UPDATE, 22 October 2008

David and Chiva are taking a break from the Tour de Dog but are sure to plan another ride in the near future. A sincere thank you to all of you who helped David and Chiva in countless ways. The Tour de Dog would not be possible without your support. THANK YOU!

View a Photo Documentary of Tour de Dog by Jason Houge

Tour de Dog is past states: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, and New York.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Home with Family and Friends

HOME SWEET HOME! Chiva and I are now safe and sound at my parents' house in Delaware where we both grew up. Over the weekend, we were warmly greeted by cheering friends and family. Thank you to all those who came to the welcome home party!

So now what? Its a great question, and one that keeps spinning in my head. First of all, Tour de Dog is heading to New York City for a week to meet with animal rescue organizations. As usual I will be blogging and adding pictures that tell the experience.

A reality with the Tour de Dog is that I need funds to cover Chiva and my expenses. Thus I am also looking for jobs so that a Stage 2 is possible.

The Tour de Dog has been such a humbling and memorable experience in my life, and it is far from over. Right at this moment Denice and many other people are helping organize future Tour de Dog events. We will keep you up to date! In the meantime, please enjoy a few more pictures:

Cruising down the Jobs Lane hill in Newark, Delaware. Ever since I was born I lived on this street. It was amazing and emotional to bike down it with dozens of my closest friends waiting.

A family shot with Dad, Mom, Allen, and Virginia. My Mom greeted me with a stylin' Tour de Dog T-shirt. Its great to have so much encouragement and support!

Rob and Brandon waiting for the Tour de Dog with an American flag.

Chiva and I receiving some love and affection from Tour de Dog fans, Courtney and Amanda.


Pibble Pal said...

Glad to read and see that you made it home safely.

Thank You very much for all you did David and Chiva.

I hope you will keep spreading the word about the plight of Pits around the world.
They just want an owner like you and a welcome home.

Very much appreciated.

Chiva and you are very fortunate to have found each other.
It was meant to be.

Elizabeth said...

Yeah! Congrats and welcome home. Must be a great feeling!

Wishing you well!


Renick said...

Yo homie good to see such a huge homecoming! Thats awesome!!! Where can I get a tour de dog t-shirt to rock out here? Can I yet? Anyways I hope all is going well, you're missed out west. All the peeps say hi. Ballard just started up.Let me know when you start heading up to RI I may have some places for you to stay. I'll try and give you a shout in the next couple days!! Take care.