Saturday, August 16, 2008

Good Dog!

Friend Jo just took me to the most amazing fundraiser tonight -- a $300-plus affair in a huge tent with everyone dressed in Expensive Wannabe Cowboy (complete with boots), and jamming to Patti LaBelle. At 64, that woman is just amazing...she hits her high notes in a way that I'm SURE Frank Sinatra could only dream of at that age.

And she can still boogie. Boy, can she...and everyone in the tent was dancing along with her.

The fundraiser was sponsored by Fred and Janna Bartlett in honor of their dog Lulu -- for the Dumb Friends League. After the auction, a whole parade of animals for adoption was brought up on stage...the dogs, little ones, all looked terrified. The cats were blase about the whole thing. (I'm guessing there was some medical-calming-down for the cats...but the two kittens that did best were actually deaf. Worked for them.)

The good news is that everyone had a good time -- and all the animals got adopted. What a night!

While I'm recovering from the noise and racket, you'll enjoy this little guy:

http://www.idodogtricks.com/index_flash.html

Type in any kind of trick you know...and generally, he'll do it. (Wait until the end to put in 'kiss.')

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And how about that Michael Phelps!! More gold medals that ANYONE in Olympic history, including more (8 as of tonight) than anyone in one Olympics alone! What a guy. And what did he say when he finished?

"'I don't even know what to feel right now,' Phelps said. "There's so much emotion going through my head and so much excitement. I kind of just want to see my mom."

Debbie Phelps was sitting in the stands at the Water Cube, tears streaming down her cheeks, her two daughters by her side. After getting his gold, Phelps quickly found his family, climbing through a horde of photographers to give all three of them a kiss."

Read all about it here:

http://sports.aol.com/olympics/story/_a/bbdp/phelps-wins-his-incredible-eighth/136631?icid=100214839x1207428276x1200416599

Michael, guess you're the Big Dawg!

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Zzzzzzzz...

After four hours at Tuesday Morning's checkout line today, I can honestly relate. Okay, maybe a nap AND a cookie.