Few tickets remain for ‘Miracle’
Pettales: All the bark at Pets Lifeline
Hello Sonoma! Welcome to winter in the Wine Country.
Wet weather makes it very challenging to get our dogs out for their exercise. Thankfully, the sun came out last Sunday just in time for Santa Paws. It was a great success with more than 74 photos taken with people and their pets. There were mostly dogs, but we did have a couple of cats and even some bunnies came by to see Jolly St. Nick.
Can I just share with all of you what a gem our Santa is? He was non-stop all day with big dogs, little dogs, kids and always with a smile and kind word. And shout out to our photographer Melania and her daughter, Cedora, for their tireless efforts to make the dogs look at the camera. What a hoot.
And no Santa Paws would be complete without the help of our “crafters” – those wonderful women whose creativity and generosity blend together to bring us great holiday crafts, custom wreaths, gift wrapping and baked goods to sell at Santa’s workshop. With all our heart, we thank Gayle Farr, Jayne Kincade, Elfreide Whitcher, Pat and Bonnie Patarelli for bringing the warmth of the season to the day.
This Sunday, Dec. 9, don’t miss the most delicious happening of the season. We celebrate the “Miracle on 8th Street” with a holiday feast at Ramekins prepared by some of our favorite chefs in town. We have only a few tickets left, so if you don’t have yours yet, stop reading this column and call us at 996-4577, 109, or go to petslifeline.org to get your tickets.
We witness miracles everyday at Pets Lifeline. We see cats and dogs completely turn around from states of fear and confusion to happy waggy-tailed and purring creatures. We nurture sick and hurt animals back to a healthy happy life. Then we get to experience the joy it brings to a person or a family when they adopt an animal. Bringing people and animals together is part of our mission statement and we want to continue our good work for as long as we are needed. Of course, the joke in animal shelter circles is that our goal of no more homeless animals basically means we would be out of a job. But we have a ways to go before that happens.
So if you can’t make it to our “Miracle on 8th Street” event on Sunday, please don’t hesitate to send a donation and help us keep these miracles alive. Our holiday mailer was sent to more than 7,500 people, but if you didn’t get it, don’t let that stop you. You can go to our website and send in a donation.
It’s the purr-fect time of year to donate as tax time is just around the corner. Through your generous donations, it give us a little more breathing room to actually do the work we are meant to do.
At Pets Lifeline, we celebrate the compassion of the community we live in everyday. So go hug your cat, dog, bird, kid, wife, parent, etc. and remember to be kind to all critters.
With a wag and a woof, ciao for now.