IT'S HERE! IT'S STRUT YOUR MUTT SEASON!!!
This Year, I will be walking in honor of my Precious Caesar (a.k.a. Chunky Ninja; Skeez; Fathead...). Caesar came into our life purly by chance and his impact on our life was enourmous. He was such a HUGE presence in our home and when we lost him on January 21st, the void and pain left was unbearable. But then an amazing thing happened, Long Island Bulldog Rescue's amazing Leader, Laurette Richin asked if I could pick up and foster a baby girl English Bulldog from a shelter in Maryland. I really wasn't sure about the "fostering" part, but of course I'd pick her up and keep her temperarily while we found a "foster to adopt" home. That, as most of you know, is not how it played out. This little Black Tornado of engery, Dahlia-Pearl came barging into my home and we were instantly under her spell. She is a Princess, a Daddy's Girl, and most of all, a HEALER. She has helped us grieve and heal from losing Caesar, and while we will feel his absence for ever, because of Long Island Bulldog Rescue, Dahlia-Pearl has made his passing
I'm taking part in Strut your Mutt because as an LIBR volunteer, I have personally seen the lengths this organization will go to save a dogs life. This breed can be a medically expensive breed, and each year, the more popular the breed becomes, the more surrenders we have come into the rescue due to disreputable breeders and lack of education of the breed.
This is a cause that means SO MUCH to me and my family and I would love to have y'all join us for the walk. If you can’t do the walk, please support my lifesaving efforts to reach my goal of raising $2000 by donating to my Strut Your Mutt fundraiser.
To donate click here to visit my personal page http://support.bestfriends.org/goto/shawnij
On behalf of Caesar, Barcley, Henri Wrinkler and Dahlia-Pearl, I thank you very very much! Shawni