Volunteering makes me happy. I took Friday off from work in order to volunteer with Cause for Paws Utah at the Spring Super Adoption. We brought 6 dogs with us:
- Keyni: A 9 year old malamute, our founder's foster dog and our longest resident.
- Emma: A 1 year old bull terrier mix dumped at the shelter pregnant with puppies.
- Lilo: A 2 year old female Chihuahua mix, adorable but she did not love Emma.
- Kaimi: A 2 year old male Chihuahua who was soooo shy and stressed at the event.
- Kitsune: A 4 year old Chihuahua who I fell madly in love with and wanted to keep.
- Freya: A 2-3 year old teeny tiny Australian Shepherd who was timid and sweet.
First thing when we got there, I got this adorable picture of Lilo sitting patiently and waiting for her Furever Home:
|Lilo is Hawaiian for "Generous one".|
|Emma the Bull Terrier Mix|
The next to go was sweet little Kaimi! Good deal too, because he was having a hard time in that environment.
We also got to play with 11 day old kittens that Heidi brought because she was bottle feeding them and couldn't leave them at home. So cute!
I went home from the first day exhausted, dirty, sore, and I had ruined my brand new moccasins, but I had never felt better about myself! It was rewarding! We volunteers weren't the only ones pooped either, look at little Lilo crashed out!
|Sweet Lilo sleeping.|
|Erica holding Kitsune. He was so sweet!|
We kept wondering why sweet Emma hadn't been looked at yet. Yes, she needed some training because she was still a puppy, but she was cute and small!
|Emma and her foster Mom Erica. Look at those ears!|
Somewhere in the middle of the day, Shawn and Justin came to visit me and we walked through the cat tent. Josh and Julie also came by and we walked around and fell in love with animals too!
By the end of the day Keyni and Lilo were our only two left. Lilo was adopted out and then returned the next day because the family wasn't willing to give it the time needed for her to adjust. It's so sad, that event was traumatic for them, and a new environment is scary-so all dogs need time to warm up!
|They're so cute!|
|Beautiful Keyni on our long walk together.|
|I had to take a picture of all their little adopted signs! Rewarding!|
|She was snoozing away! Sooooo pretty!|
We also went in search of Mexican Food in our Sombreros. All those Sombreros in Josh's tiny car? Hilarious!
We were going to go to El Chihuahua but they were packed, so we ended up at Betos. A great default!
|Julie ordering at Betos in a Sombrero? HILARIOUS!|
We then played Telestrations and hung out with friends. Here's a cute picture of Doug, Julie, and Brutus!
It was a great weekend full of happy! Happy that over 475 animals found homes, and that another 90 animals were pulled out of shelters and into Rescues because of it. Amazing!
Happy that I have such great friends and we can have an impromptu Cinco de Mayo party with Tequila.
Happy that my swap package came (pictures soon!) and it is full of FUN stuff from Miss Joanna.
Happy that Beth and I will be announcing the details for our book swap very soon!
What is making you happy these days?