Another fall weekend and another walk/run with dogs and their people. Walk ‘n Wag benefits the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.
Once more MrHoni is out and about photographing an event with lots of pups and people. This is my second year for this walk and run and it felt like there was a larger turnout than last year. Possibly the weather helped. Not to warm, good temp for being outdoors.
As always, I start with getting photos of the dogs and their people before the first event.
First up was the run. I found a nice spot where I snap snap snap to take a photo of everyone in the run. Its a bit crowded with so many participants
While the runners are out on the course, I wander about with the focus of photographing the dogs
As the runners get close to finishing I stake out a spot. Now everyone is spread out and I can isolate each runner with their dog. I wish I could have photographed everyone coming back but not everyone can run fast and I must move on to other areas.
Because of the drought, not much green out there. The lake is empty. Normally the reeds add some nice color.
While waiting for the start time of the walkers, I venture over to the kissing booth. Until much later, either there was no one kissing the puppies or the puppies where pooped out and taking a nap.
Time to photograph more dogs.
Watching the time, I go back to my spot for the start of the walkers.
While the walkers are heading out and away, its time to move back to the stage where awards are being presented for the runners. MC’s for Walk ‘n Wag are the lovely and talented Marla Davies and Jeff Pope of Mix 106.5.
Can’t keep Jeff and Marla away from snuggling with the puppy.
Time go back over to where I will photograph the walkers coming towards the end of the walk. Now I take concentrate on a wider angle of dogs with their people and then zoom in on the dogs.
Unfortunately as a pack of people and dogs come by I can’t get everyone and every dog.
As you can see with this one, the’ve congregated into pack.
Time to head over for the trick and costume contests.
Just two in the trick contest. The one on the left, she was telling the dog “bang bang bang bang bang bang….”, but her pup wasn’t in the mood to play dead.
Princess and the frog
And the winner…..Ride ’em Cowboy
Contest over, time to get a few more photos as people start to leave.
What do my eyes behold but bulldog in a pool or as the sign says drinking water!
And finally we end with the puppy kissing booth.