Cancervive Poker Run

(20 July 2014)

When last did I do a breakfast run?

Michelle twisted an arm and got us two wiel-loos chickens a ride to the Cancervive Poker Run organized by Maria Muller. From the three hotties below – she’s the hottie in the middle.

I’m probably the world’s worst gambler as I keep on asking the other peeps about the cards I have. And not knowing the terms for the pretty pictures, I always end up showing them the cards so they can understand me.

But who wouldn’t gooi in a few bucks for a lady that endlessly smiles?

Maria is one ahead of me – at least she’s had her story published:

As I understand, each of these Cancervive members need to drag in R25 000 for the year & this was one of Maria’s events aimed at making the mark. She can still receive donations – though we’re not playing Poker anymore… we’re over to Snap!

Donations can be made here:

You can mark her name MARIA MULLER as reference under the field “Would you like to dedicate your donation to a rider?”


The event kicked off at GPS4Africa with a much needed coffee.

There was a full house of about 120 riders – all with their best gambling faces on.

Okay… we definitely need some practice!

Everybody got themselves a goodie bag with their first card for the day.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

We exchanged happiness with some of the other riders - no bluffing…

We received instructions from the Treys.

The gun was fired & we set off in search of our next card.


We got another diamond & one of those boompies

I guess you can consider living in SA a gamble. Here we always get nothing for something!

"I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off."

— Alex Trebek

There was no sign of anybody folding yet. Though I think that last couple stole the Joker!


Yes… the two of us were doubling-up. Two hands are better than one with a beer in it… Did I just say that?!?

Normally when people block the road, they demand a raise – not gamble for it!

"In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an ‘odd’ number."

— Stephen Wright

The cards spread out as we hopped on the road to the next collection point.


"Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage."

— Gloria Steinem

It was time to fly before the deck got cold.

The Queens trailed the hand.


I think we won, cause we got all the red ones!

"If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you."

— Paul Newman

We flushed our thirst & dealt our stomachs a royal breakfast at Rafters.

With ACE ja!

Let’s call a spade a spade, this was a big bunch of people with generous ‘hearts’! From the One-eyed Royals, the Laughing Boy, the Suicide Kings, the man with the axe, the bedpost queen… they all clubbed in!

So, before the third man walked, we headed home.

At home, Clarabelle howled nicely that you support next month’s HAWS (Hartbeespoort Animal Welfare Society) event, and let Skinny know if you’re gonna take your bark & join her on the run?


(17 August 2014)

HAWS have done amazing work for homeless animals. They have drawn on tough times & need any support they can get. Seeing how phat the dogs on my farm are, I’m sure my pack won’t mind if I steel some of their food to donate to their friends at HAWS…

Dust off those leather skirts & Pretty Woman boots – bring your best slutty side & come help me make a difference at HAWS.


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