Monday, May 5, 2014

When Pigs Fly

This past weekend was a big weekend for my city, Cincinnati.  Why my city had visitors from every state and nineteen foreign countries.  They came to run the 16th Flying Pig Marathon.  Yep we let the Flying Pigs out to chase those runners.  First we put them in "Pig Pens" corrals.  Pig Pens are indicated on each participant’s race bib. When the race starts the runners have to run the 26.2 miles or else one of these Flying Pigs will tackle them and knock them to the ground.

It is not a pretty sight to see a runner go down.

But before the race on Sunday we had the 

Flying Fur Run on Saturday.  Yep that is my race. 
I started down by Great American Ball Park.  That is down by that round building you see on the left. 

The dogs run a two mile loop around the downtown and riverfront areas of Cincinnati and over the bridges of the Ohio River.  It was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. IAMS donates a 40 pound bag of food to shelter dogs at the Hamilton County SPCA for each dog registration.   WOW there were over 600 of us dogs.   
 So here are some pictures of us dogs who participated.
Yep I walked behind this Westie butt a long time.
I got to say Thank You Whitely Westie for the award on my sidebar.
And I am suppose to say what I am grateful for.  Well I am grateful for all these dogs out raising money for shelter dogs.  And for all you bloggers, my friends, who read this post.
Here I am heading for the first bridge.  I was still at the front of the pack.
 Yep there is the first bridge, Purple People Bridge.  I am going over the Ohio River to Kentucky.
Why I thought this dog was Frankie Furter.  I was screaming hi Frankie and he said buzz off you got the wrong dog.
These two were behind me and kept sniffing my butt to keep me going.
Why look at this pretty girl all dressed for the Flying Pig Race.
Now I thought this was Stella Rose but she set me straight right away.
Yep I am now in the middle of the pack.
We got to stop taking pictures so we can keep up.
Lookie that dog is wearing a tutu Bawheheheeee!
See the woman pointing I heard her calling there is a
Scottie.  Why she is here from Scotland and I am the only Scottie she has seen.
Yep I saw a lot of butts today.
Why here is a Murphy or Stanley.  I am not going to ask again because I have been wrong twice and I heard three strikes your out.
And this guys scarf is to big or he is to small.
 Looking down off the center of the first bridge.
The bridge you see in the picture I will be coming back on.
 Well here I am on the Southgate Taylor Bridge heading back into Cincinnati.  Kentucky is behind me.
I sure didn't win this race!  But Lee said if we just finished we were winners.
We kept up a good pace and surprisingly we finished in the middle of the pack.
Well Sunday all the humans take to the course at six a.m.  We line the streets to ring the cow bells to encourage the runners on.  They run through downtown and different communites on the east side of town.  I live on the east side, so I get to see all the runners.
There were 36,131 runners this year.
We had a city bathed in sunshine starting at 50 degrees going up to low 70's, what more could a runner ask for.  We are Cincinnati Proud! 
You can see all the events that took place in my city here.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot


  1. Oh Sweet William you must have been sun struck cos I is a black little pug and Maggie is a fawn one, but hey fanks for looking for me ..that other pug shouldn't haf been so snotty to you! Apparently she didn't nose who you were and that you haf so many friends that love you so much!
    stella rose

  2. OMD...That sure looks like the perfect day to me! My teenie weenie legs probably would have brought me back last, BUTT it sure would have been fun to walk. It gets too HOT here to walk for very long!

    Hap-Pee Monday!

  3. Oh what a super event! And all dogs who were there are winners! And you are anyway the #1 for being a Scottie, William. Do you have the phone number of that flying pug? Have a super cinco de mayo!

  4. What a wonderful day and it looked perfect for such an event. We bet all the doggies were whispering - "there does that famous blog dog William :) :)

  5. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, what a fun day! How super that Iams is giving all of that kibble to the shelter. Gosh, there were tons of great pooches and peeps out that day. Looks like they all had fun. Love the Almost-Frankie and the Flying Pug. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  6. Pawsome pictures. I thought that dog was Frankie too! Congrats on finishing in the middle of the pack.

  7. Sweet William I think you did very good to be in the middle of the pack. Us with short legs have to work twice to 3 times as hard as the long legged dogs to go the same distance. What a great cause to participated in to feed homeless pups. Great going Sweet William looks like you and Lee had fun.

    1. Hope your day is a pretty as the weather I had this past weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

    2. Spring is the best of the year. Temps are cool and all the flowers and trees busting out. Just love all the smells and new life.

  8. What a great day out and we so agree finishing makes you a winner in our eyes. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Why would you want to finish first? Then it's over. Stay longer on the course and there's more butts to sniff while the "winners" get to smell their medals-disgusting.

  10. Ringy-dingy-ding-dun...the race begins at the sound of the gun! Why, Sir William, you and your Lee should be very proud of your race! Finishing in the middle of the pack is pretty darn good indeed. I cannot believe you walked behind that little Westie butt for such a time. BOL And you saw lots of doggies that looked like our friends. Sadly, you did not see a Cairn...and Oz the Great look-alike...he would've been kind to you. You know we Cairns are down-to-Earth dogs. Such fun happens in your city. Someday, I must visit!
    *high paws*

  11. Sw. Wm. You KNOW that I (Frankie Furter) would NEVER EVER tell you to Buzz Off...
    OMD you and Miss Lee did a WONDERFUL thingy and we LOVE all the super pictures... The River Boat... and GABP.. GO BIG RED MACHINE...
    And all the other dawgs that took pawt... that is just Wonderful...
    What a Fabulous way to help others. BRAVO to YOU

  12. Totally brilliantly well done Sweet William. You are a winner 87 zillion times over. What great photos too. And thank goodness you did not even have to wear a tutu.
    Toodle pip!

  13. Hey Sweet William that was okay! Isa just glad you were looking for me.
    stella rose

  14. Oh my goodness what a blast!!!
    Lily & Edward

  15. That looks like a wonderful day out. We love the Flying Pug. AND we don't think anyone needs to be the winner in events like that....

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  16. Glad you had such a good time SW..........but what up with being the only Scottie in Cincinnati....hey next put out a call for all the blogville Scottie to come and support you!

    The Mad Scots

  17. That does look like Stanley but Stanley runs fast so that was how you know it wasn't him. So glad you support your marathon. Mom says it is very encouraging for the runners (she and dad have run marathons before).

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. OMD this was the best post of all day. I loved your pictures, the way you described the events, and I too was convinced that was Stella Rose.

    Aroo to you,

  19. WooooHoooo!!!! CONGRATS on finishin' the race guys! Wowsa...I don't thinks Ma's fat arse could have done that!!! BOL!!!! What??? Nothin' Ma....shhhhh, mum's the word...
    Anyhu, sure looks like you had a most FABulous time. I am so glads none of you furiends got taken down by a side of pork! hehehe
    Ruby ♥

  20. How pawsome that you finished the race!! We think that deserves a ton of treats!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  21. Crikey ..... what fun .... you must 've been exhausted after all that runnin'. AND you got to watch the humans on Sunday.


  23. Congrats on taking part and finishing SW and Lee!! It looked like loads of fun and all for a worthy cause which makes it EVEN better!!
    Wally & Sammy

  24. Oh that looks such fun, wish they would do something like that near us :) xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  25. This is Trixie and Lily! We started our new blog (in case you don't recognize our ID, that is why.) That walk thing looks like a lot of fun! So many dogs were there! But the part about the pigs sounds a little odd!