding the Bike, they'd be great triathloners.
“Evansville police” are apparently way too smart to shoot a Lab.
Renews some of my faith in the world.
Most places the dog would have been seized, gassed, and the owner arrested for neglect.
(My Lab already like to (run) go skiing.)
An own bike is likely a winner too.
Or any edible food?
I also have a 1/2 Yellow Lab. She is quite photogenic, but as also half Chesapeake, less command compliant.
Good puppy. Anyone know what was his finish time? :-)
I have a 12 yr old chocolate lab. Sometimes she acts like a meth lab.
Sign him up for the 9K races.
I’ve always thought I’d like a lab (an “Old Yeller”) for a companion, but a coworker who is a dog fancier said they have oily coats that smell bad. Makes them good water dogs, but not pleasing to the olfactory sense. Is that true?
In my lifetime I have had a black lab and a chocolate lab. They reeked neither more nor less than any of our other dogs, which were heelers and dachshunds.
The one I inherited had such smelly ears I couldn’t say if the coat had an unpleasant odor. Poor girl. Heart of gold, though.
The only time I’ve noticed a significant bad smell is when they do the “roll in some other dog’s turd” deal, which is rare but does seem to happen randomly.
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