Feb 6, 2016
The 508 Event Center
508 Cook Street
Kannapolis NC 28083
Wine, Artisan Cheese, Chocolate, Pawbrokers jewelry, live music, photobooth plus complimentary appetizers and craft beer.
Our presenting sponsor is Whitley’s Funeral Home!
A fundraiser for The Splashpaw Foundation and 4F Animal Rescue to help assist with furthering our mission. Most specifically funds will go towards veterinary care for pets referred to us thru our veterinary partners. The pets being treated are patients at Cabarrus Animal Hospital and Lazy 5 Vets. Tickets are $15 each are available beginning Monday January 11 at Cabarrus Animal Hospital, Carlos Moore Architect, and Zen4 Life. Cash or check is fine. The ticket donation is tax deductible You may also reserve tickets thru pay pal – see our website for the donate now link.www.thesplashpawfoundation.org
Wine by Dover Vineyards, Artisan Cheese by Randy Fisher, Chocolate by Kilwin’s Chocolates, Jewelry by Pawbrokers, Live Music by Seth Peagler and Ron Thomas, Photo Booth and Photography by Irresistible Portraits by Karen Goforth
I Said I Was Going To Take A Break: The Beginning
I had told Dr Julian that I wasn’t going to get another pet for a long time; that I needed a break after both Pisa and Roma died of cancer. Roma, my dog, was about 16 when we had to make that awful decision to let her go. Roma went everywhere and had been going to work with me since 1996. After Roma died it just wasn’t the same. It was lonely without her. It was also difficult timing with family members fighting cancer as well. So, needless to say we all spent a great deal of time with Doctors both veterinary and human. I still swore I was going to take a break and not get another dog for a long time. I missed Roma terribly. Grief is real, whether it be for a human or a pet!
Apparently, a long time and taking a break is two weeks and one day just in case you were wondering! I started looking around for a shelter dog and came across the puppy rescue in Harrisburg. I kept looking at this one puppy’s face. She had such sweet eyes. I went to visit her on a Saturday morning with my money in hand but I wasn’t sure I was going to take her home and my friend, Cindy, talked me into it. But I did – it did take me a while to warm up to her because I missed Roma so much. They are night and day!
I had wanted to keep with the Italian name thing and nothing seemed to fit. Then I looked up Italian girl names and Mia meant “my girl” or “mine” in Italian although Mom wanted me to name her Bambino. I stuck with Mia and oh is she ever mine. She is the sweetest but wildest dog I have ever had!
Roma (spaniel mix) and Pisa (calico). Pisa showed up when she was 3 weeks old and Roma took care of her. As you can see Pisa found her way into the home!
Mia on adoption day!