Wagging Tails Mean Good News in Leadville Today
Dogs: No doubt they are a part of the family when it comes to high country denizens.
Most ride along in cars with their owners or can be seen taking in a sunny sidewalk lunch on historic Harrison Avenue. So it would only be natural that visitors to Leadville Today would also be welcomed with their furry friends.
On Monday, Sept. 12 USA Today newspaper announced that the Leadville, Colorado, and Southern Railroad (LCSR) had been nominated for the Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity in the country. As most residents know, pups who’ve been introduced to the conductor can embark on the scenic train ride with their owners.
The story outlines how dog-owners can give their pooch the vacation he deserves by taking him along to one of 20 attractions, tours and activities, hand-selected as the most dog-friendly in the nation by the team at BringFido. “You and your pup are sure to have a blast!”
According to the national newspaper’s post, readers and fans can vote for their favorite pooch-friendly destination. And judging from the social media posts from LCSR guests, they love being able to bring their four-legged family members long – free of charge – for a ride on the rails. In fact, earlier this month the train played host to a Meet Up Group of Colorado Bernese Dog lovers, and the photos say it all!
Vote for your favorite, once per day until polls close on Monday, October 10 at noon ET. Winners will be announced on Friday, Oct. 14. Stay tuned to see how the Leadville train ranked and don’t forget to vote:HERE.
Traveling with Your Pooch? LINK UP!
For those travelers who bring their furry friend with them wherever yougo, please read the Leadville Today story about how high altitude can impact your pooch. In addition, here are some other helpful links.
- Essential tips for traveling with pets in your RV
- “Six Things to Remember When Traveling with Your Dog” Your Dog Advisor
- “Can Dogs Feel the Effects of Higher Altitudes?” Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue
- “Do Dogs’ Ears Pop When Altitude Changes? | Cuteness.” Cuteness.com
- “High Altitude and Dogs.” The Honest Kitchen Blog, 20 Nov. 2017.
- “PetMD.” PetMD.
K9 Memorial Walk Raises Funds for Library Programs
Last Saturday’s Karen Lundell K9 Memorial Walk to Benefit the Friends of the Lake County Public Library programs was another tail-waggign success! Twenty-seven four-legged friends took a lovely morning walk, raising funds for local library programs with every step. Their efforts raised $442 for the Lake County Public Library and all who participated got a prize!
First place across the finish line was Pepper with Marge Maddex! The second place medal was awarded to Bourbon with Lisa Dowdney and 3rd place was Texas Jack with Steve Widdington. The “last ass across the line” was Wilber with Dave Dunn.
“All money raised goes directly to fund programs, and purchase furniture and equipment for our library,” said Pam Andrews with the Friends’ Membership Committee.
This year, the Friends of Lake County Library sponsored the children’s summer reading program, and the group continues to fund the scanning project for historic library documents. Find out how you can participate and volunteer on the Friends Library web page.
In fact, their next fundraiser is right around the corner. The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will be held in the 6th St. Gym this Friday, Sept. 16 from 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A popular annual event, literary lovers can find everything from books, to CDs, and DVDs, all for only 50 cents per pound.