This past Saturday, my mom, future-sister-in-law Beth, her step-mom Janie & I participated in the Richmond SPCA‘s 5k & Dog Walk. Beth had signed up a while ago & after giving a donation Mom & I decided we wanted to do even more. This weekend worked out well to go up to VA and have a meet-the-future-family get together!

Janie, Mom, Beth & I posed before the 5k. Admittedly, we walked & chatted & definitely brought up the back of the pack. But we had a great time getting to know Janie & catching up with each other.

We had about 45 mintues in between the 5k and the 1 mile dog walk. We decided to check out the SPCA & the dogs & cats. I’ve never been inside another SPCA, but I’d image this is one of the nicer ones. The cats photo’d belong were in two different cat condos. They big rooms filled floor to ceiling with cat favorite things: ramps, drawers pulled out as beds, cubby holes, beds, & Saturday, lots of visitors to impress. That little black & white cat stole my heart.

My brother, Steven, & his future-father-in-law Rob joined us with my “niece” Quin for the walk. She was one of the smaller of the dogs out there among Great Dane, a Irish Wolfhound {probably one of the coolest dogs I’ve ever seen}, English Mastiff, lots of labs, goldens, & muts. There were a few tiny dogs, including the one the lady was holding below who was wearing glasses! I was happily surprised how quiet & well behaved they all were. Quin was so happy & excited & she definitely was leading our family pack. Beth & Steven said she was spent though & slept the rest of the day!

The Richmond SPCA has continued it’s donation efforts for the next couple of days. If you like what you saw here & want to help out this awesome no-kill SPCA, please feel free to visit my page “Quin’s Family” to make a donation.