Friday, January 7, 2011

The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown

Bunny here at the keyboard writing about a challenge that has been thrown my way.

My friend Pip has challenged me to a race.  He says that he's in top shape and working out even more since the New Year started.  We've had a little friendly rivalry before, but now the gauntlet has been thrown.  You can all bet that I am going to rise to this challenge and represent for Greyhounds everywhere!

Pip has asked Roo to be his coach, so I figured I'd better get serious about this training business.  So, I have asked Puddles to be my coach.  She assures me that she can help me get in shape in time for Race Day on February 5.  Don't worry, she will not be giving up her beer or cheetos or taking up any kind of healthy lifestyle.  She'll just be coaching me from her laundry basket.

On February 5, Pip and I will have our big race.  I hope that you'll all come to see the race that day and cheer me on.  If you'd care to make a wager, that option might be open later, too.  Here are two videos so you can start making your predictions now.

Be sure to come by on February 5 and see who wins the race!  Feel free to use the banner or this button on your blog if you like.  One right click does it all!

One last note, if you don't mind.  If you are friends with Golden Boy Luke, please stop over at Scout and Freya's blog for a very important message about something you can do for him.  It seems that sadly, the Luke is in his last days, but there's something special that we can all do for him and you can find all about it over there at their blog. 

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  1. Boy, the odds makers in Vegas must be frantic over this race! We figure if Pip wins, it will be because Bunny ran the course so fast she was a blur and crossed the finish line a second behind Pip on her 7th circuit, which was the first time she slowed down enough to be seen. What are the ante-post odds?

    Jed & Abby

  2. Hahah Bunny, Barbie says she would be your training partner, as she is currently training for an endurance event she would like to keep her top speed up.

    Barbie also wants to know what kind of handicaps will be involved... does Bunny have to carry a jockey?

    PS - my captcha was 'undies' hahah

  3. It's really exciting and we can't wait for that day to come!!! 5th February, great!!! My mom has already put this would-be-greatest-event-of-2011 in her diary with her big RED marker pen.

  4. Our money is on you!!!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  5. Dis is gonna be so fun and so exciting! I'm just glad I don't has to do to much strenous excercise...hehehe! I has my laundry basket all ready and it's super fluffy!

    Coach Puddles

  6. Wow, this is going to be a close one! I'm not normally a betting doggy, but I have to look at the point spread. Oh, Franklin tells me that's football, not racing. Sorry.

    Well, I want to thank you for your good wishes and I will not miss this Race of the Century for anything.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  7. Just came in from my 87 second, I mean 87 mile run for a protein drink. Once I catch my breath, I will head over to Scout and Freya.

    Your pal, Pip

  8. We just read about this exciting event over at Puddles!
    She was hard at work in her role as coach! Well actually she appeared to be sleeping in a wash basket but we could have been mistaken.
    Good luck with the training Bunny.
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  9. Furst.. I have my card all ready fur Luke and his mom.

    Now... about this race... this is gonna be fantastic. I can't wait. Will it be televised on ESPN?

  10. Maybe Mr. Pip can use Puddle's turbo charged laundry basket to zoom past Bunny! Oh, I forgot, Puddles is Bunny's coach... Honestly, it doesn't look like Bunny needs a coach :)

  11. Oh man, this should be one heck of a race!

  12. Be careful, Bunny, I think Pip do be saving up his energies fur the big day, I mean with stopping to sniff those flowahs and all...

  13. Bunny you are gonna win PAWS DOWN!!!!!!

    I have NO DOUBT!

  14. This is going to be exciting!!!

  15. Bunny might trip over Pip, causing her to throw the race. We can't wait for the results!

  16. Can't wait to see the race....hope I can get the button on my blog (I'm not very good at things like that sometimes....but I will try) xxx

  17. This is very exciting stuff. Sorry Bunny, but I have to cheer for the vertically challenged Pip. Gotta love the underdog:)

  18. Oh my... just found out about this from Pip! Must say - you have most excellent acceleration as well as deceleration skills. As a matter of fact, we see nothing but runnin' skills in your corner. It's tough to be pals wit both of you! We'll tune in 2/5 - you have a great coach heheh!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  19. Oh, Bunny. I really kinda wish you hadn't taken on this challenge. I mean, it's PIP we're talking about. I don't know how you're ever gonna be able to keep up. Although I am Most Relieved that you chose Puddles as your coach. That should help but still...

    I'm wishing you all the luck in the world, my furend. I'm afraid you're gonna need it.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  20. Ho Bunny, You are going to win for sure!!! I love to see you run!!! I'll be there!!!
    xx, Fern

  21. I've studied the form of both contestants. Pip seems to be saving himself for the big race. Got a sneaky feeling he might even be trying to physche you out Bunny.

    Now Bunny there's no doubt you are built for speed. Just remeber the tale of the Hare and Tortoise.

    Sure on the day it is going to be a close thing, so I think it will go to a photo finish:)

  22. Exciting, it's going to be a great race!

  23. Uh, Bunny? Are you sure this is a fair race? You being a GREYHOUND and all? We think, to make it more fair, you should race on your hind legs only! ;)

  24. Bunny we are going to put our green bucks on you. So we hope Puddles is up for getting you all trained. We know you will be running circles around Mr. Pip. Go Bunny Go.....The HoundDogs

  25. My green paper$ are on woo!

    Of khourse, Morgan will help with the training as well!

    PeeEssWoo: We'll be sharing the post fur Luke on Sunday - Mom has been pretty upset each time she thinks of him and his The Mom - Daisy and Tucker's mom has been in touch with updates as she gets them from Aunt Karen ;-(

  26. We are friends of Pip's and we were certain he would win...then we saw your video of you running at the dog park. We're not so sure anymore! Good luck!

    Elyse and Riley

  27. Guess it must be true about little dog syndrome. No offense Pip, I'm rooting for ya! You got bigger balls than me...oops, forgot, I don't have any!

  28. Not only can and you will beat him, you could do it in heels if need be...cause you're an amazing, fast diva-fashionista. Girl power!

  29. Oh, this is going to be so fun and interesting!

  30. Man, I can't wait. Where are the bets being taken? Do we have to contact Las Vegas to put our money down?

    We are sending Luke our love and wishes and card...

  31. Wow!
    We think this race will be one of the most important events of the year!
    We can not wait for the big day!

  32. Our card went in the mail this morning for Luke, Bleu, and their Mom - such a very sad time. But a wonderful time for all of us to surround them with love.

    This will be quite the race. Bunny, you sure do run fast, but Pip just might have a lot more in him than you think. We can't wait to see the outcome.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  33. Thanks for the tip about satin balls. Been there, done that, and failed. He just won't eat them, won't even try them. He has a very stubborn streak, goes along with being a sibe. We just keep trying everything we can. But thanks, we do appreciate the thought.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  34. OMGreyhound!!! This is going to be fun!! I have to say that Pip has spunk, and I really like him a lot, but my money is on Bunny! (That kind of rhymes. LOL! I might have just created a slogan for you, "Put your money on Bunny!!" ;) I can't wait for race day to get here.

  35. miss bunny!

    holy cats! i go away for a bit and look what happens -- a totally epic race between you and mr. pip! well, everybuddy knows you are a super speedy gonzales lady, but i hear mr. pip has been workin' out and stuff...this is gonna be super duper exciting for sures!!
    thankies for woofin' about mr. the luke. me and asa and mama are going to pick out a card for him tomorrow.

    the booker man

    pee s -- i hope your mama and daddy are all better from their sickies now!

  36. The race sounds so very fun!

    We're off to check out Luke now.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  37. I'm looking forward to this one! The date is marked on the calendar!

  38. Hey, thanks for letting me know the link didn't work for you. It seems to be working now so not sure what happened. I will go in and double check in the system thought just to be sure. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

    Two Little Cavaliers
    Felissa, Davinia, and Indian

  39. Dear Bunny - Oh my gosh! What an event that will be! I hope you have enough stamina to keep up with Mr. Pip!! hehehe

    Thank you for sending us to Scout and Freyja's blog. My mom is all leaking buckets right now about Luke. Her heart is breaking for his momma. We will head out first thing in the morning and send a card.

    Big slurps to you, HoneyBuzz

  40. OK Bunny, we got your back. Flocko was a serious runner dude. He'd be happy to give you a couple of tips (that is if he can take his eyes off of yours, he thinks your hot).

  41. Helloooooo sweet Bunny :) Offerin you a paw shake just so yaz know I'm really a good guy no matter what happens ;)

    Waggin at ya,

  42. How can I get in on this action. I am fast, fast, fast. I race with an Italian grey hound and it's a real horse race. I 'll root for everbody. I love to race. I wanna go fast!

    Your Pal Opie

  43. We saw the race was on. What track will you be using?

  44. I confess, we are putting our money on Mr. Pip. I mean, you're retired, right? And with Puddles as a coach... boy... Um. Yeah, so we mentioned that we're betting on Mr. Pip, right? *grin* But we're cheering for both of you - this will be fun!!!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  45. Mr Pip is conserving energy so that he can explode on the big day!

  46. bunny
    i just saw the wace
    Yu awe not only fast as the wind, but a kind, sensitive sweet doggie
    You made the wace fow me
    smochie kisses


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