He came through the surgery in one piece and I hope that is all the vetting he will need for a while. He is still a little pissed about it.
As if that isn't enough, however, I volunteer with the rescue they came from. I am a foster home, and an all around jack of trades. Thanks to my husband we are in high demand for auction items. He builds dog beds for doggie royalty. I just make the pillows. He uses mostly reclaimed materials, and non-toxic finishes. If you are interested in a piece, his prices are great. Message me if you are interested and I will give you his email.
We were in the old Staples building in Henrietta NY this year, and I don't think I ever want to spend time in there again. At least not until my feet recover. Next year we are back at the Dome Arena. Most of these pictures were stolen from Sommer Slavin's Facebook page. Thanks Sommer!
|This is the hammock bed. Oak with red wood caps.|
|This is the sofa table with dog bed underneath. It was clear pine with|
|Sadly due to placement and poor advertising, I ended up|
giving these away.
|This is the food area, decorated by yours truly.|
|Those are my kids, bored out of their skulls. The blurry|
dog is Cookie my basset wanna-be who vibrates
|Chinese Auction baskets and Silent Auction table where|
hubby's table and hammock bed are.
|We were running out of table space!|
The baskets were on both sides. I think there were
a total of 78.
|This was another silent auction item.|
|Silent auction afghan. This thing was amazing!|
|This is our "basset crap" online store the Slobber Shoppe.|
This is run by our board president, Shelly.
|More Basset crap. Great stuff!!|
As great as all the stuff is, I know that it is the people that make this organization shine. I am not one to express sentiment, but I do believe in giving credit where credit is due.
|This is Toni Caiazzo on the Right and her dog Theo aka Stormin Norman.|
Holly in the above pic and Theo were crowned Queen and King respectively. They
were on a transport I did with my friend Meags last summer. They came from a
really awful back yard breeding situation, and neither were expected to live. Holly has
terminal cancer which is why she is in foster care still. ABC will care for her until
she passes over the rainbow bridge. That whole group was a mess, infected with
heartworm, fleas and diseases.
Read the ABC Blog post about it- There are several but this one explains better.
|This is Phoebe, Sommer's girl who won Duchess. She has knee|
dysplasia and has to be transported in her wagon. The things we do
for these dogs.
|Here is Holly now. She looks gorgeous, and is still my princess.|
She was a wreck when she came in.
|This is when Joan first got there in the AM to help|
set up. The dogs got her all tangled.
|This is Shelly's dog Duke, who is deaf. He doesn't bark, he|
actually Moos but he wins the howling contest every year.
Shelly's husband Don has a bro-mance of sorts with Duke.
Shelly only occasionally minds being second fiddle. ;)
|Right in the middle of the action is Justin and Andrea's dog|
Toby. He is the weirdest basset I have ever met, but I adore him.
|Pics of the crowd. Don't have actual numbers yet but it was|
a good number!
|Then there is me, exhausted and sweaty me. I spent all day running|
back and forth with food orders to the food truck Wraps On Wheels. The
guys that own the truck are awesome.
I wouldn't have it any other way.
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