A Story: An Award

Of course it's not the original.  I'm sure it got thrown out a long time ago.  However, it's the thought that counts and for whatever reason, I thought of this the other day while I was walking with the dogs. 

Once upon a time, way back in 1802, while I worked for "the bank" and lived in Cheshire, CT, I used to walk with my dog, Kiera, a German Short Haired Pointer.  We walked a lot.

  Each morning before I left for work, we'd walk two miles over to the field on Higgins, then back home again.  Nearly every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, we'd walk the trail (ten miles round trip), with my girl friend and her GSP, Bunny.

Then when the walks for March of Dimes, Arthritis, Juvenile Diabetes, Breast Cancer and other organizations were available, Kiera and I would raise money by hitting up friends, family and co-workers and do those as well.  Now that I think about it, we were like Forest Gump only with six legs!  

In fact the only time we didn't walk it was if there was inclement weather.  Ice always frightened me.  I was good with snow...but definitely not ice.

As the time neared for me to transfer and relocate to Virginia, our division hosted a party.  Our boss, Pat, an extremely creative woman, surprised each one of us Operations Consultants with an award...something silly yet memorable...something that suited our personalities.

  I received the illustrious Golden Sneaker Award
 for walking more miles than our entire job family.

Thinking of this made me smile.
Hope it put one on your face as well!


TexWisGirl said…
awww. that is sweet. i know you two were quite a pair.
What an accomplishment! Glad it made you smile. Me too.
Ann said…
I would say that was a very appropriate award
Tiggeriffic said…
Golden Sneaker Award? That is tiggeriffic~! Walking is so important to do everyday.. Imporant for your heart , cholesterol, and joints and bones. You made me smile because you always have adventures to tell on your walks.
Have a Tiggeriffic day~ ta ta for now from Iowa:)
Nancy C said…
As much time as we spent with our co-workers, they really were like a second family. Fun story and award JP. :)

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