Mid-Life Ramblings; Sanity Optional

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Back in the spring E and I loaded up the three dogs and headed up to Oxford, Mississippi, for a weekend to enjoy the Small Paws Rescue Deep South Bichon Bash. "What is a Bichon bash?", you ask. Simply put it's a gathering of people and their Bichons Frise. This one is a fund raiser for Small Paws Rescue. It was the first bash E and I had ever attended. There were probably 30 Bichons in attendance with their people. We gathered on the campus of Ol' Miss and spent the day talking Bichons. Several folks brought x-pens so that the dogs could be contained in an area off leash. Of course, our three hated being in the x-pen and had to be out with us on leash all day.

Here's Sophie screaming "Let me out!"

That's Sneauball just to her left in the blue harness and Nate is the tall one in the back with the green harness. With all those white Bichons around, poor little Sophie looked out of place. I kept singing the Police tune, "There's A Little Black Spot On The Sun Today".

Here's just part of the group gathering to take the group photo.

The blonde in the center holding a Bichon is our fearless leader Robin Pressnall, who started Small Paws nearly 10 years ago.

Here's some pictures of our three -

Sophie - the out of place Peke-A-Poo

Sneauball - our tiny little Bichon man

And Nate - our big Bichon boy that we rescued through Small Paws

We may be some of "those crazy dog people" but our group managed to raise $1500.00 for Small Paws that day. That money went to helping rescue Bichons in need.

I only wish we'd taken pictures of the three dogs in their car seats in the back seat of my vehicle. Sophie spent the five hour drive up doing everything she could to get out of her seat. Nate gets car sick and he threw up before we hit the first exit past ours on I-12 that morning. We doped him up with Dramamine and Benedryl and he felt better as we went. Sneauball whined the entire way because he's a spoiled brat who thinks the only place he can ride in the car is snuggled between me and my door. He was very displeased that he had to stay in a car seat. But it was fun and a big adventure for us all and that's what counts.

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  • At 12:27 AM, Blogger Keith said…

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  • At 12:31 AM, Blogger Keith said…

    Hmmmm. A day surrounded by barking white cotton puffs with legs on the campus of that school that can go to Hell . . . followed by a trip home punctuated by vomit and more barking.
    Sounds cute :)

  • At 5:39 AM, Blogger Mahala said…

    Yaaaaaaaaaaay puppies!!

  • At 3:52 PM, Blogger thatfarmgirl said…

    Awwwwwwwwww. Bless all of y'all for your work. Those are some precious little babies!


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