FETCH for a Cure

Happy Dogs on Thursday, little friday and Thankful Thursday.  Gretchen introduced FETCH a Cure on their blog already, so I’ll just share the items that caught my attention in the email that alerted us to the existence of such.

Sadly, Gg’s guilt trip isn’t going to work; we won’t be going tomorrow night, but I am going to explore and get to know the organization better and see if it is something we’d like to be affiliated with.  However, the art below is ALMOST enough to tempt me to change my mind…

Those caught my eye in a Virginia Living email yesterday and led me to click over and learn a bit about FETCH and their upcoming pet parade and auction.  I’d love to have any of those pieces of art, but I am especially torn between the bottom two… not that it matters since I’m not attending and there’s no online or proxy bid options that I can find.  Booo!

Are there any cool pet charitable events in your community?  I’ve seen a doghouse auction on another blog, and I have a local friend who hosts a pet food drive holiday party with her mom every year, but I’m curious… 

MugsySee…  We are pondering starting a canine – or pet – glaucoma charity.  Mugsy and I were well on our way to starting our own charity to provide support for pets with mobility issues and their owners, but sadly his spinal cord strokes took his life before we got that off the ground, and carrying on without his cheerful, determined spirit was too much for me.  (Why yes, I misted up just typing that.)

Abrupt transition to Thankful Thursday.  I’m thankful that the heatwave has broken, and if not this afternoon, tomorrow for sure, Sissy will get her MUCH NEEDED walk.  I’m thankful that we have had these precious, sweet dogs who have given us far more than they’ve required from us… and yes, our fur-kids tend to be high maintenance, but still, I stand by that statement.  I’m also thankful to be knitting again!

What are you thankful for today?

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13 comments on “FETCH for a Cure

  1. Nichole says:

    Those pieces of art are beauteous… I’d love to have any one myself! So cool. I’d love it if you started a dog charity… and I’d love to be involved/on the board if you’d like, so keep me posted. 🙂

    I’m thankful the tornadoes didn’t hit us last night (see my post)……

  2. gMarie says:

    ::a vet I love and trust who doesn’t think I’m overreacting::a husand who loves me::a job I’m good at even if it stresses me to the bone::knitting and sewing::clothes that make me feel good::rain::

    Those dogs are lovely! We had the Pigs on Parade in Seattle one year and they got auctioned off, but I don’t remember what the ’cause’ was and honestly they prices were prohibitive for the general public to buy. And that middle one? Could be Beauregard James – Bloodhound extrodinaire. Please go buy it for me 😉

    g

  3. Sue says:

    Love those sculptures and would welcome any of them. A few years ago the HUmane Shelter had a contest for the best knit dog sweater. We came in second. All the sweaters went to shelter dogs. But Missouri is a major puppy mill state and the people here aren’t as dog friendly as other places.

    We’d like to get involved with a charity and I’ll have to look into that.

  4. AlisonHyde says:

    I love seeing what creative people come up with, in any medium.

  5. Mary says:

    Thankful I am working from home today and not commuting the 100 miles. And, I am with you, thankful the heat is not as extreme as it was…just missed some v. nasty storms last night about 10 miles up the road. Enough with the storms already.

  6. Marjie says:

    I’m thankful that my dearly beloved’s first cataract surgery is done and healing well, the second eye will be done in 2 weeks, and he can see again! Thankful for great kids and a wonderful dog. Also thankful that the heat wave broke, but the sun is still shining.

  7. Kathy says:

    Love the art, very creative.

    I’m thankful to have you as a friend and for you sharing the girls 😉

  8. Terrie says:

    Those art pieces are really cool! It would be awesome if you started a pet glaucoma charity.

  9. Kristin says:

    We have bark in the park here!

  10. Barbara says:

    FETCH is a super idea, Chan! I don’t think we have anything like that in our area and we should.
    Love that doggie art and I’d choose the middle one. Almost looks Shaker.

  11. Louise says:

    A pet glaucoma charity is a wonderful idea, Chan. I’m not certain but there doesn’t appear to be much going on with charitable organizations for pets around my neck of the woods. Now, I’m curious. I will be checking…

    I’m off to check out the girl’s blog.

  12. Amy Darsie says:

    Today … well, I have one big thing to be thankful for. 😉

  13. britknitter says:

    Love those doggies!

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