What a great success this was. Volunteering for such a fantastic event was incredibly fun and truly humbling as well. Friday night I could hardly sleep for the anticipation and all the excitement that had built up over the week hoping everyone possible (and Mama Sparkles in particular) would find their forever home. We had a very big day planned. Ray had his last puppy check up and shot on Saturday morning then Asia and I headed up to H.O.P.E. to help with the Mega Match.
I could hardly believe how busy we were. Thankfully SmilingK9’s has an awesome group of volunteers (if I do say so myself) and things went so well. I think we ended up adopting out twelve dogs on Saturday. I know we even got approved adoptions on at least one dog that didn’t make the trip. Score!
The one dark spot for me was that Miss Sparkles was over looked. She was the last dog standing at the SmilingK9 booth and made the trip back to her foster home to wait for her forever person to find her. Still, she never let this get her down. Her happy little tail thumped away as people approached and it thumped as they passed. Her hopeful face turned to the traffic and her spirit remained pure and sunny. Some folks just can’t catch a break and Sparkles might be in that category. Little gal lived on the end of a chain until she was rescued, went into heat recently and was spayed and on the morning of the adoption event developed a UTI. Despite the soulful eyes and loving dispositon, repeated squatting did not make for the most desirable trait at the event.