day two of the open house was just as great as day one.
Carol · Jun. 24, 2012
we had the paws2dance club here providing a demo of dog dancing for their upcoming "shadows of eternity' show..sat nov 3 and sunday nov 4 at the Bell Performing Arts Center in Surrey. proceeds from their show will be going to SAINTS this year...super nice people and some pretty damn adorable (and talented) dogs...i thoroughly enjoyed watching the dogs and their folks!
all totalled, we had over 300 visitors thru the two day open house this year who so kindly and generously donated more than $4000 to help support us plus they brought with them many items from our wish list. so many people are truly interested and invested in what we do here and they were so kind and supportive today.
some pictures of today`s visitors
i know i don't run around here all gaggingly warm and fuzzy, gushing every day, personal thank you's and pats on the back to our wonderful volunteers. but...i do know every single minute of every single day how truly wonderful our volunteers are and how so very lucky we are to have them. this weekends success is a tribute to the greatness of caring and the dedication to the animals that our volunteers put into action.....we are who we are and we have achieved what we have achieved and we have helped who we have helped....because of them.
new incoming today...saints welcomes riley, a senior emaciated, very weak and disabled collie. we will see if with a good med combo, vet care, diet and some extra nursing care support, if we can get her back up on her feet and some meat on her bones. not sure if she is just too old or if maybe with a few tweaks in her geriatric care...if she can possibly get moving and have some fun again. we will see how she does.
riley is a very sweet dog.
BIG HUGE THANK YOU TO KEVIN TODAY FOR GETTING THE BARN CAMERAS WORKING AGAiN!!!!!!
apparently a fuse blew with the power outage last night but happily because he could fix it we are now back on line. YAY!!! i can watch the horses at night again!!!
oh and today we all got to see previous saints...cabot, hootie, sidney and odin...all of them stopped by for a visit and all of them look absolutely great...another big YAY!!!!!
i think the volunteers should post some of their most happy, funny or touching open house moments..be they people or animal..i sure would be interested in knowing some more details and stories about these past two very busy and very full days!!!!
Here are pictures of some of the newbies
The new cripped rooster - Charley
Rascal the cat
One of the comments I got on my tours was also how well organized it was. Most people could not believe how big the place is and how many animals. And, there were several people who went through the tour twice just so they could go see all the animals again.
I missed Odin, but Hootie and Sydney looked great and were sure attached to their mom.