This weekend I volunteered at an event for my personal favorite organization: the Humane Society. It’s not that I don’t love people, people are the best! (Except for when they’re the worst.) But I love animals. I always have. Since I can remember, I have always wanted to have lots of pets. I plastered my closet (aka secret fort) when I was a kid in bunny, kitty and puppy photos that I’d haphazardly torn from old calendars. I had guinea pigs, hamsters, cats, and even a bunny or two when I was still a young resident of my parents house and forbidden to get a dog until I “had my own place”. So in college, my roommates and I adopted a cat who we named Holden Catfield (I’m a huge Catcher in the Rye fan, obviously) and loved him dearly as our little furry son. Then when Brandon and I bought a house, before we even moved in, we rescued a dog. Hendrix. Needless to say he was an amazing dog and we loved him more than words, but he was only here to brighten our lives for a short while and now he’s running around doggy heaven, probably humping angels. And then, two months later, we rescued Mac, who has quickly filled the empty space that was left. And I’m steadily working on Brandon to adopt another one, but he’s taking his sweet old time with that one. All this to say, I am a huge supporter of animal shelters and rescuing animals, and there are so many that need loving homes. And if I can give a few hours of my life to help that cause, you can bet I will. Which brings me to this year’s annual Fur Ball Gala.
I mean, look at these faces…
Zeppelin, Stefan and Womp Womp. Gahhh. I love them all. Stefan was *this close* to coming home with me that night. I’m telling you, one more cocktail and he was mine.
Speaking of cocktails, how cute are these??
These pretty little numbers were in the VIP reception (which our job was to guard and make sure everyone who entered was legit and had a VIP pass). Each one was named something adorable (sorry I don’t remember, something about Clifford the Big Red Dog and Blues Clues?), ether way, they were not only pretty, but tasted delightful. What? I had to make sure they were good enough for the guests…
Many thanks to my sweet friend Megan who came along to help out this year, I couldn’t have turned away the riff-raff without you <3
It was a wonderful event and I’m sure they raised some much-needed funds to support their amazing organization. So many awesome items were donated for the silent auction and the staff really did a tremendous job.
I would encourage all of you to check out your local Humane Societies (or other animal rescues) and see what you can do to help! Even just a few rolls of paper towels or peanut butter jars for treats are GREATLY appreciated if you don’t have the time to volunteer, and these small contributions do more than you know.
And just because, here’s a cute picture of Mac.
And in case you’re wondering, I am one of those dorks that has a magnet on my car with something about how I rescued my best friend. You can stop rolling your eyes now.