Monday, October 3, 2011

Fundraising Sweetheart!

Hi everyone!  I know it has been FOREVER since I have posted anything.

Sweetheart is doing great.  She is holding her weight at around 61 pounds and is spoiled rotten as always.

Every year Fasthound participates in the United Way Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).  The CFC allows federal workers to contribute a portion of their pay to a charitable group or groups of their choice.  Fasthound has had the honor of being a part of the CFC campaign for the last several years.  The generous donations from federal employees have allowed us to be able to do blood panels and other extras for all of our dogs and it has allowed us to focus more on greyhound adoption outreach and awareness versus fundraising.

From September-November the CFC outreach is in full swing.  Federal agencies can request charitable groups to come to their offices and facilities to do speeches and such.  Well, we have a big air force base in Oklahoma City:  Tinker AFB.  It employees thousands of civilians and of course air force personnel.  Fasthound was asked to do a presentation to some of their civilian employees (jet mechanics I believe).  Guess who is going?  Yep, Sweetheart and I!!!  I made up a flyer (which I am having a devil of a time saving correctly for printing at Staples) about her story.  I am going to hand it out to each person attending the meeting and I plan on telling them all about her neglect and fabulous recovery.  I hope she is a good ambassadog and doesn't act like a goof.  :)   Hopefully her gruesome story of neglect will open some of their wallets.  I mean, really, who could resist her?  Obviously not me!

Sweetheart and I will be going to Tinker AFB this Wednesday from 12-3.  Wish us luck.  I plan on spiffing her up with a bath and one of her fancy collars.

Puppy (Gracie) has been in her foster to adopt home for about a week now.  She is doing fabulous there.  After the event at Tinker Wednesday I am going to pick her up and dogsit for the weekend.  Sweetheart will be thrilled to have her chew toy back.  She was a bit bored after Gracie left.

I hope everyone is doing well.  I am so excited that Sweetheart has the opportunity to do this event at Tinker AFB Wednesday!  I will give a report of how it went Wednesday evening hopefully.

Jess and Sweetheart