The excitement of the weekend is over and how did we do? The three days passed quickly and although yesterday was a bit quieter, mostly due to the weather, today the sun shone again, albeit perhaps not quite a brightly as on day one.
And the result? Apart from the numerous contacts we made and lovely dogs (and people) who came to see us, we made a huge 764 euros, all of which will go to the SPA and will be well spent. Bear in mind that this weekend was run purely on volunteer power; the SPA had no financial outlay at all. We were even offered our tent for free, thanks to Valerie Lafon and the other event organisers.
The main mover and shaker behind the SPA’s efforts was Ve Ro, who together with Val, has been busy planning and creating for several weeks. Others helped, of course, but as with the Puivert team, I would rather not name names for fear of forgetting someone. You know who you are and I hope you know how much your time and good humour was appreciated.
Again we had plenty of visitors, both canine and human to the stand. Old friends came to say hello and again it was a tower of Babel. Spanish was prevalent, but some Portuguese and Italian thrown in, too. We got by, with smiles and gestures. Luckily some words, like “cupcake” are international!
We had an English Honeymooning couple (they got married on Saturday), we had handsome Spaniards, plus as were closing up someone gave us 10 euros for a tennis ball. Really it was just people being happy and lovely and most of all generous to a cause that is close to so many people’s hearts.
An enormous thank you to everyone. I am sure we will all sleep well tonight. Job well done, guys!
Ve Ro and Audrey with handsome Spanish men 😀
A happy honeymooning couple with a jar of cupcakes!
A visit from old friend Doggy
This lovely girl was adopted from the SPA nine years ago!