It brings me to the next point. As you will see from the Events Calendar below, there are a number of important events on the horizon. A few months ago, I mentioned the gift-wrapping opportunities available after Thanksgiving. The times and schedules for the different locations will be available to view online within the next month. I hope that many of you will give the organization at least a few hours of your time over the holiday season. The more volunteers who sign up the more it will assist the regular crew. It is a fun experience for you with or without your Golden! When you check the different events, times and locations below you will see you don’t need to wait until December to get involved and show that Golden spirit. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Chris PP Brant
Golden Paws for Celebration
Let the celebration begin with you and your family. It is a casual evening of fun and friendship. You’ll meet up with some familiar faces as well as make new friends. Share your Golden stories, have a bite to eat with delicious food prepared by the AZ Bread Co and don't forget that slice of birthday cake. We’ll have some awesome raffle baskets as well as our 2016 Hearts of Gold calendars.
We hope to see you there. Check out our website and register today. Deadline for registration is Monday, October 12.
Mark your Calendar
Spotlight on Rescue
After reading the “Spotlight On Rescue” I thought that it would be pertinent to include the comments from another rescue, this one on the East Coast. Robin Adams is the Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue and here are her reactions to the article:
Clinical Trials offer hope for dogs with Lymphoma
An Update of the Morris Foundation Latest Studies
Monoclonal Antibody Therapy of Canine B-Cell Lymphoma
PROGRESS UPDATE: Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers of dogs, accounting for an estimated 25 percent of all canine cancers. In humans with lymphoma, the use of therapeutic antibodies has led to significant advances in treatment.
No need to get ticked over ticks!
Famous Dog Quotes by the likes of Will Rogers
A poignant goodbye to a life-changing rescue dog
When you’re heartsick, the love of a pet can be a cure.
Even at your worst, your fourlegged friend will sit quietly by your side, licking your tears, nuzzling your hand and letting you know you’re not on your own.
Last week, a Tempe man wrote a tribute for his dog, Scully. Randy Keating poured his heart out and posted it on Facebook.
He described how a Maricopa County shelter dog he adopted more than a decade ago gave him an unconditional love that changed his life. Saved it, really, he says. And he wrote that even after a pet dies, there’s a bond that remains.
And CLICK HERE to see a remembrance including those Goldens that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge previously.
Great ways to support RAGofAZ!
• We have recently received a supply of tee-shirts, so now would be a good time to order. We still have hats and luggage tags that can be purchased online.
• Just a reminder that if you like shopping early for Christmas, one of the best bargains is a signed copy of "Yellowdog: River of Love” for $14.00 which includes mailing fee ($48 cheaper than on eBay).