We got all set up at a local grocery stores cafe, and the management comes and ask us what
we were doing. Some how, somewhere, wires got crossed. They had no idea or space
for us to be there. In true Paws Up form we took a negative and turned it into a pawsitive.
Beverly as always stepped in and offered her studio up to hold our Jamberry/ Tank open house
fundraiser. We scrambled to change the venue on the internet, gathered our stuff and headed to
the studio. When we got there, planning on the event to be a complete bust, Traci came up with
the idea to go pick up Tank, so he could enjoy his party at least. I drove out and picked Tank
up. By the time we got back, the event was set up. Signs were hung, we were ready!
I let Tank off his leash to run freely around the studio. He ran up greeted Traci with a huge hug and kiss, then he ran over to Beverly and cuddled up to her, and Sarah was the next to get Tanks attention. We sat there for a few minutes chatting amongst ourselves, and of course petting, treating, and
giving Tank Attention. Suddenly the studio door opens up, and in come the people! Tank slowly
walks to the gate across the stairs to welcome them in and the party starts. Tank quickly
cuddles up to them, shows them where his treats are, and introduces them to Sara the
Jamberry lady such a good host he is. Then more people came either to meet Tank or get their
Jamberry on or both. Tank greeted everyone with a smile or a tail wag.
The crew from Star the NY city pit bull, shot by police, stopped by, to meet Tank and fell head over heels for him. Then the Have a Nice Dia camp stopped by to meet him. Tank was playing the part of a gracious host to a T!
All in all about 20 or so people stopped by. Not all of the folks were Tank supporters when
they got there, but make no mistake by the time they left they definitely were. As each person
left, Tank would walk them to the gate to make sure they safely got to the front door. As soon
as the door shut he would run to the windows to say his goodbyes.
By the end of his big day Tank was full of treats and worn out. He was very happy for the support.
We are thinking that this event, although semi unplanned, went so well we might do another open housemeet and greet event soon.