Guys, you know what was super fun? The Frames for Fosters bowling outing that we held on Sunday. I had so much fun that it took me this long to recover.
Of course Scratch on a Stick was there with bells on. Before I imbibed him with my magical essence, I stuck a picture of bowling ball on his paw. Voila...a bowling SoaS.
I spent a lot of my day hanging out at the Foster board to draw attention to what it takes to be a fosterer.
If you signed up to be a fosterer at the bowling event, you received this lovely tee shirt. Now, I'm not a huge fan of tee shirts (they bind up under my armpits and tend to make me fall down), but this is the best photograph of a tee shirt I believe I've ever seen:
I didn't just stay at the foster information table. I also tried bowling out. Since it was a bowling event.
I had a REALLY hard time finding shoes that fit. I explained to the shoe clerk that my feet are specially designed for all surfaces and absolutely would not scuff their floors, so I got to forgo the shoes.
Finding a bowling ball that fit was not a walk in the park either.
I ended up just bowling with the paper bowling ball that was taped onto my paw.
That was a lot of standing around waiting my tun. And you would never guess this, but two dimensional bowling balls don't roll very far. So the next thing I knew, I was keeping score.
Luckily, eventually, Kerry Panzone, our Foster, Volunteer and Rescue Coordinator, came over and rescued me from the fun. She said she needed my help at the fostering table again. Kerry P. always has my back.
The day wasn't just about me, though, it was also about the 50/50 raffle. This is my young friend Martha who did an awesome job selling raffle tickets. She loved selling raffle tickets so much that sometimes she wouldn't even wait for the grown up helping her to help her. I guess selling raffle tickets make your snow boots itch (Martha was so quick at selling raffle tickets we couldn't even get a picture of her doing it).
But Martha wasn't the best part of the 50/50 raffle. Bob was. Bob won the 50/50 raffle. This is Bob (in this picture, Bob is the one that isn't Kristie):
Let me explain what a 50/50 raffle is. It is a raffle where, if you win, you get to have 50% of the raffle sales and the charity gets to keep 50%. Well, Bob wasn't there on Sunday to win money, he was there to give money to the animals. So you know what he did? He immediately donated his winnings to the shelter. Bob is a good, good guy.
You know who else is good? Pam Stella. She is a board member who came out to help on Sunday, even though she has a million things going on. This is Pam (on the left) and Kristie L (on the right).
The tall, round one in the middle is Patricia. She's also on the board of Friends of DuPage County Animal Care and Control.. She was going around at the bowling outing talking all about how this was her idea and she's so great and blah, blah, blah. But you know what? It wasn't her idea. It was my idea. The idea for a bowling outing was all mine. I had the idea right after I heard Ann P. and Amanda R. talking about it. Just because Patricia can read my mind doesn't mean that she can take credit for my ideas.
I won't dwell on that though. You know me, I don;t judge. It's just not in my nature. The point of the day was to 1) have fun and 2) raise money for our foster care program. I would say we exceeded both of those goals. Over 100 people came out to bowl and we raised over $1,500. Let me tell you, $1,500 is going to by a whole lot of kitten formula and that will allow us to help so many baby kittens during kitten season!