Ruff Stuff–Mom and Girl Date

My girl and I have been meaning to take some time, just the two of us to do something special. A friend and colleague of mine told me about a dog game show that we might like to attend. Her dog Scruffy, would be a contestant. The show is called Life’s Ruff and is part of the Dog Saving Network. My girl and I had a blast. She was called up to the stage a few times during the performance to be a contestant with the dogs. I thought she was going to freak out, but she was cute as ever. The dogs were amazing. They had a cartoon sketch artist there to draw pictures of your pooches. We of course had one made….photo to come.
They talked to us about Positive Reinforcement Training for the dogs. I know we don’t do this at our house, but my girl, determined to get Monty and Clementine into the show had me shop for treats, a treat bag and she designed a training booklet to track the dogs’ progress. We almost came home with this guy. She told me she’d give up Budget if we could take him home. Oh yeah, and his name is Chaos. 160 pound of just what we need…..

Training book cover she designed for the dogs.

Devoted dog lover and her sweet talented Scruffy.

My sweet girl and the prize she really wants from the day. Meet Chaos. He’s up for adoption. A 2 year old victim of a bad divorce.

Happy new year!!! Happy fundraising

I am obsessed with soliciting donations to the fun fair silent auction. See the local businesses that are donating items here. The thing is that I am not even on the committee. Oh well, I have been getting such a great response. Now I can’t stop. I’ve been contacting local Etsy crafters and artists. They have been awesome!

Each of these guys have agreed to donate something. Go to the links. Let’s make them see it’s worth it. Who wouldn’t want some of this stuff???

Brenda Abdullah Designs
make No Small Plans
Darren Thompson fine art
Love Felt Creations
Rebecca Plotnick Photography
Form Work(Irving Mom)
Uniquely Crafty
Aliz Mikesell Designs (oddly enough I went to high school with Alix)
Fresh and Modern Quilts
Berwyn Betty’s Bath Shop
Baking Cake
Me Wear A whopping $100 gift certificate!! (she went to Irving!!!!)
Nancy and Burt
Pinwheel Anna
Sew Collision
Crafty Chicks
Polda Pop Designs She’s trying to draw hits to her new blog!
Pigs in Scarves
The White Iris Boutique
Sunshine Corner
The Littlest Owl
Dream Attic
Mindsimedia (another Irving alumnus)

Now I’m losing money. I just had to buy this from the shop. Soooo cute!