With a very busy weekend ahead of us, you might think that the volunteers would have used today’s Bank Holiday to relax. Not a bit of it. By far the majority of us work, so a day off is something precious, however when you are dedicated to a cause, there is always something that needs doing!
Websites were updated; photographs uploaded to Facebook and other sites and, as ever, many people were busy online helping people find a prospective dog to adopt or helping people in need of guidance.
Final preparations are underway for Sunday’ open house in Villegailhenc and we hope that many of you plan to join us there. The Fondation Bardot are unable to send a representative, sadly, and have politely requested that the items for sale are left in situ until they have visited. So don’t bring a huge van with you on Sunday expecting to leave with it full of furniture! We have been assured that the delay will not be long. No need to leave empty handed though, as all the additional stalls of books, plants, cakes, dog accessories and bric-a-brac are not included in that caveat.
Also today, one of our talented volunteer photographers, Alizée found time (between nursing shifts) to upload several of her amazing pictures. Many of these are works of art in their own right, but of course the hope is that someone somewhere will see a dog in a new light. Alizée has taken photos of a couple of our “long termers”, and I must say the look in their eyes gives pause for thought. Neither Chico nor Pocahontas is at the refuge due to their own fault; it is human failing that has put these two lovely dogs, and their numerous companions behind bars.
We are happy with every single adoption, but when a dog has been at the SPA for several years the boost to morale is enormous.
Maybe Alizée’s photos will do the trick……
Business as usual tomorrow!
Pocahontas – 4 years old, 2 of them at the SPA