I didn’t hear anything from them for awhile. But when I was cleaning up my casa for guest the weekend of The Fittest Games (Jan. 17th), I came across last year’s Austin Fit issue with the 2012 Fittest Dogs. I cut out the title and put it in my vision book that evening.
I’m a HUGE vision book person…and honestly alot of the items/things/events have become real!! But that is another story. Good thing I did because close to the end of January I received an email informing me Duke had been chosen as one of Austin Fittest Dogs..But I wasn’t suppose to tell anyone (that was hard, I just had to forget that he was chosen). BOOM! I had just put it in my vision book! Some time in February, Austin Fit contacted me about doing a photo shoot with Duke. We decided that sine Duke is the “unspoken mascot” of the 1pm Coaches training crew, they should come out at 1pm on a Friday to take pictures. It was PRICELESS when Austin Fit came in and shocked everyone by wanting to take pictures of Duke. I was giddy! Out of all the pictures that they took, these are the ones they used!
I was rather in pressed. Especially with the fact we got Duke to sit on a box! LOL! The 1pm crew is awesome about tolerating Duke and welcome him, no matter how much he wines. LOL! The article was released on Friday March 1st via web. I was at Camp Outlaw and i was tagged in a link by one of my athletes. That made me feel so grand, that one of my athletes discovered it before I did. I quickly got online and read the well written article…then did a happy dance. It was cool to discover it there because Duke had been at the camp the previous day and a lot of the athletes attending knew who Duke was and got a kick out of it. On Monday March 4th we attended an issue release party at a bar on Rainey Street called Bangers (I would highly recommend this place if you have a dog! Its an out door venue with seating inside if you would like. They also have a dog run where you could leave your dog to play with other dogs!). It was great weather and I enjoyed meeting the other dogs. I’m blessed to have such a well behaved dog that I can take to places. HUGE thanks to everyone that made this possible for Duke and myself! Once again it shows how blessed I….we…are! Check out the article HERE!