Donate to an animal shelter.
Last week as I was in the vestibule of my bank...I am so stoked that I just used the word "vestibule", I can't even focus now THAT'S how proud I am! Okay, maintain. So, last week I saw a poster hanging on the window; normally I'd have passed it by in my daily rush of life but I didn't this time. I've found that doing 52 Things has caused me to be more aware of my surroundings. I'm now more aware of potential things for me to do. Instead of brushing past it, I walked over and had a closer look.
Immediately I phoned a friend and the date was set. How much better does it get donating to an animal shelter AND getting fed to do so?!
After church on Sunday I picked up Mel and we headed over to the dinner. Surrounded by old men and women we sat at a table and enjoyed our spaghetti, salad, bread, cake and soda together all for the small donation of eight bucks! Of course in the rush we didn't have time to go through our things at home and look for potential "stuff" to donate, like blankets, but money is always helpful and even though we have very little of that, we knew it was for a good cause.
With the leftover money that we scraped from our purse linings we bought t-shirts and "eggs". The t-shirt was a given, a symbol of our 52 Things challenge, and it was easy because we knew the money would go to the animals.
The "egg game" was awesome. The shelter had received donations from local businesses and for a dollar you won a prize. It could be anything from hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works to coupons for free food at local eateries. It was anything from samples of pet food to sets of cleaning supplies or candles. It was fantastic! We "donated" and left with LOADS of things; including a free t-shirt prize that I won. Woo hoo! I think my favorite "win" was the dog toys. I won a set of dog toys that look like people food. Beans freakin' LOVES the giant sausage, and Ivy walks around the house carrying this crinkly bag thingy. My cats think they are dogs.
Oh, in other news, and to settle a dispute, I weighed my little monsters....
Beans is a lean tall boy weighing in at 12 pounds 4 ounces.
Ivy is a round little girl weighing in at 11 pounds 2 ounces.
Needless to say, I'm trying to sort out a diet for Ivy, while making sure Beans doesn't lose any weight. Wish me luck with that one.