did Easter sneak up on me? Sorry this month newsletter is late but whew-you
guys had me hopping for the last 3 weeks! I think everyone
decided last minute to get out of this cold & snowy weather. One day
I had a couple of visits on the calendar & the next day I was swamped!
Most of the time I didn't even get confirmations out! I love seeing my
fluffy buddies tho so I took every job & I had sooo much fun!
We added our first Akita to the fluffy family!
I have to admit I was a little bit cautious when it came to Jazz. He is
big! & gorgeous & I went to do my
first trial run & was surprised that he gave me no trouble getting
in the house. But when we went to walk he got very nervous! That's backwards-most
dogs love you for life after you take them on a walk! His person Sue &
I think maybe he thought I was taking him away-poor guy had already been
back into Akita rescue twice. We ended up having a great time & I
love that big goofy guy! His whole 140 lbs jumps & turns circles in
the air! Then I met big dogs Peaches & Duchess! No pics yet- I will
be doing some walks so when Carole goes away they will be all used to
Just finished a quick weekend with Winston-
what a great dog! Patty told me they got him to raise thru puppyhood for
him to go on to be a service
dog! Winston never qualified for that because of allergies so he stayed
with them & became a loving part of their family. I would throw his
toy & if he didn't see where it went then he would walk very slow
looking around for it. As soon as he spotted it he would run like crazy,
tail waggin' a mile a minute! I laughed every time-in fact I tried to
purposely throw it opposite direction so I could watch him! hahaha
I just found out yesterday that Grace lost
all 3 of her dear kittys in a few short months. I know all too well how
that feels. I will miss Eliza,
also, but I'm looking foward to meeting Chelsea in a couple weeks! Chelsea
was 7 yrs old when she adopted her! I always enjoy hearing when older
pets get adopted too along with the puppies & kittens.
Since this newsletter is late I will save
time trying to find something to talk about & turn the rest over to
Barb. Barb is my friend & "health educator". The
following is info about the Arthritis Walk. This is a cause that's important
to me. I don't have arthritis (thankfully!) but I do know what it's like
to have constant joint/muscle pain & perhaps any discoveries in arthritis
research would benefit me too! So if you can help in any way Barb &
I will both be appreciative! And of course if you don't well then I will
take my fluffy buddy from your house & hold them for ransom---ooops!!!
no, no no--I won't do that! (Good idea tho-huh??)
I need your HELP! I am the volunteer chairman
of the Arthritis Walk again this year.. and I really want to make it a
success..there are many ways to help!
*Form a TEAM of all your favorite people!!!
Raise funds together.. celebrate the
day a great way to connect!
* If you can't make the walk on May 14 then,
can you make a donation?
*Could you forward this message on to others
who might be interested? We really
want to get the word OUT!
I really appreciate all the help you can
give.. This disease effects 66 million americans 300,000 are children
who are disabled.. I just came back from Washington and I went to both
the Senate and the House of Reps. and really very few people understand
that Arthritis is soo much more than the pain in your knee that your grandmother
gets... It is more often, an immune system problem that EATs your joints!
We need research and money to support that.. and if you can help with
the walk.. we would be one more step closer!
Take vary good care of yourself..
Happy Easter.. (and hopefully spring!)
The Event: The Arthritis Walk is the Arthritis
Foundations nationwide walking event that raises awareness and crucial
funds to fight arthritis, the Nations number one cause of disability.
Each May it takes place from coast to coast, kicking off National Arthritis
Month and raising money for research, community-based programs and services
and advocacy initiatives.
May 14th, 2005 registration is 8:00 am to 9:45 am the walk begins at 10:00
Rochester NY at Total Sports Experience
The prevalence of arthritis is surging, affecting more than 356,949 locally
and approximately 70 million (one in three) Americans. The Arthritis Walk
raises awareness and critical funds to help prevent, control, and cure
arthritis and related diseases.
Andrea Houlihan Arthritis Foundation - Rochester Chapter
585-264-1480 (office) 585-264-1517