Friday, May 18, 2012

Stuff to do coming up

There's quite a few dog events coming up - so I thought I'd do one of my posts outlining a few of them.

First up is that the Great Dane's of Nova Scotia group are having a walk at Point Pleasant Park on Monday morning at 11am - they haven't figured out yet where they're actually meeting up yet at the park - so you'll have to go to their facebook page to check out where the meet up spot will be - so if you want to walk with a bunch of very cute small horses - you don't need to have a great dane to walk with them - you just have to love them - and who doesn't? is a fantastic local organization - that is also a national organization that helps keep aging dogs and their aging owners - together. Their "goal is to enable older adults, living at home and with challenges affecting dog care, to continue to benefit from their relationship with their canine companions."

They're looking for volunteers and are having 2 information sessions coming up - and are having a big fundraiser coming up that sounds really interesting - on May 22nd from 1-3 pm they're going to have an Information Session at the Keshen Goodman Library 330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax and on May 24th from 6-8pm they're going to be at the Atlantic Superstore 3601 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax.

They're looking for volunteers to help with Dog Care Support for Seniors, Foster Dog Care, Professional Care, Professional, Artistic, and Technical, Leadership, Education and Outreach, Wool and Wood Working Program.

Their fundraiser is happening Saturday June 2nd - starting at 2pm - there's going to be a silent auction, raffles, and information about Elderdog Canada - the main attraction for the afternoon though is going to be a musical performance by 9 time award winner Hal Bruce.

You can call 1-855-366-4266 or email to get directions to the event or to find out more about

Next weekend is going to be CRAZY - there is so much stuff going on I don't know if we'll be able to get to everything.

On Saturday May 26th from 9am to 2pm Second Chance Charity for Animals is having their semi-annual humungous yard sale and barbecue outside the Dartmouth SPCA shelter on Scarfe Court in Burnside - it is a huge yard sale where you'll find everything for super super cheap - and you might even find a kitchen sink or two - and all proceeds go toward the Nova Scotia SPCA and several other very needy cat rescues which include Pick of the Litter, TAPA, and several others - it's a must do on the rescue friendly pet owners schedule.

On Saturday May 26th the North End Dartmouth Cat Initiative is hosting the next Spay-ghetti Dinner Fundraiser at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Dartmouth from 4 to 7pm - Choose your favorite kind of spaghetti sauce, garlic bread, dessert buffet, tea & coffee. All for only $10. They want to sell all the tickets in advance - so go check out their facebook page to buy your ticket directly from the organizers.

Sunday May 27th from 11am to 3pm there's going to be a doggy expo up in the Annapolis Valley - I have no idea about geography - so you'll have to go their facebook page to get proper directions - it looks like it's going to be a ton of fun though with lots of stuff to see and things to do - so I think it's going to be worth the drive.

One of the hardest working rescues in Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia Lab Rescue - is having one of their major yearly fundraisers coming up in June - the "Big Doggy Doo" - a live auction that's going to happen out at Shooter's Restaurant out in Enfield starting at 6pm on Saturday June 9th, 2012 - if you think about the idea that labrador retrievers are the #1 popular pet - it makes sense that they're also the most popular animal that you see comes into rescue - so lab rescue sees a lot of animals coming through their doors - they use every cent they fund-raise.

June 22nd and 23rd the Nova Scotia SPCA is hosting the 2nd Annual Animal Wellness Conference at the NSCC Waterfront Campus starting at 8am - I went last year and am going this year and it's a ton of fun, you learn a lot of new things, you get to meet a lot of local people and it's a super time for networking - it's a wonderful resource that the NS SPCA has created and is well worth the money.

Liscombe Lodge is going to be the setting for another weekend of "Dogs Gone Wild" the weekend of June 22nd to 24th - I really wish I could take the time to go to one of these weekends - the agenda sounds fabulous, and Liscombe Lodge looks like an amazing place to spend time at. The "fun-filled weekend includes sessions on pet etiquette, pet photography, good nutrition tips, doggie Olympics, agility courses, guided hikes and more!" Check out Liscombe Lodge's website to find out more about what the weekend is all about - and if you go - I will be good and jealous.

I've bought a new ring - I had it made on Etsy - it symbolizes the commitment I have made to the dogs and the lifestyle my Dad worked so hard to provide for me. I don't want to forget that my Dad wanted above all else for me to be happy - and for me sometimes, that is the hardest thing to be.

1 comment:

  1. Love the ring and its meaning.

    Consider yourself HUGGED.