Today was another fundraiser for OccuPaws. Being involved with a non-profit, one quickly learns that Raising Money is almost as important as Raising Puppies. Today was the "Hogs for Guide Dogs" event. Motorcycle enthusiasts show their support for guide dogs while spending a beautiful day on their cycles.
Monte is the most vocal dog in the world; he continues to cry when he doesn't get his way. Therefore, it was quite appropriate that Monte spent the day at the first checkpoint, Wollersheim Winery.
Never failing to disappoint, our puppy was whining before we left the start line. He wanted to play with our newest puppy, Faith. Hopefully it is not a learned behavior because she was crying because she couldn't play with Monte.
Once at our destination for the day, Monte settled in. That is until meeting the first group of riders. He feeds off the energy of others and quickly matched their enthusiasm - wiggling and licking, with a few nibbles.
After greeting all the riders and answering all their questions, we returned to home base. With many more opportunities to meet and greet, Monte found a perfect match. It was mutual attraction. Both calm and relaxed, they traded pets and licks. Monte ended up resting his head on the boy's leg while getting an ear rub.
Monte behaved perfectly, proving once again that "A tired dog is a good dog."