Category: other organizations

Volunteer Gig: Feed My Starving Children

It’s called Feed My Starving Children, which is a bit of a turnoff for me (Note:  Not sure if it is the word “my” or the word “starving”.  Wouldn’t “Feed the Children” have been enough?). But my co-workers like it a lot so when…

Orphans of the Storm – 2013 Pooch Parade

Due to The Incident, I had to cancel a trip to St Louis with my nephew.  So I was available for yesterday’s Pooch Parade, and my doctor cleared me for it.  This was the 7th Annual 2-Mile Walk to raise funds for Orphans of…

I Went to the Chicagoland Pet Expo and Didn’t Take Any Pictures

Which makes me extremely lame.  However, the show has become less interesting to me since: I am not in the market for a new pet.  For like, the next decade or so. Many of the groups I enjoyed visiting were not present. Of the…

2012 Year in Review

In the past year, I read lots of books, did lots of volunteering, adopted two pets and joined a  gym.  I also had a really good year at work.  Outside of the office, here is how I want to step it up: Reading I…

Pictures with Wanda the Witch

I am sure I’ve told you all that the best way to get me to attend your fundraiser is to have an event that involves my dogs.  Today, The Buddy Foundation held a fundraiser at its facility in Arlington Heights where my dogs could…

Miles for Mothers – The Puppy Mill Project Walk 2012

Fiona’s weekend adventures began Friday night, when she had a rematch with a skunk in the backyard. Skunk 2 – Fiona 0 My mother, Kay, had mocked me after the first battle, when I purchased an Emergency De-Skunker Kit (Read as: Two bottles of…

Run for Shelter – Wright Way Rescue 2012

Yesterday Fiona and I continued our tour of the pet rescue walk circuit with Wright Way Rescue’s Run for Shelter event. In addition to the 5K, there is a picnic that is also billed as a bit of a family reunion.  Since so much…

No Bully Walk & Party – Second Hand Snoots

Earlier in the week, I saw..somewhere that Second Hand Snoots, a rescue based in Gurnee, Illinois, was holding a fundraiser in Northbrook.  While I couldn’t spend the day with them, Fiona and I participated in their morning walk.   This was our third charity…

2012 Orphans of the Storm Pooch Parade

Next up on the circuit if North Suburban charity dog walks was the Pooch Parade to benefit Orphans of the Storm.  I didn’t catch the number of participants, but their Facebook pages says they raised $7,000.  Again, Fiona was perfectly pleasant, greeted people and…

Heartland K9 Walk of Love 2012

All last summer I waited for Gibbs to be old enough (he didn’t finish his puppy shots until August) and mature enough to start doing charity walks with me.  There are several local animal shelters and they all have such events when the weather…