I hope you have all been enjoying the great weather we've been having the last few weeks. It looks like it's going to come to an end very soon. August and early September have been very busy for us and I wasn't sure if I'd be able to squeeze in a Meetup for this month. I've managed to free up one day so I apologize for the short notice!
The next Meetup will be this SUNDAY, September 18th from 12-2pm at the David Gray dog park in Burnaby – McKay Avenue and Rumble Street. Parking is available on McKay Avenue, on either side of the street. There is an entrance to the dog park on McKay Avenue. Directions
**It might rain this weekend so please come prepared**
I have a few extra NW Shibas4Life 2012 calendars for sale and they will be available for purchase at the Meetup. They are $22 each and the money will go to rescue. There are still a couple of prepaid calendars waiting to be picked up. If you're unable to attend the meet this Sunday, I may contact you about making other arrangements to claim your calendars.
Eric and I have been house sitting for the last 4 weeks (from the time of the August Meetup) so I've fallen a little behind on my Meetup duties. At the August Meetup, we raised $250 for the BC SPCA'S "Paws for a Cause" fundraiser. That amount combined with the previous money raised totalled $500. I decided that the money should be used to help Justice Janveaux (click on her name to read more) reach her Paws for a Cause fundraising goal. She is 15 years old and has been involved with Paws for a number of years. In 2010, she raised over $15,000 for the SPCA and over $10,000 in 2009. I thought if anyone deserved to be sponsored by Vancouver Shiba, it should be her. I should also mention, she has four dogs of her own and one of them is a black & tan Shiba. Yay!
Fingers and paws crossed for decent weather this Sunday and I'll see you at the Meetup.
Jen, Koshi & Barkley