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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Hurry and get your Wags to Witches party tickets!

Can you believe the Humane Society's big dance--the Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash is less than two weeks away??? So, if you haven't got your tickets yet, march on down to any Cumberland Bank and Trust branch or go to the Humane Society Web site at: and buy them online. The deadline is Friday, as they need a good head count for the food.

The dance is 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 20. at the Riverview Inn Ballroom. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

For those of you who've never been to a Humane Society party, you can't miss this! I've been to three over the past several years and they are always a hoot! My favorite was the 1906's Love-In. Everyone was dressed like a hippie and the decorations were psychedelic! They had a go-go dancing cage, where guests were dared to dance in. If they didn't, they had to pay $5. If they did, the person doing the daring had to pay the $5.

Then there was the 1970s Disco Party. Again, great costumes and decorations. I graduated High School in the late 70s and wasn't a disco fan, but the party was fun despite the disco!

This year's dance promises to be just as fun, and of course, it's all for a good cause. The decoration committee will transform the ballroom into a castle. Tickets are $50 and include great, great food, courtesy of the top-notch chefs of the Clarksville branch of the American Culinary Federation. Beer is included in the price, but a cash bar will also be available. There will be fancy food as well as down-home food for people like The Boss, who like plain homestyle cooking. Also, dessert galore, including a chocolate fountain!

DJ Scott Chase of Q108 will spin tunes and there will be belly dancers, a master hypnotist, sword-fighting skit and a slide show of Humane Society pets who found new homes. Third-Eye photography will present that show, as well as take photos of guests who want a portrait.

You'll have a chance to win door prizes and there's also a silent auction. Also, vote now for the Miss Wags to Witches pet photo contest on the Humane Society Web site. One dollar per vote and vote as much as you like. Winners will be announced at the dance and win some great prizes!

I must admit I haven't got my ticket yet, but will do so first thing Monday! Please don't delay and get all of your friends to join you at the party. They really need a full house to make a good profit. What a deal for $50, and Lord knows, we all need to get out and have a good time every now and then!

Hope to see you all there! Picture above is my darling niece, who was born on Halloween.

posted by Sandy at 10/07/2007 10:17:00 AM


Blogger Stacey said...

I am getting excited myself!!

Sandy, did you ever decide what you are going to come dressed as?? I think Dragon's idea of going against type as a southern belle or some other gentile lady would be quite the hoot!! I'm sure the Boss is like the other men folk (the Saint, Flyboy) that won't wear a costume?? Party poopers! I'm still working on my date to see if he will or not. Geez--less than two weeks!!! Gotta get on the "ball", huh??

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately. I've had so much going on at work, plus some activities for some of my veterans groups that have taken up alot of my spare time. I'll try to do better.

Haven't heard from Daisylouu in a long time, or from Jen or Shannon much either. WHERE ARE YOU GUYS??? Is everybody coming to the Ball???

Sunday, October 07, 2007 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger k9rescue said...

I bought my husband a bright orange t-shirt that reads "I DON'T DO COSTUMES!" So, if he chooses not to wear a costume, he'll have to wear THAT ugly thing. LOL

Sunday, October 07, 2007 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger k9rescue said...

I bought my husband a bright orange t-shirt that reads "I DON'T DO COSTUMES!" So, if he chooses not to wear a costume, he'll have to wear THAT ugly thing. LOL

Sunday, October 07, 2007 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

The professor was more concerned about the food. He was relieved to see that there will be a hamburger that he can eat. He is SOOOOO picky and not adventuresome when it comes to food.

He will have a costume! I'm not gonna tell ya'll what it is... we'll let you guess what he is when you see it!

I was horrified to see so many pictures of pets in costumes... I find it an affront to the natural beauty and dignity of the animal to dress it up in anthromorphic gear. What's wrong with you people?!?! I mean really...

PS. Just in case you thought I was serious... JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, sorta of kidding. I would never dress up our pets, despite the professor's pleadings. The cats freak out when we put a collar on them... But if your pet is amenable.... go for it.

Sunday, October 07, 2007 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Alice, The Boss is the same way about food.We went on a week-long riverboat cruise once,which had GREAT food.Every night at dinner they had three choices of salad. I always tried something new and different,he got the regular stuff with Thousand Island dressing. How boring!

I don't know how I'd put together a Southern Belle costume, but I thought I might dress as a man. Ever see Sex and the City where that photographer got Charlotte to dress like a man? I have short hair and can slick it back and get a fake mustache! Put a big sock in my pants!

Yes, where is everyone? I think Jennifer, expecting a baby, as defected to the Mom blog! Traitor! :) I want to hear from Shannon about the cat, too.

I saw the black and white cat again and have been putting out food. When he saw me, he flew like the wind.

And yes, Stacy, you better improve your blogging! I am crushed, no one posted a topic on my days off. Sniff.

Sunday, October 07, 2007 9:38:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh, what to dress the boss as. Hey, if I come as a guy, maybe I can get him to dress like a woman. HA. Who thinks he'll go for it?

Also, my coworker Jamie is coming too!

Sunday, October 07, 2007 9:39:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

“Darling niece” makes a beautiful cat! Dang, now I am not so sure my cat costume will measure up to that one but oh well, I am going to be pure puss in two weeks anyway!

We’re back! The Saint and I are back from our VA trip. Now the real kicker, Adrienne and I were not able to make a DC meet up yet again with this trip, but can yall believe that we were at the same place just one day apart? Now that is some twilight zone stuff for sure! We were at Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Mountains… Small world!

Our meeting the Saints new sister dog Minnie did not go so well. Minnie has some major issues to deal with. She started to bark and growl at us from the time we entered the house until the time we left 3 days later! She loves her mommy and daddy and other dogs but not strange people! She would hide behind mommy or daddy and just bark at our every move and shake in her fur. She took a treat from my hand on day one which I was happy about and I just knew by the next day she and I would be best of buds but each day was a new day with us being strange people in her domain.

She loves to ride in the car and allowed me to sit next to her while in the car going through the mountains. She would lay her head and paws in mom B’s lap and let me touch her and rub her and love on her and even took treats from me but the minute we were out of the car, she would bark at my every move again! She did the same when we put the Saint in the back seat with her! She loves to go to the dam on their lake and she walked really well with us. She would roll on the grass and have the best time but she would not allow the Saint and me to get too close to her. The Saint did walk her a bit one day but she was not happy and more or less had to be dragged. So we backed off and let her have her space.

She did make some progress with us on Sunday morning. She was playing with the toys we had taken to her and she was no longer barking at my moves but still barked at the Saint. She also did well on a boat ride on the lake. We parked the boat at the pier and took her for her walk over the dam and she never barked while on the boat but she had issues walking past the two people fishing on the pier and more or less had to be dragged. Poor baby…

We went to the Saints sisters house and she never barked one time while in her house with Jasper, her dog. She wanted to play with Jasper and seemed really content with having another dog around. I sensed that Minnie was more soothed by other dogs then by people. She was the smallest of a litter of pups left in a cardboard box at a refuge. She was not the runt as the runt died soon after the pups were found at the gate of the refuge. So no one knows what kind of life she had before she was rescued… All of her siblings but one male has been adopted and they all have a different more outgoing nature about them then Minnie.

Missy cat was eating up all the attention we were throwing her way. She threw mommy and daddy over for us as she slept with us each night! We loved on her and she was eating up the lovings. Minnie has been taking up so much of Mom and Dad B’s time with them trying to get her to overcome her fears, that Missy is feeling a bit neglected so we made up for lost time with her.

Mom and Dad B are departing today for a two week stay in Europe and Minnie will be staying with one of the volunteers which kept her before Mom B took her in. She will work with her to over come her human fears. Then once Mom B returns from their vacation, she and Minnie will be taking training classes together.

It was really tough on me and the Saint to have such a beautiful gal near us but yet so far from us. We have never been in a situation where an animal did not like us... We hope she works out her fears in time. If only we had more time to be with her, we think she would be more accepting of us...

Monday, October 08, 2007 2:58:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Skeeter, It is a small world. I wish I had known, We could have planned something for the same day. Did ya'll have problems with the gnats?

All I can say about Minnie is that she needs to be socialized as much as posible. They need to allow people to approach her and pet her as well as invite more people over to there house. The more she is exposed to new situations and has a positive experience, the better she will be. I hope mom B is not planning on taking classes from PetsMart. Their training program doesn't have the best reputation. She should look into clicker training since Minnie already has behavioral issues. It would be less tramatic on her.

Monday, October 08, 2007 5:20:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I know how you feel Skeeter. That's how I felt when I first met Brett and Jeremy's little Squirt Hines. It makes you just want to pick them up and love on them and say, "No one will hurt you ever again!"

Some things just take more time, and Minnie will come around. Adrienne is right, she needs to meet lots of new people and she'll get more comfortable.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 9:34:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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