I thought it was Woodstock?

The summer has drawn to a close and we’ve been met with the first day of fall. Me, Malakai, Rae and Jayda had a great summer filled with road trips to places like Denver and Niagara Falls.

woofstock 2During our times away, Mickey and Jayda got to have a taste of the country life. They were lucky enough to stay with their Uncle Fish who has a large farm and plenty of room to run and play.

I’ve been scouting the Greater Lafayette Area for doggy events and I can’t be more excited to announce the 6th annual Woofstock Benefit Concert and dinner to┬ábenefit Natalie’s Second Chance. I am honored to say that I get to participate in this event by catering with Texas Roadhouse.

I’ll be sure to take loads of photos for you all and post about the event this weekend.

How was everyone’s summer? What did you do? Did your fur-kids get to go on any adventures with you?

Running and eating cookies for the dogs

I had the opportunity to attend the Cookie Crumbler 5k last Saturday and was able to meet a few adoptable dogs and speak with a few regular volunteers at Natalie’s Second Chance.

The 5k, hosted by Purdue University as a fundraiser for Natalie’s Second Chance No-Kill Dog Shelter, took runners all the way around campus.

Half way through the race the runners were offered a half dozen Insomnia cookies to help fuel them up for the rest of their run.

There were so many people there, some running their first ever race, everyone seemed to be having a good time. I was able to catch a few video clips of people interacting with each other and adoptable dogs.

I also had the opportunity to speak with several runners and even a regular volunteer with Natalie’s Second Chance.

Natalie’s is a huge part of the Greater Lafayette Community. Most everyone in the area has done something to try to help Natalie and her dogs. Many organizations on campus volunteer and donate to the dogs regularly.

If you would like to donate to Natalie’s veterinary bill fund or just donate to the shelter in general you can find their PayPal information on their website.

What a night for Natalie’s Second Chance

Sylvia’s Brick Oven was exploding with people last night. I arrived around 5:30 p.m. and was already have difficulty finding a place to park. It was even reported by one guest that they had to park two whole blocks away! That’s a long distance here in the big town of Lafayette.

In fact, it was so busy that according to Natalie’s Facebook page this morning, Sylvia’s Brick Oven ran out of spaghetti and extended the event to Valentine’s Day at 10 p.m.

Natalie's Donation Box

The donation box resting on a rustic piano in the lobby.

It was so great to see so many people of our community at Sylvia’s Brick Oven to support the dogs and Natalie’s Second Chance. Natalie herself was beaming with excitement and looked gorgeous in her long, black dress.

I had the opportunity to speak with Natalie for a short while and she told me that she is so incredibly grateful for all that the community does for the non-profit no-kill shelter. She told me that the shelter had veterinary bills in excess of $6,000 and hoped the SPAYgetti and NO meatBALLS event would put a dent in those bills. Continue reading

Doggie Date Night, anyone?

Love is in the air, the cold wind is blowing relationships closer together and pups in shelters are tucked into their kennels dreaming of finding their perfect humans and u-hauling it into the home of their dreams.

What better gift could you give yourself than a canine companion? A canine companion is someone who will be there when you wake up in the morning staring you in the face nose to cold, wet nose; someone that will be there to kiss away your tears when your human relationship fumbles through milestones. Someone that will love you even on your grungiest sweatpants and hair tie kind of day.

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