The 1st Annual Fur Fiesta was held today at Animal Village N.M. and so many wonderful dogs were there to celebrate with us! A lot of previously adopted dogs, plus some new friends were there with their owners...meeting new friends of their own!
Lori Hughston, dog handler extraordinaire at Animal Village, was on hand also with her new adoptee and her wonderful dog Piper...Piper has graciously accepted the newbie into the family!
What would a celebration be without a "Blessing of the Dogs" ceremony?
We had one of those too!
Make that TWO of those!
Everyone had a wonderful time and we look forward to next year's celebration!
Over 800 dogs and cats have been adopted and their lives saved in just one year.
Sunny Aris and Nancy Berg are to be applauded (make that a standing ovation) for their efforts.
This is no small undertaking, and donations are always appreciated. If you would like to donate, please go to their website or better yet, stop by and say hello!
Photographed my first American Competitive Trail Horse (ACTHA) competition today at the
La Union Halloween ACTHA Ride. Tons of fun and the riders were having a great time.
It was so nice to see everyone encouraging everyone else...
Not to mention the fact that you sure couldn't beat the scenery! If you would like more information
on this organization and their events, go to ACTHA and check out this fast growing group of folks
for yourself. The rides are shorter than distance riding and contain obstacles throughout the course.
This is Gypsy. She's a young female Rottweiler available now for adoption.
Animal Village N.M. is a no kill shelter located in Alamogordo, NM and
right now they have tons of dogs and cats available for new homes.
See, told ya! They're all so cute! This is a little beagle mix. After you adopt, take your
new family member to Petroclyps for that extra special grooming or take advantage of
their natural dog food selections.
Cat lovers can find just what they're looking for too.
If you or someone you know is looking for a family addition of the animal
kind, send them on over!