gjefferies@bradenton.comMarch 24, 2014 


Umm . . . snacks. On one side, jars filled with tiny sweet, colorful, tasty candy, readily available to attract the eyes and tastebuds of dogs and their owners. On the other side, a large, hefty German shepherd, a breed often used in law enforcement and on the battlefield. And in the middle, caught between the candy and keen-eyed canine, a timid and well-dressed long-hair Chihuahua named Java Chip, a pint-sized dog that at the time may have wanted to change his name to "Big Bad Bruno." In the end, Java Chip had nothing to fear for the large canine only sniffed to say hello in doggie language. The scene was played out many times that day as dogs of all sizes, shapes and breeds gathered for a dog day of fun at the eighth annual Paws in Motion Walk-a-thon recently at Bradenton's Riverwalk, a fundraiser benefiting the Humane Society of Manatee County.


Gallery, March 24, 2014

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