Socializing to benefit good things
Fences for Fido is a local (but expanding) totally volunteer organization that provides free fences in order to get tethered and chained dogs off those chains and give them (and their families) a better quality of life. They also provide insulated doghouses, veterinary and spay/neuter services when necessary. When the circumstances require it, they can help re-home dogs.
FfF has gotten over 800 dogs off chains in the last 5 years. They helped push through an anti-tethering law in the Oregon Legislature last year. I've been on a couple fence builds, helped build doghouses and the events are always fun and so fullfilling.
This organization is truly an example of how a few creative, dedicated caring people can really make a difference in their community.
|This fundraiser brought in over $60K to help dogs!|
Socializing against all odds
Spring in Oregon is often characterized as 'the season with warmer rain'. And while I can't really complain after spending 2 months in the dry and sunny Southwest, we've had a lot of rain here in the PNW in the last 2 months. A . . . lot . . . of . . . rain. But, as we say up here, "If we waited for a sunny day, we'd never go outside!" So, despite the heavy rain, I was determined to hold a traditional Memorial Day BBQ. Yup, this is sometimes the price folks must pay for being my friend - getting soaked holding an umbrella over the grill. At least the food was yummy!
|Happy Memorial Day BBQ|
Socializing with the pre-verbal
'Mama' and 'Dada' are about the limits to my grand-nephews vocabulary - but, we're working hard on it! Having fun with these little guys is making it hard for me to want to get out in the trailer camping!
|Very happy little twin brothers|