Margarita completed the Summer SoleMate Sunshine Chaser Fun Run hosted by Flex It Pink .
Margarita walked at Strawbridge Lake Park. This 70 acre park was built as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal initiatives and the Works Progress Administration efforts from 1931-1941. The lake was built by employing local residents during the Great Depression and by securing donations of parcels of land. The Strawbridge Family donated the largest parcel thereby the name, Strawbridge Lake.
Through our entry fee, a donation was made to Love Water Org . This is a 501c3 organization that exists to provide access to clean water in order to restore health and create opportunity in developing communities.
Happy 2nd Gotcha Day/ 8-ish Birthday to our Sweet Reet!
Rita partied like a rock star as she enjoyed a Starbucks puppuccino…
Margarita ran a Flex It Pink 5k to benefit less-fortunate dogs. Flext It Pink is a company run by two moms who are passionate about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. They began the company in 2013 to support, encourage, educate and empower other women in their healthy lifestyle and fitness journey. The Run for Rescues 5k benefited the Have a Heart Humane Society , whose mission is to rescue abandoned, abused and injured animals, provide low cost vaccinations and spay/neuter programs, educate the greater Tehachapi community (in CA) about responsible pet ownership, and partner with local organizations to develop and share resources for animal welfare.
Run like there’s a treat at the finish line!
Love is a 4-legged word!
Love our bling from this run!
This run benefited Have A Heart Humane Society
Margarita also did some birthday shopping at Pride Paws . Pride Paws’ mission is to provide job training and transitional employment experience to individuals with developmental disabilities who could not independently succeed in a traditional work environment.
Mom also made some pretty yummy bday meals and treats!
Breakfast: Bone-shaped sausage, dog house-shaped egg omelet, blueberries, and Pride Paws homemade treats
Dinner: Salmon, green beans, sweet potatoes, and apples
Red velvet cupcakes with pink icing (made from organic vegetable-based food coloring)
Making pink doggie ice cream with with pink icing (made from organic vegetable-based food coloring)
Pink doggie ice cream!
Serving Rita her pink cup cake and pink ice cream
Bday yard zoomies:
In the past year, Rita has graduated from obedience class, earned her Therapy Dog registration through Alliance of Therapy Dogs, was named the first District Therapy Dog for my school district, and had mastered all necessary obstacles in order to compete in an Agility trial. We can’t wait to see what adventures are awaiting Rita over the next year!