You are NOT going to believe what just happened.
I'm in my office at the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) and four dogs walk over to my desk. They all looked familiar and they seemed to know their way around the place.
One of them -- the Australian Cattle Dog/Collie mix-- steps forward and hands me a letter. The brown Pit Bull with the perky ears says they're not leaving until I post it on the blog. The Pug starts licking my face and says she won't stop until I do it. The white, three-legged Pit Bull says he needs me to type it for them.
He only had three legs, how could I say no?
So here's their letter, which I'm posting on the dogs' behalf.
To all the dogs in Philadelphia:
Our names are Uluru, Mary Todd Lincoln, Mazzy, and AJ. We were each adopted from the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA), where all of our moms work.
As PSPCA alumni, we want to give something back to all the dogs who are still in the shelter, so we're throwing a happy hour to raise money for a PSPCA dog park!
Yep, that's right. Happy hour has gone to the dogs! The festivities take place tonight, Thursday, April 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Parc (227 S. 18th Street in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia).
You see, we have great lives now, but we remember what it's like to be a shelter dog. We'd sit in our kennels all day long, dreaming of green grass and fresh air. We'd have so much energy, we didn't know what to do with ourselves. All we wanted to do was run around.
At times we got a little stir-crazy. Other times we felt like giving up. Most of the time our muscles hurt from not being used.
Now that we're adopted, our moms take us to the park everyday. Boy, is that living! We run, we play, we sniff grass, we meet friends......life couldn't get any better!
And that's why we want to build a dog park for our friends who are still at the shelter. We think it's the perfect way to keep them happy and healthy while they're waiting for good homes.
But we need your help. So here's what we're asking:
(1) Invite your owners to the happy hour tonight. Make sure they know that a portion of tonight's drink sales will directly benefit our dog park project.
(2) Invite your owners' friends to the happy hour tonight. The more, the merrier.
(3) If they can't come, don't bark at them. Just remind them to show their support by donating online: http://www.pspca.org/donate/dogpark
One last time......Thursday, April 23, 5:0o to 7:00 PM, at Parc.
We hope to see you there (and yes, we will ALL be there....and so will our moms!)!
Uluru, Mary Todd Lincoln, Mazzy, and AJ