I've been sponsoring dogs at Dogs Trust for many years; it used to be my substitute for not being able to have one. Although I no longer actually want a dog, I still love them, and think they make excellent companions. It is beyond me why anyone would want to hurt such wonderful creatures.
At the moment I sponsor a black labrador called Rosie and a German Shepherd called Jason. I look forward to getting updates from them about how they are getting on at their rehoming centres. In my last letters they told me how they spent their Valentine's Day. Max was with his girlfriend, and Rosie enjoyed a good old run around.
I've found that dogs - unsurprisingly - enjoy running a lot more than we do; they seem to understand the benefits of exercise, and hardly ever get tired of it. But are we going to let them show us up?
I don't think so. Show your dog you are every much as capable of running as they are. We may only have two legs, but that's not going to stop us. Why? Because not only is a dog man's best friend, but man is a dog's superhero.
At least they will be on the 19th May 2013, when Dogs' Trust are holding a Superhero Run at Regent's Park. You don't have to be a particularly fit superhero either; run, jog, or walk, it is up to you.
You can choose between a five or ten kilometre course, and with anyone over the age of eight being allowed to take part, it is the perfect family day out for all; you can even bring your dog along for the run.
It costs £22 to sign up, and although there is no minimum sponsorship requirement, it is requested that under 16s try to raise at least £30, and adults at least £70. Everyone who participates will be given a free superhero costume that they will be allowed to keep.
So run for fun, run for Rosie and Jason, run and be a superhero.