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Four legs, a lick and a wag

Dear Friends,

Hold on to your hat, wipe your boots off and give yourself a wiggle waggle. The annual Ark dinner auction raised about $11,260.00. Do you know what that means? It means ALL my friends at the sanctuary can have better medical care and attention. Thank you for your donation, thank you for attending, thank you for helping, and thank you for putting your dollars in my special little vest. I had a blast. I saw old friends and made some new ones.

We collected $500.00 this year in that special little vest. I know one thing; those coins are heavier than that paper money. May I make a suggestion? Only paper money next year. Ha, just kidding. We will take your coins, too. I will just need to beef up a little more. We have something special planned for next year already. I heard my town mom talking about several schools being involved. Hmm, I wonder what that means?

If you check out the web site or the face book page you can see the 78 dogs that attended the Lake Area Veterinary group Paws for a Cause dog walk and run in Sturgis. What an awesome day. There were big dogs, little dogs, in-between dogs, young dogs, dogs with wisdom showing and would you believe no fights! I don’t think I have ever seen so many dogs. Everyone was having fun and laughing and walking and just enjoying the day. Thank you Lake Area staff for organizing this great event! Wiggles and wags to all of you!

You will want to stop by Radiant Hair Salon during the Corn School week. Ark will be there with pictures of the dogs up for adoption and you will have a chance to win some fall decorations. I am not sure what decorations are but it might be something you would like. Who knows, maybe I will even be there!

My little friend Addie has had quite a time the last few weeks. She is a tiny poodle but she is mighty. She had to have surgery for a whole bunch of stuff and she had it at Purdue. My lake mom wrinkles her nose when Purdue is mentioned as she is a Michigan State person. Purdue did some serious stuff with Addie; she had a hole in her tummy. It was kind of tough on her mom and dad and her brother Irish. I am glad to tell you that she is doing very well. I am glad as she is fun to play with. You mind your mom and dad Addie and soon we will be able to play together again.

The bees are buzzing. You know what that means. That means for us canines we might get stung. Ouch, that has happened to me and to Gertie. Sometimes we step on the bee and sometimes they just get our ears or other places. Watch out for us. If it happens something my town mom calls Benadryl helps. It makes us sleepy but it helps with the ouch that those pesty little bees cause.

Quote of the week: “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France.

Have a great week, see you at Corn School!

Your ‘fur-ever’ friend, Buddy