We got back into Los Angeles late Saturday night (well, early Sunday morning, if you’re going to be all technical, like my parents were when I was in high school and missed my curfew by two goddamn minutes. I FLY THE ENTERPRISE MOM AND DAD I CAN STAY OUT PAST MIDNIGHT GOSH.
Um. Sorry. Yes.
So, we got into our house a little after midnight. It took about an hour to unwind (and snuggle the hell out of our pets, who we missed almost as much as they missed us, if the laps they ran around the house are a unit of missed-you-while-you-were-gone measurement). We woke up at 6, and blearily made our way out of the house around 730. The pets were confused, but Marlowe was excited to GO FOR A RIDE GUYS GO FOR A RIDE GO FOR A RIDE!
We joined a few thousand pet owners and their dogs — almost all of them adopted, and many of them adopted from Pasadena Humane Society — for a walk around the Rose Bowl.
I got something in both of my eyes when I made that video — er, I mean, when I helped Marlowe make that video — not just because I stopped to think about how much I miss Ferris and Quincy, or how much joy our rescued pets have brought into our lives, but because thousands of people from all over the world made small and large contributions to our team, helping us raise over $15,000 for pets just like ours.
As of today, all the walkers and teams raised just over $300,000 for the Pasadena Humane Society. More money will come in for the next few days (including another $700 from us for my autographed Stand By Me DVD), and all the money raised will make it possible for countless pets to find forever homes.
So thank you, from everyone here on Team Wheaton, for all your support over the years. You made it possible for me to create some great memories yesterday.