Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Big Race

Bunny here showing you the results of The Big Race that I had with Pip.

In an undisclosed location, somewhere between Florida and Siberia, the event of the year is about to begin. The honorary, Frankie Furter, Mayor of Blogville, will officiate. Chief of Police, Sarge, and his loyal Deputy, Zona, have surveyed the course and removed all contraband.

Mayor Furter has promised that these contrabanditems will be held in his possession until the guilty parties are located.  Um, I'm glad I'm not one of those guys!

The mayor lays down the law before the race.  "Listen up, we are going to have a good, clean race. Everybody play nice and no monkey business. Any questions?"

What if I have to go potty during the race, Frankie?

This is going to be easier than I thought!  I almost feel guilty! 

While Pip and I run our hearts out, Coach Roo and Coach Puddles share some quiet time together. 

Coats are for little girls.

Sure hopes Pip don't wet himself in his purty coat. Bawhahahaha, I kills myself. 

Listen short stack, you want to talk some trash, I can talk some trash.

Zip it Roo Roo, before I stuffs a Cheeto in your whistle.

Meanwhile ...

As I cross the finish line, nobody seems to notice.  Frankie is the only one there.  So, I find that I have to ask.  "Where's Pip, Frankie?"

"Not back yet ..."

"Geez, I didn't want to win like this ...poor Pip, the snow must have been too much for him. Listen, Frankie, you never saw me, understand!"

"You, Bunny, nope, never saw you." 

 "Help, I have fallen and I can't get up!"

" I am coming, Pip, hang on!"

"Save yourself, Bunny! I can't make it!"

"Nonsense, give me your paw! We are going to finish this race together or not at all!"

And so in the ends, I found out that being friends is more important than being right or winning.  I was a winner the day I found Pip as my friend, along with all the others I've made along the way.  I hope you'll all enjoy celebrating with us at the after race party.  Thanks to everybody who helped us with the race, whether it was training us, sharing the story about the race on their blogs, or doing other things for us!  It has been a lot of fun!

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  1. Well done Bunny and Pip! You both did brilliant! I think you both disereve sme cheetos!

  2. Ok first due to Bunny and Pip. That was some great sportsmanship from both of you.

    But Bravo to the editor. I loved the videos. I loved the cheers. I loved the music. And it's so beautiful to watch a greyhound run (and a terrier do whatever it is that terriers do--shuffle? or shimmy?).

  3. Bunny you were just a blur! I'm sure that has nothin to do with me drinkin some of Puddles beer stash ;)

    Pssssst...I hid her laundry basket so there'd be plenty just for us :D Nothin like a cold beer to go with a hot tub and yeah I'm callin the masseuse now ;)

    Thanks for goin back and savin Pip! You're right furiends come first!!! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  4. You guys/girls are the best!!
    Great race and great ending:)

  5. Awwww.... You two are winners in our heart... all the training is worth it coz there's plenty of treats awaiting at the after pawty :)

    Licks, hero

  6. Ohhhh Bunny yu was magnificent n sooo graceful n fast. Mee wishes mee was as fast as yoo n Da Pipster. Himm was amazin wasn't he , now dats whats Mee calls a man !.
    Mee is so happi it was a tie, dat was da bestest result eva, such good sportsdog-ship dem hoo-mans could learn a fing or two from yoo two dats fur sure

    Now leads mee to da cheetos


  7. Such a waste of energy. Clearly you were off course whilst Mr. Pip headed straight for the finish line. What an exciting event!


  8. You are both winners in my eye's, well done to both of you ;)
    See Yea George xxx

  9. Bwhahahahahaha....Oh me dat was fantastic! Somebuddy might want to inform Roo dat I knows how to read and so I knows where my laundry basket is nows.

    Furiends are da most important thing at da end of da day so I am very pleased with how things turned out. I thinks I would haves gone back fur Pip too...okays, I knows I would.

    Let's gets da after pawty started.


  10. Friendship wins! Hooray!

  11. What a pawfect ending. Bunny, you and Pip are both champions in our book. We are so proud to know you both.

  12. Woof! Woof! Just absolutely LOVE your last statement. Winners Indeed to have great bloggie friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  13. Bunny - we so hoped all along for such a win-win!!! You and Pip are both so sweet and special to all of us. We admire both of you for your detemination, commitment, and most of all loving compassion. You two are a Pawesome Pair!!!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  14. Oh Bunny and Pip, you two are too sweet!

    I had a vision of Bunny going back and putting Pip on her back for a faaaaaast ride!

  15. Aww, yay, a tie!! We didn't know who to root for since we're friends with both of you. Glad to see it turned out this way! I bet Pip was very grateful to you for going back to pull him out of that snow trench!

    Elyse and Riley

  16. Oh my dogness, Bunny, you are "poetry in motion" when you is running! And Pip is, uhhhhhhh, "in motion"!

    GREAT race!!! We loved every minute of it!!!!

    Now on to da after-race pawty...............I found an unattended laundry basket of beers over here. Beverage anyone????

  17. Bunny - You are a true sport and winner in every sense of the word! We didn't see a TIE coming but we're so relieved that there are ONLY WINNERS in Blogville today! That was a fabulous event and we laughed and cried and cheered until the BIG finish! YAY! Go party your collar off now and then have a nice long well-deserved nap on the couch. Um, could you pass us some of those Cheetos???

    The Road Dogs

  18. The best race ever and the best ending! Always great tales of the tails over here! =)
    Yay to Bunny and Pip!

    Now please pass the Cheetos. =9

  19. Bunny, I think you've got the biggest heart in all of Blogville to go back for Pip! What a super wonderful ending. I just can't stop cheering! Yay, Pip! Yay, Bunny!

    Now, could you pass me some beer?

    Wiggles & Wags,

  20. Cheetos? Did you say cheetos? That was a really pawsome prize. We love our blogger furiends too!

  21. Boy, am I beat! My legs haven't been this sore since ...since ever! Time for the party. I say let's head back to Puddles training camp for the party! Alien's driving.

    Your pal, Pip

    P.S: Thanks for rescuing me!!! I might still be in that hole if not for you!

  22. You rule girl!
    You're right, friends are the most important "thing" in the world!!
    We love the videos!
    So funny!

  23. What a wonderful race it was!!! Everbuddy wins!!! Furiends are just the bestest!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  24. Two bestest winners!!! Both of you are the greatest sportsmen in the whole wide world!!!

  25. What a GREYT race!! And the best ending ever!

  26. IT was a great race but the part 1 laps made me most DIzzy....

    COngratulations to you both - now is there cake?

    woof - Tucker

  27. Boy am I tired now, need a nap just watching! Greyhounds have big hearts. Bunny you are a greyt sport. ;) You know, given a saddle, Pip could have taken quite the wild ride! LOL

  28. So many emotions in today's race that I can barely catch my breath! First, I was laughing as I listened to the sound effects and then I was nervous when Pip fell in the hole and then I was in near-tears when the Bunny said she wouldn't go on without Pip! My goodness, this was a great race! So nice that the 2 of you met and are friends til the end!
    P.S. I loved your caption on my Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest!

  29. LOL!! Great post! We're stopping by from Doggies and Stuff blog to say hello!

  30. Bunny, a wonderful show of sportsdogship! GRACE in motion!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  31. What a spectacular race and heartfilled event this was! Not even Rocky 1 was as exciting! Or Rocky 2! 3. Or 4... uh...

  32. Can't see the vids (I have a problem with Flash Player):(

    So glad the race ended with two winners.

  33. Pawesome!! I was SO hoping for a tie! Excellent race guys! I loved the Chariots of Fire music. Perfecto! xoxoxo

  34. If only the rest of the sporting world was so sportsmanlike! And while Pip might have the edge on stuffed-toy cuteness, I don't think there is anything more graceful than Bunny in motion! Beautiful video - and thanks for the simulcast!

  35. The sporting event of the weekend without a doubt.

    Well done to both of you and everyone who helped. And the coverage was great.

    I was on the edge of my seat. It was the best result there could be in the end.

  36. Yes!
    The clear winner of this race was... the friendship!
    I loved your post!
    Congratulations to you and Pip!
    Kisses and hugs

    We are truly touched by your kindness and selfless sacrifice in giving up your win to help PiP!
    Very very well done:)
    You are right! Nothing is better and greater than our friends.

    Btw, What happened to all that contraband material. Frankie should let you both share those between the two of you.

    We read about your older sister TREAT. It was a very touching story. Thanks to your mom for sharing:)

    We can see how very special Treat was:) and will always be..:)

    wags, Bud, Gin n Shadow

  38. You are such a wonderful furend, Bunny!! That was a fantastical race! Great work! And this after-party is SO much fun!


  39. I've just been contacted by ABC's Wide World of Sports, and they want to interview both of you! They said they've never seen such sportsmanship in their lives and they want to feature you guys and put you in a movie as well!

    What a wonderful race!!!

  40. Best race ever! Hugs kudos to whoever put the race together, it's been a great event! Just what we needed on a cold winter day, a great race & celebration of friendship.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  41. Well done you two, just like the story of the tortoise and the hare, well, nearly ;-)
    That photo of Bunny running is beautiful! Arrow would sure like to have a race against Bunny :)

  42. Nice work, both of you! I was pretty certain from the first video that Pip was the dead-on winner, but we didn't anticipate him falling in a hole. Excellent sportsmanship on all sides (except for maybe Puddles, who doesn't count...)!!! Congratulations to both of you!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  43. This was great!!! What sportsdogship you showed, Bunny. I hope coach Puddles isn't upset with you throwing the race... I know he worked really hard. He should be proud!!
    Congratulations to you and Pip!

  44. A tie...what a great way to end the race. It was fun watching the videos and looks like Bunny was really excited for the race.

  45. I haven't laughed so hard in ages! Fabulous post!!

  46. Loved it! Hysterical! I laughed, I cried... :)

  47. miss bunny,

    i just always knew what a totally classy lady you were! thankies for goin' back to rescue mr. pip! ya'll won the race together as super grrreat friendz! :)

    the booker man

    pee s -- could somebuddy please point me in the direction of the little smokeys? they are totally awesome sauce with beer! heehee.

  48. Oh Bunny, you are the best for saving Pip. I just loved this race! It was worth the wait!

    Now, Minna... Roo... Puddles... SOMEONE pass me a beer!

  49. there's nothing more glorious than watching a GH run, all out, skimming over the ground. Bunny is fabulous!!

  50. Congradulations to you both! That was too sweet. Great race!

  51. What a wonderful reminder of what is really impawtant! Our furiends!

    Yeah to both of you!


    Mr. Nubbin'

  52. OoH Bunny,

    You is my hero fur goin' back fur our Pip, what a race! I am so happy wif da outcome, now unto da pawty!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  53. That ending brought tears to my eyes. Bravo!

  54. Two hearts of champions, hearts of gold, hearts as big as all outdoors! We're proud of both of you, and not in the least surprised at your sterling sportsmanship and just plain wonderfulness. Your staffs also did an excellent job of documenting your feats!

    Jed & Abby

  55. Great ending to a the Great Race. We lost internet connection so we are just know getting to see the results. You guys must have been burning up the internet connections with this Great Race. Friends are definately the most important. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  56. That was an amazing race, alright!!! Kudos to you both - you ran and finished in such a noble way - we loved watching the entire event and wish we could have been there!!! The officiators also dids such an incredible job; trainers and Mr. Furter... big thanks to yous too fur making this so exciting!!!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

  57. What an amazing race!! Congrats to both of you!

  58. Awwww! What a perfect end to such a fun day! I am so glad you both ended up the winner. With great friends like Bunny and Pip to pave the way, I am sure everyone has been inspired. Good job, both of you!

  59. Oh Bunny, you are such a gracious greyhound. Congrats.

  60. Bunny, everyone else has said it!!! You both are champions!!!! Way to go girl!!!
    Bunny, tell Mom that I am so glad she got a Greyhound too!! She does great work for the breed!!!
    I missed everyone the 5 days I was off the computer but there is going to be more days off b/c I have so much house work to do!!!!!!!!!!
    xx, Bambi & Fern

  61. haha Chariots of Fire, awesome.... :)))

  62. Hey Bunny!
    Wow, that was sooo cool! Loved this event. I'm so glad it was a tie so that you both stay winners just like we all know you are. Great video footage and your zoomies were wonderful.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  63. I woz so sorry I missed the race but I catched it just now on the instant replays and it woz the mostest eggsiting thing efur! You displayed such grate sportsdogship.

  64. Wow! What a race!! With two (very fashionable) winners! The best kind of finish!!!

  65. Wow! Loved the amazing race! Fabulous and fun! Congrats to all! Snack time!

  66. OMG! This was awesome! The amount of work you put into this blog post is simply amazing. Wow! I absolutely loved the Chariots of Fire theme song playing in the background on the 2nd video and watching Bunny run was a thing of beauty. Thanks for making me laugh once again. Go Pip! Go Bunny!


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