honor my mother. Mom and I never really saw eye to eye on most things. We drove each other crazy, but we always agreed on our
love for animals. I grew up with an abundance of pets and Mom never
said no to another dog or kitty. We always rescued. When I was a
teenager, I volunteered as a dog walker. A few
years ago, before she got a regular job, my daughter Rebeca volunteered
there as a cat cuddler.”
“Three years ago, Mom passed away from
cancer. Because I miss her
and being able to “talk dog” with her, I decided to step up my efforts
and really try to make a difference as a way of remembering her.
Previously, I had walked in the
fundraiser but didn’t really do more than show up.”
“As you and I
both know, Corgi people are great! Our group loves to gather for fun and
fellowship. Some are like I was; they just show up for the event.
Others are more driven and really try to get the money in for the
shelter, and I am especially thankful for those folks. Many on Team Low
Rider are shelter volunteers and their hearts are really in it.”
FUNdraising. Adopted Connie is the newest member of Geri’s family. “We
got her recently from the Humane Society we’re
fundraising for. She’s a bundle of energy who loves to fetch!”
at the hip or anything, but the squabbles have been few and far between.
Sidney likes to be close but not too close to his people, and Connie likes to be right in our laps. Good thing she’s small! I think Mom would have REALLY loved
Connie and her cuddly ways.”
let you know when it’s published, but from what I hear the publisher
LOVES the Corgis. Sid’s lady friend Maggie is also going to be in the
book, so they will be well represented. Several full page pics!”
“That’s right. Your Sidney is a: Canine Good Citizen, Therapy dog, Rally-O dog, Calendar pin-up, a published model and fundraiser extraordinaire!” See? I can pick ’em. It’s not all about the good looks, though clearly my Sidney is no slouch in that department.