Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Past Couple Of Days Have Been Exhausting, But It Was SO Worth It...

It's been a long and exhausting couple of days. Yesterday, I spent over 4 hours baking homemade cookies for the humans and dog treats. Lisa tackled the housework and other odds and ends. Then, at 2:30 p.m. Lisa suited up as the Easter Bunny so we could make the rounds in our neighborhood for pet photos. We raised $66. The money collected for these photos went towards the Raise The Roof Campaign. It's a long term fundraising event to raise $10,000 for a new roof for the Ledyard Pound.

By 7 p.m. we were done making our rounds. I made a quick dinner. After Lisa and the kids went to bed, I put the fresh baked human and pup cookies in baskets and took care of other miscalenous stuff for the main event.

The main event was today at the Pet Supplies Plus in Groton, CT from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. We left the house at 9:30 and arrived almost an hour later.

We made a pitstop for coffee...

During the first couple of hours at the event, we were slammed. At one point, we had a line of people waiting. With their fur-kids. To get a photo with the Easter Bunny.

We were both in our glory!

Towards the last hour and a half of the event, things died down. We had spurts of short lines. And, during this time, we had a pet parent bring 2 kitties and another bring a bunny.

Lisa was such a great sport during last night's neighborhood run and today. The headpiece for the costume had very little ventilation. She was soaked with sweat. I felt her pain. On several occasions throughout my life I've worn a costume that was similar in in the suffocating headpiece.

I brought lots of Vitamin Water to keep her hydrated.

At the end of the day, and including the $66 we raised the day before, we all raised $370 for the Raise The Roof Campaign.

That made us all happy.

It was a great day. We had so much fun.

We want to thank everyone who donated to this great cause.

I also want to thank one of our favorite humans for taking care of our kids while we were gone today. She is the only human we trust to take care of our kids.

Not only did she take our kids out and spend lots of time with them, she made a scrumptious dinner tonight and invited us upstairs. After an exhausting day, this was appreciated beyond words.

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
~Vincent Van Gogh~

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