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Leash Up for Marble Falls Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon

The 2017 Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4 in Marble Falls. File photo

MARBLE FALLS — Imagine a world without dogs and how boring that would be. You wouldn't be able to sit on your couch, watching some scary movie, and pull your canine friend in close as the haunting music picks up.

You wouldn't have a dog, standing at the gate or front door, with its tailing whipping back and forth doing a true happy dance as you return home from work.

You wouldn't have to pick your new pair of socks, chewed up and strewn across the room, while your dog sits over to the side with a look as if to say, "I saved us all from that furry creature that invaded our house."

And, you wouldn't have someone whose ear you could scratch and bend as you talk about things you wouldn't share with another living being.

Yeah, dogs make life pretty darn grand.

On Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Shannon Heep and a host of others are holding the fifth annual Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon to not only celebrate these canine friends but help them as well. The event features a 2½-mile stroll from Johnson Park to Westside Park back to Historic Main Street before returning to the starting point.

The proceeds benefit the Highland Lakes SPCA. Registration at is $20 for adults and $15 for children. Though online registration is preferred, you can still sign up the day of the event starting at 9:30 a.m.

The Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon gives every dog lover a chance to enjoy the day among like-minded people with their canines and just go for a walk.

Along wth the walk, the Dingers for Dogs softball tournament takes place at the Johnson Park ballfield. Registration for that event is $175 for a team of 12. Go to to register or for more information.

The walk officially starts at 11 a.m. In Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South, but registered walkers are free to hit the trail anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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