SAUDADE - A longing for something you already have......

Pronounced "sow-dahd-jee" this word is hard to define.

It's being in a moment so wonderful that all you can do is

mourn it's passing, even as it is happening.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


One of the fun things about living in Indiana, "the racing capitol of the world", is the chance to get out onto the track.

We participated in the 2012 Mutt Strut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday.  It was a fundraiser for the Indpls Humane Society.  We went as a "pack" with our training facility, First Friend K9s.  There were approx. 5000 dogs at the walk.  I'm not sure how many there were in our pack, but here is a group photo.

We had a GREAT time, despite the weather.  It was pouring rain on the drive over, but as soon as we got out of the car, it stopped.  Here are a few of the MANY pictures we took!

Rex and Bayden got to go.  We figured Shine's short legs would not appreciate the 2.5 mile track, and neither would Jamie, as the track surface is quite rough and very banked.

No trip to the track is complete without spending some time on the famous "yard of bricks", the finish line!