Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lucky Dog

Saburo doesn't understand  how to
just LICK ice cream
Saburo was the lucky dog today because he got to go Lucky Dog in Webster Groves.   It's such a great store and they have the most beautiful collars and leashes in the area (but I'm probably biased) and they have all sorts of wonderful and unique doggie necessities.   Today they held a yard sale where a lot of their merchandise was on clearance.   That's one of the cool things about this store, they have a back yard and you can let your dog run around after you're done shopping.    It's a great benefit for a dog boutique.   I have to admit, I couldn't resist and bought a couple of great dog blankets and some cute, cute, cute accessories.    In addition to the yard sale, they were holding  an ice cream social to benefit Bi-State Pet Food Pantry.    The was ice cream AND toppings for humans and dogs alike.   Saburo got his treat and ate it in basically one bite.   It was hilarious - he ate it so quickly nobody could event get a good picture of him enjoying his goodies.

Bi-State Pet Food Pantry is a great cause.    People in our group have seen people have to give up their beloved pets due to the horrible economic times.    More dogs than I can count lost their homes because their people were foreclosed upon and homeless themselves.   Some people are literally homeless, others have to go into apartments where they can't afford the pet deposit or they don't accept pets and some people have to move in with relatives who won't accept the furry family members.   Things are really hard right now and some people can't afford dog or cat food or kitty litter.    When people are surviving on 25% of what they used to make by being on unemployment, a $20 bag of dog food can be completely out of reach for them.    I'm lucky that I volunteer with this group and since I've lost my job, my friends in the group have made sure I receive donated food for both my fosters and my personal dogs.    I've even received kitty litter and canned cat food - it's an enormous help.   Not only is it a help, but it's a huge weight taken off my shoulders knowing I don't have to worry about finding the money to feed my dogs and cats.   

I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with some folks from the Bi-State Food Pantry and they are really great people, and they're working very hard.   It was wonderful to see all the donations coming in from quite a few people.   One little boy made sure to bring in a couple of other necessities - a dog bed and a great loud pig toy.  :)   In this day and age, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the anger and negativity in the world.    But then, to be able to see a community come together to help animals and their owners .... well let's just see it reminds me not to give up on the human race just yet!

Saburo had a great time with an Italian Greyhound named Luigi.     They just played and played and played - they were so cute together.  He  was also able to visit with Becky's female dachshunds, Piper and Isabelle.    Oh my goodness, Saburo loves girl doxies!!    Piper is the dachshund he was found abandoned with in a yard in Jefferson County.    We're not sure if they "belonged" together but they spent their days bonding while they were in the clank together. 

Saburo loves his new blanket!
Lucky Dog is going to keep their clearance items available for another week.  You can see one of the great blankets I got as well as the cute mardi gras "clown collar" being modeled by  Saburo.   There was so much more I wanted to buy, but I thought it was only fair to let some other people get in on the action.   :) 

One of my favorite things about Lucky Dog is the owner, Beth and her resident dachshund expert, Boomer.   Both ladies are unbelievably friendly and know all of their customers by first name.    They're very kind and generous people and they're always trying to help local rescue groups and other animal causes.    Since they do so much to help us, make sure to frequent their establishment and let them know you support all the good work they do.

Saburro with a lady on each arm ... what a LUCKY DOG  :)


  1. It was a great day and I met some new wonderful people, your right, Lucky Dog is FANTASTIC!! Everyone there is always so friendly and they LOVE the pooches too!

  2. Thanks for the shout out Kim! You summed up ourission perfectly.
    ---Kylie from bi-state pet food pantry

  3. Wish I could have gone! But we where going to Loufest in the evening and I had to work in the morning. Thanks for letting me know about the yard sale lasting for another week! I need some things for Moxie, well ok I don't NEED NEED but I want to spoil him. :) Go Bi-State Pantry and Lucky Dog!