What a day! We had so much fun at Woof-a-Pawlooza. It was great to meet all the dogs (and of course, their people, too). We are completely overwhelmed by the support for EllieBellie Project. We sold enough blankets, bandanas and collars today to make THREE donations! Our first of the three will be to Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN – thank you GK for putting on this amazing event. We’ll announce the other two donations in the near future. We’d also like to thank everyone who stopped by the EBP booth today. A special thanks to Atom’s mom and dad for the bag of snacks you brought us, again this year. They helped keep our energy up on a very busy day. Atom is the handsome dog on the right in this picture. One last thing, we’d love to see more photos of your dogs enjoying their new EBP stuff – please share in the comments section.
For the past two years EllieBellie Project has donated EBP dog blankets to National Mill Dog Rescue for their online auction. Imagine how fun it was for us to find out that one of the winning bidders this year, was also one of the winning bidders from last year. Thank you, Maria G. for bidding on EBP blankets (two years in a row), and supporting NMDR – one of our favorite rescue groups. This picture is of the adorable Kovu sporting an EBP bandana and lounging on the blanket Maria won last year. Maria let us know that she has three littles at home, and they all LOVE their EBP blankets.
Making a donation to the American Cancer Society, via this link gets your name entered into the drawing for this dog bandana. We’ll pick a winner on Tuesday, April 30th.
After two trips to the emergency vet last Friday night and a trip to her regular vet clinic the next morning, our friend and fellow EBP crafter, Kari, lost her rescue pup, Bella. Kari adopted Bella a little over 3 years ago, knowing that Bella was a senior and that their time together wouldn’t be long. Kari opened her heart and her home to this puppy mill survivor, and gave Bella the best years of her life. It didn’t take long for this shy and scared dog to blossom, and take charge of the household. Our hearts go out to Kari.
Today, the first EBP donation of 2019 will be made to Homeward Bound Rescue of MN, in honor of Bella. Homeward Bound is the organization that Kari adopted Bella from. Since 1991 they have rescued over 12,000 dogs.