In Memory of Bailey…

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…AN ONLINE BICHON BASH
FOR SMALL PAWS!
Though Bailey was not a rescue Bichon, Small Paws Rescue has long held a special place in our hearts. I am deeply moved and greatly appreciate that Romeo the Cat and his staff are devoting their March FURPOWER Fundraiser to Small Paws, as a memorial to Bailey!

 

WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT?
On January 15 my sweet girl Bailey was gently put to sleep. She was 13 years and 10 months old. Last year, we celebrated her birthday the entire month of March by asking people to do good things for their local shelters–whether it was donate money or time or goods.

This year, I’ve asked my friends Caroline and Romeo if they would help me raise some money for Small Paws Rescue as a memorial to my girl. Romeo is an excellent fundraiser for animal rescue, and his staff (Caroline) is a wonderful person who believes in Romeo’s goals of raising money to help other furry friends.

WHO IS SMALL PAWS RESCUE?
The Mission of Small Paws “is to rescue and supply Bichons Frise or Bichon mixes, nationwide, regardless of age or medical condition, with love, shelter, food, human companionship, medical care, and spay-
neuter services through local veterinarians until permanent placement is secured into a prescreened loving home.” I have been a part of this group for many years and they are incredible! They don’t give up! They move mountains in their efforts to match orphan Bichons with furever homes. Frankly, if a dog looks remotely like a Bichon, if a dog has had a passing acquaintanceship with a Bichon, they will help!

WHAT IS FURPOWER?
Furpower is Romeo the Cat’s fundraising program. Each month, Romeo and company selects a new animal charity for their monthly fundraiser. For March, it’s Small Paws Rescue!

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME (AND YOU)?
For me, I wanted to do something constructive and meaningful to help me find my way through the sadness I feel in the loss of my little pooch. For you, there’s a tax write-off and the satisfaction of doing something to help an incredible and deserving rescue group that has really made a difference in the lives of their “clients.” $1 or $100–it doesn’t matter how much because every little bit helps.

THE ONLINE BICHON BASH HAS BEGUN!
Come party with us! Visit My Fire Hydrant and Romeo the Cat all month long for celebration treats! Drop what you can spare in our donation bucket. You don’t have to be a little fluffy white dog to participate–though if you want to dress like one we promise not to give you funny looks.

4 thoughts on “In Memory of Bailey…

  1. Wendy Mishne

    I just sent photos to Romeo of our rescue Sophie. She was a breeder for the a
    Amish in Holmes County Ohio. She was not abused but terribly neglected. If you run into her photos you will see she no longer wants for anything. She is a delight and a gift of love to our family.
    Thank you to Bailey for picking Small Paws for your fundraiser. We need all the help we can get.
    Wendy, Sophie’s mom

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