So I still remember a few months back when Vivian shared a video on Facebook of a runway show for adoptable dogs that I was interested but not sure it was something I really felt we should take on. The main reason I felt that way was our plates are very full between, my classes, Vivian, the house, the charities we already work with, and most importantly our 3 four legged babies. I just didn’t know, first he would have time and secondly if we would be able to pull it off.
However the more I saw Vivian post about dogs that needed fosters and forever homes I started to realize if we didn’t attempt to pull this off we would be going against the very reason we keep Vivian in our lives and that is to help others. Yes I’m very aware of the fact that I complain about Vivian and joke non stop about when she is going to retire but when it comes right down to it I am extremely proud of everything we have accomplished in the 8 years since Vivian was hatched. Out of everything we have accomplished the thing I am most proud of is our work the local animal rescues. The fund raising we have done has help saved many dogs and bring awareness to the ridiculous amount of wonderful dogs that are out there looking for their forever homes. All three of our babies are rescues and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
So one day I said to Vivian let’s do it. Now let’s be honest I’m pretty sure before I came to this conclusion Vivian had already had made up her mind that this was an event we were going to do and was probably just waiting for the correct time to let me know that this was in our future. Either way I’m glad, excited, and honestly a little scared. This is the first time we have attempted something this large and this out of our comfort zone. Yes we have planned many fundraisers before and we do monthly shows with a fund raising component but this is a fashion show for adoptable dogs hosted by a Drag Queen. It really is mix of many different concepts. Luckily we are working with some incredible organizations to make this happen: Alternative Fashion Mob, Bella Run Equine, Cause for Paws, Friends of the Shelter, I Have a Dream Rescue Organization, Peace for Paws Ohio, and Speak for the Unspoken. I’m confident that working with these incredible selfless individuals we’ll be able give up to 60 dogs a chance to find their forever homes. So if you are reading this please head on over to the Rescue Runway Columbus Facebook page and like it so you can keep up to date on our progress and know when tickets go on sale. Also if you want you can donate to our cause as well.
The one thing I would like to leave you with is this picture that was shared on Facebook today. All four of these babies were returned to the shelter for pathetic reasons and need forever home. Look at how sad all four of them are, all they want is for someone to love them. If a picture is worth a thousand words then this one is worth a thousand reasons to attend Rescue Runway Columbus on Sept 9 at The Wells Barn.