Gopher XXI Thanks
On behalf of my Atons brothers, I want to thank everyone who attended Gopher XXI, the Atons 2014 run. The energy was fantastic this year, and we were very happy to see plenty of wagging tails, butt sniffing, and exploration of our great city of Minneapolis this weekend.
Our “Tails of the City” theme spoke to the two strong influences on our run. After seventeen years of camping runs, Gopher returned to our beloved Minneapolis for an in-town run. We celebrated our city by spending Saturday morning on an adventure down Nicollet Avenue.
“Tails” was a nod to the strong puppy culture that has grown in our leather community. I appreciate and support the men and women who identify as pups and handlers. I adore the playful and loving nature of pups and I am very happy that our run attendees got a chance to play and interact with our local pups. And thank you to Trainer Don and his partner Chris for their excellent demonstrations this weekend!
Thank you very much to our sponsors, The Saloon, EagleBolt Bar, Twin Cities Leather, and our follow leather club Knights of Leather. Your support and encouragement made this run possible.
Thank you to our cocktail party hosts: KC Pioneers, Twin Cities boys of Leather, North Kennel Club, Wolf Pack, Knights of Leather, Corn Haulers, the Black Guard, and our Atons Associates. We are honored that you helped to create a warm and welcoming run.
And to my fellow Atons: Joe, Rob, Bobbie, Tim, Angel, Sam, Jason, and Del. You have put in so much time over the last year to produce Gopher XXI. To those of you who wag your tail, I say good boy! For the rest, I simply say thank you for a job well done.
Atons of Minneapolis