|Saburo doesn't understand how to|
just LICK ice cream
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!|
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 :)|