We picked the apples from our two trees on Friday and I made a yummy apple pie. It was gone by morning so I guess I will make another one today. We didn’t get many apples but more then usual, the deer didn’t seem to need them this year, usually they strip the trees as they aren’t very tall yet. Nothing smells any better then an apple pie baking in the oven. I know the Yankee Candles smell good but there is nothing like the real thing!
We had our Paws On Parade on Saturday morning. I didn’t even take my camera as it was raining so hard!!! Despite the rain over 300 people and their dogs showed up! This is the back of my shirt, it actually says ‘18th’ Annual.
You can go to www.bangordailynews.com and see how hard it was raining and some of the cute dogs. We raised $55,500.00! YaY! It was a lot of hard work but well worth the result. We raised $15,000.00 more then last year and with the economy the way it is I think that is pretty good! It will sure feed and take care of lots of homeless animals, providing them with vet care and training if they need it.
Bangor Waterfront goes to wet, soggy dogs at humane society fundraiser
By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 01, 2011, at 1:15 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 02, 2011, at 5:33 p.m.
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Lucas Fowler of Dexter stands in the rain with his children Kelsey, 8, and Caleb, 6, as they were awaiting the start of the 18th annual Paws on Parade at the Bangor Waterfront Saturday. Buy Photo
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Waterfront went to the dogs Saturday morning for the Bangor Humane Society’s annual fundraiser.
Tall dogs, short dogs, skinny dogs, wide dogs, fluffy dogs, smooth dogs, rain-coated dogs and naked dogs participated in Paws on Parade. After their jaunt around downtown the dogs all had one thing in common — they were wet. Nearly every tail, however, was wagging.
More than 300 pet owners attended the event, according to Suzan Bell, executive director of the Bangor Humane Society. The event raised $55,500, about $15,000 more than last year, she said.
“This is our biggest year in 18 years despite the rain,” she said.
The money raised is essential, but it is only about 7 percent of the shelter’s $800,000 annual budget, Bell said. Over the past two years, the number of pets at the shelter has increased by 20 percent because of the recession.
“We have more animals in need of extended stays due to veterinary needs or behavioral issues,” she said of the challenges facing the Bangor Humane Society. “ We also have more animals who have had little or no training. We must use resources to train them before they can be adopted.”
In addition to staff from the shelter on Mount Hope Avenue, about 40 volunteers helped set up for the event and register participants.
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The highlight of our weekend was the wedding of our nephew Billy and his new wife Kaylin!!! Once again the rain interfered and the outside wedding was inside but it didn’t for one minute diminish the joy and fun of the event.
Three generations, my brother Bill, Dad and Billy.
The first dance.
Mom and Dad in the foreground.
Here’s a better shot of them. :o)
I hope to have more pictures coming as my sister is going to send me what she took. It was a lovely wedding with special touches that made it so personal for Billy and Kaylin. Billy’s Mom made the cake and it was adorable so I hope my sister got a picture of it and more of the decorating. Best wishes to the happy couple!
Hey, how about those Patriot’s?! After last weeks debacle it was good to see Tom Brady back on his game. My favorite guy Vince Wilfork made another good catch and run. This guy is 350 lbs. but still can pick ‘em up and put ‘em down! :o) It was nice to have the big new sunroom to watch the game in with friends. There was plenty of room for everyone, including the cats!
The boys are going back to the stable on Wednesday. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa! It’s a little earlier then usual as we are going to Florida for a family vacation on Friday. I HATE it when they go back and miss them terribly. It’s only 5 or 6 minutes to the stable but it’s not like just looking out in my backyard and seeing them and walking out to the fence with apples and carrots for them any time I want. Needless to say they will be extra spoiled this week!