Thursday, January 30, 2014

P.A.W.S. Tinley Park - Bark and Brew

Last Saturday, I attended P.A.W.S. Tinley Park Bark and Brew Beer Tasting. This event was held to raise funds for P.A.W.S. in Tinley Park, which is a no-kill animal shelter. Over 280 people attended this sold-out event which helped raise $4,880 (after squaring up event costs) – 100% going to P.A.W.S. in Tinley Park ! Attendees enjoyed tasting several craft beers, pizza and pasta while voting on their favorite brews and participating in the raffles. 
John Greenan and me smile for the camera!
As you know, beer is quite harmful to dogs, so I did not taste any of it; but I did have a bite of cheese (shh!). The event was quite lively and was attended by many people and organizations who braved the frigid weather to show their support. 

During the event, I met John Greenan and his rescued chocolate lab, Bugs. Mr. Greenan is on the board of directors for P.A.W.S. and organized the event. Mr. Greenan shook my paw, gave me a high five and shared that this was the first beer tasting P.A.W.S. organized. Due to the overwhelming response, their hope is to plan another much larger beer tasting event to accommodate more people and their pets. I know a lot of people who were unable to attend this time, but would be happy to participate in the next. 

Supporting your local dog rescue organization is important! P.A.W.S. Tinley Park will be celebrating 40 years of saving animals this year.  They will be holding a 40th Anniversary Gala at the Odyssey Country Club on March 21st with dinner, dancing, raffles, live and silent auction. Please call P.A.W.S. at 708 805 3932 to make your reservations, or visit to learn more.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WW: Found Our Boots!

Took my pawrents all day to find them... 
                                                               I am not admitting anything... 
It is possible they hid all by themselves... 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

WW: My 102 Year Old Grandmother!

During my recent vacation to Puerto Rico, I spent time with my (Momma's) 102 year old grandmother. Grandma means Abuela (pronounced ah-boo-eh-lah) in Spanish.  She and I had a great time together and she even ordered told my Momma to feed me extra chicken and treats.  Abuela is very wise beyond her years -- and who can argue with a 102 year old? 
I think Abuela likes me - because Abuela grew up during a time where dogs were only meant to stay outdoors to protect the home.  Abuela had 9 children and 77 first generation grandchildren (there are also lots of  great and great-great grandchildren I am not accounting for!).  As far as I know, I am officially the only (grand) dog in Abuela's life she has ever held in her arms, fed rice and beans to and actually allowed inside her house.  Stay tuned for more photos from my Puerto Rican vacation!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WW: Chihuahua Birthday Party!

Last weekend my pawrents threw me a surprise Chihuahua birthday party with 19 of my closest Chihuahua friends. Happy to have a party with cake.  Who doesn't love cake?!
                                  Momma had me pose for pictures before the guests arrive
                                                               CAKE!   Just a little taste... 
                                           Here I am waiting for my friends to arrive, I am so excited!
                               Look at them running around waiting to sing happy birthday and eat cake!
                                                           And they sing to me...
                                              Think I will join in and sing too...Happy Birthday to me... 
                                                         All dressed up waiting for cake!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Made a New Friend on Three Kings Day 2014!

During my birthday vacation I made a new friend - Eimie  - who posed with me in front of the beautifully decorated tropical Christmas tree at the hotel we stayed at.   This, of course makes it a perfect time to wish everyone a Feliz Dia de Los Reyes!

Hello Eimie (so sorry if I spelled your name wrong!) it was great to meet you - best wishes for much happiness in 2014!  Hola Eimi - Fue un placer conocerte durante mis vacaciones.  Te deseo muchas felicidades durante 2014!


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