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The Sun Shined Through the Rain!

Wow, another fabulous Helping Paws event!! Sometimes words just are not enough. Adding it all up, we had 38 dogs, 5 cats, four awesome helpers and one crazy photographer!

I woke up, Sunday morning, to a radar map showing the entire state of Kansas covered in greens, yellows and reds! Definitely not what I wanted to wake up to, but we were going to make it work! Right away, we set up a tent over the grass so the puppies would have a dry place to potty. Our garage became the central location for checking in, collecting donations and served as a great place for the pups to hang out and make new friends!

Despite the scary radar map, the day could not have turned out better! We only had two short periods of rain, neither of which even came close to the torrential rains we had on Saturday. All in all, it was a perfect day…we even got to see the sun peek out and share it’s sunshine with us!

Many, many Ginormous thank-yous go out!!

I was blown away in the donations department! Every year, the donation collection gets bigger and bigger! I am so in awe of everyone’s generosity. It doesn’t matter how tired I am at the end of the day. I walk into the garage and am moved by the sight of all the wonderful gifts! I can’t wait to deliver them to Wayside Waifs! A HUGE thank you and a TIGHT squeeze from me!

To my awesome helpers, there is no way I would ever be able to photograph 43 furry kiddos, without you guys! You are truly the wheels and the gears that make the day run smooth! (All I do is push the button!) Huge kudos to Tracy, Chris, Lori & Pete!!

Big kudos, also, to all of our partners who donated the goodies to stuff our goodie bags full! Each furry kiddo that attended Helping Paws was sure to leave with a bag full of awesomeness!!

Thanks to waggiwear for the fabulous, colorful, chic collars! We know that all of our Helping Paws pets are going to be stylin’ around town!

Becky, with Sunflower Creations, created the fun, crazy bandanas. Not only are the colors and designs perfect for today’s dog, but the technological advancement of Becky’s bandanas…out of this world. Yes, that’s right, you don’t have to tie these bandanas on, they slip onto the collar and stay right in place!

Blackbob Pet Hospital (our preferred place for loving care!) helped fill the goodies bags with animal and people goodies! Their purple leashes are perfect to carry in your car in case of an emergency!

Of course, no goodie bag would be complete without the Photography by Brandi blue and green! Each kiddo walked away with either a blue or green ball or a furry mouse! Not to mention, I must spoil them all with treats!! Happy eating kiddos!!

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Helping Paws a day to remember!!

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