Walk Your Paws

The Circle of Friends Humane Society always seems to have nice Fall weather for its annual Walk Your Paws event. It certainly did this morning. I think I heard correctly that about forty dogs (and their human companions) were signed up for today’s walk at Lincoln Drive Park in Grand Forks.

The University of North Dakota’s new president, Dr. Robert Kelley, the Grand Forks Herald’s old columnist, Ryan Bakken, and I had a good time judging the doggy contestants in the pet parade which included "cutest," "look-alike," "best costume" and "best trick" categories.

It’s funny but the animals all seem to know they have to be on good behavior at the Walk Your Paws event. In over an hour I don’t think I heard so much as a bark out of any of the dogs–or Ryan for that matter.