There was a lot of activity in August - by far, the most special was celebrating Roux and Gracie both turning four! They rocked their cake smashes (and it's safe to say they both LOVE my baking)! This being Gracie's first birthday with us, we wanted to show her how it's really done.
August included firming up plans for several upcoming events and fundraisers so please be sure to scroll to the scheduling notes.
[Above] I had an opportunity to meet a beautiful foster dog and her neo-natal kitten. Yes, you read that right. This relationship was one of the most touching things I have ever seen! The dog, Annabeth, is trying very hard to beat a bad case of heartworms. And sadly, the tiny kitten did not survive. But while he was with his faux-mom Annabeth, he knew what it was like to be loved. RIP Purr-cy and, to Annabeth I continue to send my very best wishes. If you'd like more information about Annabeth or any of the pets awaiting loving homes through Sinbad-Sadie Second Chance Rescue, please visit their site at www.sinbadsadierescue.org.
My work continued with Charleston Animal Society, Pet Helpers and Southern Paws Animal Rescue adoptable dogs too. In August, I photo'd 52 adoptables. #adoptdontshop #makemylifeeasier
A few limited favorites follow from this past month. The CAS Volunteer Coordinator also surprised me one day with Volunteer of the Month recognition at CAS, so that was pretty great! I encourage anyone who has spare time to volunteer to a cause that is close to their heart.
Also in August, I met up with the winners of my National Mutt Day contest -- Pep and Lucy! Pep(e Le Pew) is actually a CAS alum from 2011. This low-rider had tons of personality and his sister, Lucy, couldn't have been sweeter. Their humans were pretty awesome to work with too. It was great to meet you all!
Every family has a clown. :)
Now, on to FUNdraising.
I am working again this year with the founders of My Name is Milk to put together their 2019 calendar. The 2018 product was a big hit and one of the prettiest pet calendars in town! If you'd like to enter your pet for the 2019 project, time's a wasting -- click here to view details and enter and then get on sharing their info so friends and family can vote them into the top! If you don't want to enter but feel inspired to maybe chip in, you can simply view the entries and vote for your favorite!
Chili Cookoff for Charleston Animal Society -- on November 17, CAS will host its 19th annual Chili Cookoff! And because, let's face it, my dogs are the only ones who enjoy MY cooking, I've just put together a fundraising team instead of a competitive cooking team. If you want to kick in, GREAT -- our team name is Two Catawhats? -- and the link can be accessed here. I set a goal that represents $1 for every dog photo'd so far this year (395). At the very least, I ask you to take a look and see what it's about, and learn how the proceeds from this amazing event help thousands of animals every year.
Thanks for supporting animal rescue in any way you see fit!
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Scheduling Notes - Photos:
September - December | Open for scheduling, limited blackout dates. Please contact me with inquiries.
September 15, 2018 | Session day for 2019 Calendar Winners - My Name is Milk. (Rain Date: September 16)
September 22, 2018 | Photo event at Out Of Hand, Mount Pleasant SC. Download details here.
November 2-4, 2018 | Expo! Follow for updates.
November 17, 2018 | Charleston Animal Society Chili Cookoff (come find me at my booth for photos!)
December 1-2, 2018 | Santa Paws at Dogma Bakery & Boutique, Arlington VA
December 8-9, 2018 | Santa Paws in the Lowcountry (follow for details and locations)
December 15, 2018 | Holiday photo event at Tanger Outlets to benefit Charleston Animal Society (follow for details)
Other Dog/Pet Community Events & Rescue Fundraisers
September 9, 2018 | Dog Day Afternoon (end of season doggie swim at the waterpark) Wannamaker Park, North Charleston SC. Roux will be there - he already has his ticket! (Updated 9/13: Click here to view a quick gallery of our day at the water park!)
November 10, 2018 | Pet Helpers Fur Ball
November 17, 2018 | Charleston Animal Society Chili Cookoff