On Saturday my husband and I went to the Bichon Bash – a fundraiser for Bichon FurKids, a great dog rescue that we volunteer for. We adopted the puppies Ella and Gabby from them, so naturally they came with us! (Don’t worry, the other dogs went to my mom’s house where they were loved and spoiled, so they had a good time too.)
The Bichon Bash is an event they have every year for volunteers and people who have adopted dogs from them. The bash was held at the Irvine Animal Care Center, which we had never been to before. Wow, this place is AMAZING! And it is actually run by the city of Irvine as their animal shelter. When you picture the city shelter, aka “the pound,” you imagine a dark depressing place with sick, sad animals. That is SO not the case here! This place has a huge fenced in grassy area for dogs to run around, a big room where the cats lounge about, an area for farm animals to graze, and even a place for ferocious bunny rabbits.
When we arrived there were already hundreds of people and fluffy dogs there. It was crazy! We let Ella and Gabby off their leash and then they vanished into the crowd…
Are my dogs here?
Nope… how about here?
Hey, I think that is Ella in the middle…
Eventually we found them hanging out with some new friends.
But we soon realized that our dogs were totally underdressed for the occasion.
Ready for the after party.
Pink is really IN this summer.
We all had a great time at the Bichon Bash and hope that the rescue raised lots of money. The puppies can’t wait for next year’s party!