So a couple of weeks ago, in an attempt to do a good deed all the while also raising the rest of the money needed for the Free the Children foundation, my friends and I had decided to throw a dog wash. As my mom is a dog groomer it was quite easy to find the supplies needed to throw our little dog wash (after consulting with her of course). Next, we went and decided that the word needed to get out there and fast; so we started hanging signs around town, and spreading the word around the streets; we got to work.
A few of my friends had decided to come down to my front yard and help me not only set up, but to wash the dogs as well. Now, you have no idea how many people are in for a good deal on getting their pooches smelling good again; all the while helping not only one, but two causes. As half of the funding went to Free the Children, and the other went to funding a local homeless shelter for food and supplies. It truly did warm my heart seeing how many people came out that day, and the new stock of food and soon to be educated children, can be thanked to my lovely neighbours. I love dog people…
As my friends and I all own dogs of our own, we all truly had an amazing time that day, not only with each other, but also getting to meet the new puppies and their owners.
(TIP: for anyone out there trying to start a conversation with someone who owns a dog; all you really need to do is ask what breed it is…you are then set for conversation for the next 2 days.)
Anyways, all in all, the dog wash was a success, and we ended up raising just enough to complete the FTC money, and also buy a bunch of food for the homeless. It felt amazing to do something I love doing anyways to help out those who cannot help themselves. And after a long day of “wet dog smell”, my friends and I went out for a nice night on the town to celebrate. I think we all will be doing this again next summer for the shelter, as it felt amazing to see the people there so grateful to have people who finally cared about them.