Saturday, December 12, 2009

eYewatch friday & jolly jaunt

hi every bloggie!
I'm doing all I can to get on Santa's good boy list... so last Saturday I enlisted mom in the 10K Jolly Jaunt Road Race to benefit the Special Olympics. She ended up raising $305! Wow Santa will be impressed.
Right in our city, the Special Olympics just opened a brand spanking new facility! It was quite impressive.

Look at all the Jolly Jaunt Special Olympic Reindeers gathered before the race. I don't know but they don't look too happy about running today.
The start line...all are merry right now.
We began the race by recanting the athletes' oath- ""Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." Since I couldn't run with mom... I was hoping she just finished.
And here is Marlboro's finest... killer boots man and always a DD- Dunkin Donuts coffee in hand.
Here we go.... race day 39 degrees.. a bit chilly but the snow sleet mess held off until the afternoon. Whew...
That's mom- all smiles the first mile. Marlboro is all hills.. and I mean HILLS.
Since it was a JOLLY Jaunt I let mom wear my bell. See it attached to her shoe!?? Take a listen.. the spirit of norwood jolly jaunts too.
There was a cute furry spectator.. I should've come. And the finish line 57:07 was mom's time. And If you don't know, the Special Olympics always throws a great party. A huge breakfast buffet followed the race: sausage, eggs, bacon, bagels, fruit,etc. Everyone put on their feedbag. What huh? no doggie bag? What's up with that

Okay... I think I'll make the good boy list now that WE raised money at the Jolly Jaunt.

And now for Friday's eYewatch
Check this out.. along my trail I was teased and taunted. A goose gang was messing with me. I had my eYe on them but didn't dare mess with that group.
Ridiculous! I'm trying to be good.


  1. I think woo are doing a fine job of being a good boy!


  2. we think you are a good boy too. It was very nice of your mum to run in all that coldness.
    your pals, Morgan & Maisie

  3. Hi Norwood!
    YOur mom did good going on that run. It was a pity you couldn't run too.

    Ruger & Neve

  4. Norwood, Be yourself! Nobody likes a candyass! Even santa. I'll bet Santa is a bit naughty himself!

    Tell your mom, great job on the run!
    woo hoo!
    wild dingo

  5. Hey, at least she wasn't running in Worcester. Some big honking hills there. Good job, mom. I bet they cleared out in front when they heard you jingling and and jangling. Likely thought it was Norwood sneaking up on them.


  6. Nice job, Norwood!!! 12 days to go? What else have you got in store for your mom?

  7. Santa knows you're trying Norwood and that counts:)
    your cat pal,

  8. Norwood, Santa will bring you bring you everything you want after that! We were so happy to read about the great effort your Mom put in and all the other runners as well to raise funds for Special Olympics.

    Special Olympics is very close to our hearts here - the NSLM is involved in a SO Equestrian Club and has also played in a SO Basketball Club. We cannot say enough about the very special people involved in SO and the wonderful support it provides to 'special' athletes. It is one organisation we very happily fundraise for.

    Very well done to your Mom and all the other runners. That is a great Special Olympics facility you have there.

    love and woofs

  9. Wow Norwood, I bet you are so PROUD of your Mom! are very wise not to mess with those geese! Have a GREAT weekend!
    love ya,

  10. Norwood I think that is a wonderful thing your mom did. It is a very worthwhile cause.
    Good that you were careful around those geese. They can be very much mean. Loved the pic.

  11. Excellent woos to your mom for the run. And do be careful around geese. They honk, hiss and run at you. Not that we turned tail. No, not us.

  12. Wowzers! Your mama is wonderful for running in the cold and raising such a hefty sum for a good cause! Congrats but sorry you didn't get to go! Oh and sorry those pesky geese gave you so much guff... er... honks, Norwood!
    Hugs xo

  13. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Norwood......
    Santa know you're a very very very good boy!!!!! ready to get tons of pressies!!!
    And sure your mommy had an exciting day running with other people!!!
    But it was very cold...poor mommy!!!!
    And it's been soooooooo bads you didn't run with her!!!!
    Next time ok???!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  14. Are you watching the geese? Or are the geese watching you?

  15. Bless your mom, Norwood! That breakie buffet sure sounds yummy!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  16. Great job, Norwood and Mom, and all for such a great cause. We finally got a DD close to home, but Mom says they have to do something about their decaf brew - too bitter.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  17. Congratulations to your Mom, Norwood!
    That goose gang!!! Very tempting, right??
    But I know you can be a good boy!
    Kisses and hugs

  18. Hiya Norwood - we think you'll be top of Santa's Good Boy list - you're doing a grand job! We think goodies galore are on their way to you for sure! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  19. Well done Mum :-)

    Yes geese are very stroppy ;-)

    Wizz :-)

  20. Great job Mom on the run!
    Great job Norwood on being a good boy!

  21. Nowwood
    I think you need not wowwy, you and youw Mom awe pawsitively on Santa's good list! That was pawsome!!!
    I wouldn't mess wif those guys eithew..just watch
    smoochie kisses

  22. We think you have made the good boy list fur sure!!!!


  23. What a great cause, you should be proud! Good call with those geese. :)

  24. Wow!!
    Norwood you must be very proud of your Mommy :-)
    (Sorry I am so late I have not much blogging the last days ;)

    About snow:
    I think its really easy and you think its not ...... LOL

    You need nothing to do with html
    NO nothing !!
    You pushed only on:

    "Add snow effect to your blogger blog"

    Then the pc ask your google account
    type it in (your goole account, and than the snow is on your blog,
    its sounds very simple but it is als simple hehehe....
    I hope you have snow today !!!

    greetings Anya :-)


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