I managed to visit the Annual UPM dogathon organized by the Veterinary Faculty on the 10th of August 2008 at Bukit Expo. Now even though I am in UPM for the past 3 years, I didn’t went for the Dogathon even once so I guess this time I’ll go and visit and perhaps blog about it. *Warning: High amount of photos detected*

*I do not own any of the dogs in the photos below and credits go to all dog owners who allows me to take their photo*

*My knowledge on dog species is terrible. So other than the few species of dogs I know, I’ll refer to the dogs as simply dogs. Sorry on this~

This year’s theme is Aerospace!! Astronaut, Asteroids, Astrodogs… Woof Off!!! Now when I think about it, things like this pop up in my mind:

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~Yup… Spacedogs… How cool is that right~

A series of games and contests are held for the owners and their dogs to compete in. I could barely remember half of the names of the games they played (but games like Simon Says! and Treasure Hunt was played)

There is a maze where the dogs compete to find their way out in the fastest time

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~The maze~

But it seems that some of the dogs are really impatient to go through it since things like this happen

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~This one attempted to barrage through the maze, only to get stuck midway~

There was also one dog that jumped across all of the barriers set up to reach the end zone (No photos of this). Try imagining a dog jumping over all the walls of the maze in a straight line.

There is also an obstacle course for the dogs to participate in. Its something like National Service for dogs.

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~If there is National Service for dogs, it will look like this~

And then of course there are the dogs…

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~This one really look like those dolls you can find in gift shops… But it’s a breathing and a moving one~

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~Wonders what is he staring at~

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~Skirt and ribbon~

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~I was wondering why the dog was looking at me for~

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~This one is resting and waiting for its turn~

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~Long hair~

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~This one look a bit like ‘Milo’ from ‘The Mask’ but with a different color~

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~Brothers and sisters??? Or a couple???~

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~Resting~

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~Don’t be fooled by its small size and thin figure… This is a participant of the space race~

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~The dog knows that its hot so it comes with a sweat shirt~

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~These two look like movie stars in the dog world till I took many photos of them~

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~And this one likes to look at me~

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~And this one looks like a fierce one~

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~:P to me~

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~These two are the Starbucks duo… Wearing matching Starbucks shirts… Freeadvertising for Starbucks I guess :P~

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~Looks like its ‘winking’ at me~

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~It looks so huggable~

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~It was only after a while that I spotted this one (reminds me of Men In Black 2) sitting calmly on its own…~

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~It was actually just chilling out in the pool~

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~A while after that one left, this one hop in as well~

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~This ‘family’ is just resting around on the grass~

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~This one has an ‘Einstein’ look~

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~Another long hair one~

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~What are you looking at?~

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~Taking extra care not to step on anything unwanted~

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~The puppy dogs eyes~

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~Tired and resting~

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~This one is so obedient that it actually lay down to pose for me~

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~Tired look on the face~

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~Eh… This ain’t a dog… But its there as well~

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~Catching the frisbee~

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~Jumping over the obstacles~

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~Dog is Man’s best friend… Don’t you think so??~

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~This is the only picture of me and a dog cause I met with Iris and she helped me to take this photo… Could have been more if those I ask to come with me actually come 😛 ~

And so that’s it for this year’s Dogathon… I didn’t managed to stay till the end where they had a dress up contest for the dogs though… Anyway… Hope those who didn’t manage to make it this year can go next year, if you still have the chance… (Call me to go too ya… 😛 )

Oh… Ending this post will be a video of one of the stars of the day… Groovy (I think that’s the dog’s name) and his/her dance… It really damn nice…


~Anyone wanna dance with Groovy??~

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