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Travel Bug Dog Tag Pongo the Racing Dalmatian

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Thursday, 28 May 2009
Gauteng, South Africa
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IT IS A RACE!!! - The 2009 Great SA TB Race.

I am Pongo the Racing Dalmatian. I want to run from cache to cache!! The purpose of this racing TB is to score the maximum points in the 2009 Great SA TB Race by moving as fast as possible through as many as possible caches over the largest distance up to the end of the race on 11 July 2010.

The rules of the race can be viewed at the page of the event cache where the race started: GC1QXCC. Information on the race is also available in the forum at Groundspeak>Geocaching Groups by Country>South Africa

About This Item

Pongo the Racing Dalmatian

I am the famous Disney black and white Dalmatian dog. Dalmatians are symmetrical, muscular medium-sized dogs with superior endurance. We have spots randomly splashed over our white bodies. Our spots are not always black, but can be black, brown (liver), lemon, dark blue, tri colored, brindled, solid white (highly discouraged in show dogs), or sable. Puppies are born completely white and the spots develop later.

There is total disagreement about the origin of our breed. Traces were found in Egyptian bas-reliefs and Hellenic friezes, so we are certainly an ancient breed. Since 1993 our roots are recognized as being from Croatia.

Dalmatians were bred to run under or along-side of horse-drawn carriages and therefore have a vast amount of stamina and energy. We became popular as a carriage dog in the 1800's. We trotted beside (and even among) the horses and then guarded the carriages and horses while our masters were occupied elsewhere.

The versatile Dalmatian has seen many uses e.g. as a mascot for firemen, war sentinel, circus performer, vermin hunter, hound, shepherd and guard dog. Today, this beautiful breed is primarily a companion dog. We are playful, happy-go-lucky, sensitive and loyal. Dalmatians need very firm and strong leadership and guidance from its human owner.

Now here is another use for a Dalmatian: This little Dalmatian is a racing dog taking part in the 2009 Great SA TB Race and I will appreciate it if you can speedily help me on my way in the Race.

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Tracking History (9405.2mi) View Map

Discovered It 01/23/2011 iPajero discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered in the hands of Fish Eagle while visiting in East London.

Visited 01/22/2011 Fish Eagle took it to Irish Quest Eastern Cape, South Africa - 532.76 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/10/2011 Fish Eagle took it to TG Treasure Chest WC Western Cape, South Africa - 27.55 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 01/08/2011 Fish Eagle retrieved it from Skyline Pitstop Western Cape, South Africa   Visit Log

Picked during a great hike along the skyline path. We'll drop it off soon somwhere else. Happy travels!

Dropped Off 10/09/2010 carlstein placed it in Skyline Pitstop Western Cape, South Africa - 4.61 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 09/25/2010 carlstein retrieved it from Kalk Bay Peak Western Cape, South Africa   Visit Log

Found on an eventful day caching when our own little dog took a tumble and caused us to exit the mountain as quickly as possible.

Dropped Off 07/29/2010 the pooks placed it in Kalk Bay Peak Western Cape, South Africa - 7.46 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 07/18/2010 the pooks retrieved it from B&F Creepies and Crawlies Western Cape, South Africa   Visit Log

Moving this fellow along

Dropped Off 03/31/2010 mr panda placed it in B&F Creepies and Crawlies Western Cape, South Africa - 1.62 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 03/21/2010 mr panda retrieved it from Kirstenbosch Gardens - Big 5 Western Cape, South Africa   Visit Log

Cute puppy followed me home.. can I keep him? no? he is racing? ok....
will send him along on his way after a brief rest in our kennel.

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