Yesterday, when I was celebrating Thanksgiving with family members, I was thinking of you. We have all something very much in common. We have all been touched by the love of at least one wonderful Golden Retriever. Now that I have entered the inner circles of the Rescue a Golden of Arizona organization I have seen firsthand the sacrifices and the passionate dedication of the many Volunteers, Managers, Coordinators, Directors and Board Members. If you are one of those people, on behalf of the whole membership, I want to thank you for all your efforts.
For all those others, there are still positive steps that you have already achieved and there are other ways that you can participate supporting this organization. As you are aware, we need to stay ahead of any downward financial curve, so the act of giving specific donations to cover the costs of the recent large veterinarian bills is one way that is much appreciated. As they say, every little bit helps and it is never too late!
On another note …… you may have experienced a similar phenomenon that I have discovered recently, just being around fellow Golden Retriever owners, makes me feel good. It must be our beloved pets' feelings towards us, through osmosis, are happily rubbing off on their owners. If you have not joined in any of the various activities from our schedule in the past few months I hope that you will start checking on our website and then marking the dates of each event onto your own calendar. There are a number of events that are mutually beneficial to you and our group; those include gift-wrapping events in your area along with our support for the PACC 911 (Phoenix Animal Care Coalition) functions. Bark in the Park, the Tempe version, will be coming up on February 8, 2015. This is a great social event and brings valuable funds into the organization’s coffers. I hope to see you there!
In closing, I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Weekend.
I’ll be in touch again soon.
Chris P P Brant