You can see that our TBFR booth was packed with goodies. Hm. daddy said momma wore a dog bow tie. Of course there is not one single picture of that. I am offering two slightly used chewies to anyone with said picture... Don't be afraid of her, she is small and I will deal with her... You can stay anonymous.
Ok, lets get down to the highs and the lows of the event. [I feel so Giuliana today! Gimme a mike]
Let's get the lows out of the way because I need recovery time.
The scoundrel, lower than low award goes to the lady whose beautiful girl Bichon is kept outdoors tied to the garage to [brace yourself] "kill rats". She referred to this sweet dog as a "ratter". Once her words actually sank in momma's brain... and once she got over the shock words came out of her mouth ... like LEPTOSPIROSIS... Are you joking? You mean to tell me you actually are serious? --- she was serious.
Momma offered to take the Bichon off her hands,,,, But nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnno. No can do. Her Bichon is cheaper than an exterminator. Lord please watch over that sweet dog. May the scoundrel get what she deserves. Auntie Robin thank you for being careful and screening our adopters. That person should never be allowed to have a dog.
Deep breath. That was the human [??? really???] low.
Sammy, one of our Bichons from Richmond got very sick. The heat got to him.- 88 degrees in the shade!!!
He collapsed. It was very very scary. His mom, auntie Lisa was so worried. Some misguided soul dunked Sammy in water to cool him off and Sammy's heart was racing. Well, once they brought him back to the TBFR booth, momma told auntie Lisa that Dr Redding was at Bark in the Park and off they went to find him because as momma put it "I would not trust anyone else to treat any of our dogs".
Got to hand it to momma. She knew what she was talking about. Within seconds, Dr Redding was tending to Sammy and out came the magic acupuncture needles and voila` Sammy was all better. I mean instantly. I mean for real. I mean like WOW.
So, first and foremost THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU DR REDDING!!!
YOU ARE OUR HERO of
BARK IN THE PARK
THANK YOU HICKORY VETERINARY HOSPITAL!
Ya, know what kills me? Auntie Lisa. Ungrateful woman tried to talk Dr Redding into moving to Richmond.
Seriously! Not cool. NOT COOL. I share my vet you and you try to steal him? NOT COOL.
I almost want to say no biscotti for you!
And Dr. K we missed you. You are hiding from us?
Meeting some of the best people on earth in our rescue family.
Spending time with great friends on a sunny, warm VA day.
Sharing food and laughs.
Raising money for the best cause: the rescue, rehoming and rehabilitation of Bichons in need. [
like me! like I was before I got my forever family.]
Depending on how you see it.... another high/low.... Momma cheated on us and rubbed up against many many four leggeds. Really Brutus, et tu?????
Thank you to Yesterdish, the cupcakes and food were a hit. Thank you daddy for carting all that stuff,
and more than anything, Thank you volunteers for working so hard and making it a good event, THANK YOU EVERYONE who came out in support of TBFR.