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Hello all! Happy May!

As many of you know…I ran the relay in the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday! And it was a hot one! 🙂

I ran with 4 other workers/volunteers/friends from the Western PA Humane Society, and I am so, so, so happy to let you know that we SMASHED our fundraising goal!

So a huge THANK YOU to every one who donated and shared our cause–many animals thank you!

We thought it would be funny to call ourselves “The Mutts” because of our mixed backgrounds–and because Mutts are the best breed! We made pretty good time considering our training backgrounds and that it was so hot outside!

We also did pretty good for being 99 years old. 😉

After the race, I wandered around the city and stopped by the finish line to watch everyone after the race. I also stopped by the Humane Society tent for a photo:

After walking around for a while, we decided to get lunch at one of my favorite places on the Northshore–Finnigan’s Wake! I got a salad and my favorite junk food:

Buffalo Chicken Dip!

However, my post running hunger was playing tricks on me–so I ended up eating the salad and downing some water. But the dip came home with me for a snack later!

Overall, it was another great experience and I really can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

xoxo

 

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What I do

I just had a couple of quotes that I love! And I just wanted to share them with you!

AM AN ANIMAL RESCUER~

My job is to assist God’s creatures
I was born with the need to fulfill their needs
I take in new family members without plan, thought, or selection
I have bought dog food with my last dime
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid
I have fallen in love a thousand times
and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body…

…I am an Animal Rescuer
My work is never done,
My home is never quiet
My wallet is always empty
But my heart is always full

~Annette King-Tucker

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter,the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love & hope, fear & dread, sadness & betrayal. And I was angry. “God”, I said, “this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?” God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly. “I have done something”, he replied. “I created you.” ~Unknown

I am very lucky and blessed to be able to help animals every day! I am doing what I love, and sometimes I take that for granted. But I am proud to say I have found my calling.

Do you love animals? Maybe you can’t afford a pet, or can’t have them where you rent. But you can help! Click here!  

xoxo.

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Hey all! Hope your weekend is treating you well. Mine is going by way to fast, per usual. But yesterday I got to participate in a great event!

I walked at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium to raise money for ALS. According to the ALS website:

It is a sad disease, and a lot of times people can go undiagnosed–many symptoms are just attributed to getting older. But the walk gave families and friends of those who suffer a time to celebrate lives and raise money for those affected!

And of course we had a blast looking at all of the animals!

I swear I could watch those Polar Bears swim all day! It was also good to catch up with friends from high school!

After the walk was over I figured I should do something with the Lululemon gift card I had burning a hole in my wallet. The Pittsburgh showroom is relocating into a full size store–so I guess they are having a sale right now!

It looks like it is going to be pretty big! 🙂

I ended up getting getting the “In Stride” jacket for $20 (usually $108!!) after my gift card. And the best part? I didn’t know it was on sale until they rang it up! Bonus!

On the way home I decided to stop at Trader Joe’s to grab some treats for my lunches this week. And somehow these beauties found their way into my basket:

Sometimes a girl just has to buy herself some flowers! 😉

Have a fabulous Sunday!

XoXo.

 

Never forget. ❤

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