While the military does not condone befriending animals, dogs and cats alike tend to find their way into the hearts of many, many soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Rita participated in the Puppy Rescue Mission virtual 5k, which benefited The Puppy Rescue Mission (TPRM).
TPRM assists with requests, logistics, administration and fund-raising for the adopted stray dogs of war, rescued by and bonded with soldiers. This may include vet care, supplies, transport and related issues. TPRM works with or through other organizations that help our soldiers bring their companion animals home from war.
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!