Exhausting! Chris from Jordan’s Way talked, cajoled, begged, explained, and chattered for four hours straight as he brought in donations for Patriots For Pets. I don’t have the final tally yet but this was an exciting experience – since I wasn’t there last year, I didn’t quite understand the premise BUT if you are a Country Threads blog reader and you made a donation – THANK YOU! Of all the staff and foster homes attending, my people brought in the most money!!! Those of you who donated yesterday weren’t even in that total but it doesn’t matter because your donation will be included in the final total amount.
It was such chaos of people and dogs that I honestly forgot about taking pictures. At one point we were locked in a kennel with the dogs and couldn’t get out until someone paid our bail! Haha! Clever, huh?
I wanted to bring home a foster to play with my pup, still unnamed, but in the chaos it wasn’t possible to sort it out so I think I’ll take my guy there some day so he can pick out a pal.
Here was the group of staff and volunteers waiting for burgers and dogs for lunch – a well earned lunch. Why didn’t I think of taking a picture of our fearless leader, Debbie? I will and post it another day.
There were many plates of Reddi-Whip pushed into people’s faces, eggs cracked on top of a head, and other pranks as money was raised for the dogs – always the dogs. As we gathered for the group picture and I was singled out as the highest donator through all of you, my loyal blog friends, I was asked why I supported this shelter. Off the cuff I stammered that I wanted to help find these helpless dogs good homes and families to love them and ended my short speech with “it’s all for the dogs. I just love dogs!”
Donations will be credited to this Jordan’s Way event through the next week. Checks can be mailed to Patriots For Pets, 805 N. 40th St. Clear Lake, IA. 50428. If you’d like to donate with a credit card, please call them at 641-357-8050. Please mention my name when you donate so I’m aware. Early during the fundraiser, your name was called out when you donated and I recognized my blog friends! I yelled “that’s one of mine!”
I cannot thank you enough for donating and supporting my love of shelter dogs! It’s been a grand day!