Greetings Sonoma! Here’s another “why I love Sonoma” story. My Dad & I went to see Tony Bennett at the Green Music Center last Friday night. It was beyond amazing as he put his microphone down for the last song and sang “Fly Me To the Moon” al fresco as it were. The Weill Hall is an absolutely state of the art acoustically designed music venue and Mr. Bennett put on an incredible performance. Then we drove home to the smell of manure fertilizer and the Super Moon shining down on the vineyards on Stage Gulch Rd. God, I love this place!
This weekend we are pleased to announce our Paws for a Cause event has been sold out since Wednesday and we want to thank everyone for their generous support. I know we will all have a blast out at the Vintage Kennel Club barn on Saturday night. You are welcome to donate even if you can’t make it to the event. Paws is our major annual fundraiser and we won’t be having any major events until next spring when we do Tailwags & Handbags.
Speaking of fundraising, a huge shout out to our Groovy Kids that are coming for today for our pizza party today. These kids who I have written about individually have been donating their hard earned allowance, birthday, lemonade stand and tooth fairy money to Pets Lifeline for over the past 2 years. Charlotte, Madeline, Audrey, Ella, Charlie, Gabe, Sophia, Claire, Annika, Shawnee, Carlie and Alexandra. These kids, completely of their own volition, have come into the shelter at various times throughout the year to donate to the animals in our care. It truly touches my heart and reminds me what an impact animals have on all our lives. These youngsters are the future of animal advocacy and community giving. Take notice Sonoma!
We had a great time last Sunday, August 10th at the Bark in the Park festival at the Sonoma Stompers Game. We had some of our shelter dogs with their “adopt me” vests and even our big mobile cage with kittens. We love our Sonoma Stompers and how cool is it that we have a professional baseball team in town. It was a very relaxed day at Arnold Field with folks & their dogs sitting in the grandstands, out in the bleachers and in the Cline Cellars seating. There were no dog incidents, it wasn’t that hot and a good time was had by all. We love being Rawhide’s sponsor and love that Pets Lifeline and the Stompers can support each other. Pets and baseball are a purrrfect match.
Kitten season is still in full swing with a mom and 1 day old babies and 3 other little kittens who just found their way to the shelter. The kitten room is still a bevy of activity, but the color scheme has shifted back to black with a bunch of black & tuxedo cuties taking up residence. I love the kitten room. Hours of endless entertainment.
We have sweet canine companions for you at the shelter, so please come visit them. And be sure not to judge too quickly when you see them in the kennel. There is always so much more to them than what you first see behind the chain link. It’s all about the connection you make and when you take them out of their kennel environment and meet them either in the trailer or out in the yard you get a much better sense of the dog they are meant to be. So if someone looks cute, but barked at you or was shy, go get a staff person and ask about the dog. If you like what you hear, we can do a face to face meet. In other words, give ‘em a chance!
Until we meet again...peace, love and paws.