It's hard to believe that the countdown to the Texarkana event is now measured in hours! Luke and The Boys, along with Lori and Silas — Murphy's foster family — are in the Texarkana area tonight gearing up for all of tomorrow's festivities. (Well, Luke, Lori, and Silas are gearing up. Dollars to dog cookies, Murphy and Hudson are snoozing somewhere.) Malea, the Director "extraordinaire" of the 2 Dogs 2000 Miles Foundation, is en-route to meet up with them. And we hear the Bare Naked Family (see their story in an earlier blog) will also be there. If you’re coming to the festivities, make sure you stop by and visit them as well. BNF continues to be a huge champion of both Luke and his mission, and we thank them for their continued support and for making the trip to share in this momentous occasion.
Remember, the border crossing party is Saturday, June 7th, 10 A.M.. Main Street Texarkana and the City of Texarkana, Texas, Parks and Recreation Department plan to welcome the group to Texarkana at KIDTOPIA Park at the corner of Elm and Broad Streets on the Texas side of Texarkana. In the June 5th edition of the Texarkana Gazette, Scott Lawrence, Main Street Texarkana executive director, said. “We realized it was going to be a big border crossing, so we wanted to make something kind of big of it. People can bring a picnic lunch to the park and maybe some goodies for the dogs.” So bring your pic-a-nic baskets, plenty of water, and a treat or two for Murphy and Hudson. And don’t forget your cameras!
What about those who can’t be there in person? You can still be part of the festivities via cyberspace. Check out the 2dogs2000miles Forum throughout the day Saturday (http://forums.delphiforums.com/2dogs2000miles) to share in any virtual partying that might be going on. Feel free to raise a cyber toast to the Big Guy, to our wounded trooper Murphy, to everyone's trusty sidekick Hudson, and to all who have made the hike across Texas a reality.
And don't forget to wear your puppy up! wristband all day. It's yet another great way to tap into the positive energy that will be flowing from across the country. What? You don’t have a puppy up! wristband yet? Well, cruise on over to our website at: http://www.2dogs2000miles.org/ and get one for yourself, one for a friend, a few for Aunt Bessie (you know she’ll lose at least one), four for your favorite dog – well, you get the idea!
Thank you Texas and all the people who got us here! Ready or not, Arkansas, here we come!
Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music. puppy up, everyone!
Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music. — (Three Dog Night) (Who else!?)
puppy up, everyone!