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K9 for Hope
Boulder's hike through Maine


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My Fundraising Goal:
$25,000.00
Money Raised to Date:
$2,280.00
Raising funds for Pediatric Cardiology Research

Hello everyone. My name is Boulder, and I am a 4-year-old black Labrador. I am going on a 100-mile hike with my yellow lab brother, Mack, and my two-legged human papa to raise donations for children born with heart defects. I invite you to donate to this worthy cause, and I’ll tell you, with pen in paw, the story of my adventure. I chose the Pediatric Cardiology Research Fund at Heart Institute for Children as a beneficiary for this fundraiser. This is where my two-legged dad (I call him Woof, but you may know him as Dr. Tarek Husayni) works. The cardiologists and surgeons at this program do a great job with little kids with heart problems, and Woof feeds me.

I am named after my two-legged parents’ favorite city, Boulder, Colorado. Woof says the name fits me well because I am just bolder than a chicken…whateverrrrrr. I love the outdoors and so does my brother, Mack, though he’s kind of obsessed with chasing tennis balls. I become very unhappy every time Woof goes on one of his trips and doesn’t take me. Even with my tail wagging, mouth slobbering, refusing to move away from the door and even smiling (yes I do smile), it didn’t work. He didn’t take me on his philanthropic 220-mile hike of the John Muir Trail two years ago, nor did he take me on his 500-mile bike ride across Iowa last year. This year I couldn’t take it anymore so I went to Woof and said, “Hey Grampa, (that always gets his attention) what is the deal with bringing me all the way from South Dakota where I lived on a farm with my semi-wild family to stick me in a home like a piece of furniture? I am no poodle or toy dog, and it is driving me nuts! I’ll make you a deal, Grampa (now I got his full attention) you take me on this year’s trip, and I’ll write up the trip report.” He didn’t think long and said ‘I’ll take you with me on one condition: You’ll carry your own food.’ I said four pounds and he said eight pounds. I said let’s settle at six pounds (Pawn Shop is one of our favorite TV programs). He agreed and we shook hand/paw. So on Monday, September 17, we will start our hike through Maine’s 100-mile wilderness. Woof has dreamed of doing this hike since he read Bill Bryson's hilarious ‘A Walk in the Woods’ years ago.





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