Sunday, December 06, 2009

happy fuzz. thank you party people!

What a great night! Thanks to all you beautiful people who trekked out to Berkeley to join us for our big ten benefit party. It was a pleasure to make so many new acquaintances while connecting with old friends. Everybody looked gorgeous!

A few quick highlights .....

Right: Jennifer Long and bandmate from Thee Merry Widows taking a break between sets. These girls ROCKED. Thank you ladies!




Above, a favorite image from the show: Missouri bust dog survivor - the irrepressible Gigi - was there in spirit to remind us how much has been accomplished and how far we still have to go. This photo was donated by Andre Hermann Thanks again, Andre!

Left: Donyale, Aaron and Ana turn a toast into a fine opp to vogue.

(Are these photos fuzzy, or is it just my brain? Hmm. A little of both.)



Thanks to sponsors: Lagunitas Brewing Co., Fosters Wine Group and Drake's Brewery for the libations. Right: Our ever-cheerful servers Suzanne and Peter.



The dogs always steal the show. Cris Cohen chaperones the very popular Muggy, Jonny Justice and Lola. I think some busy dogs had a sound night's sleep after a long exciting evening soaking up the limelight.




Iowa artist and breed advocate Steph Fitzsimmons donated this painting of Grace, who seems utterly delighted with the likeness .... (or maybe someone has a cookie on the other side of that camera?) Thank you Steph! Photo below: Cris Cohen




Thanks to everyone who came out to help us ring in a new decade of adventures, and to all the out-of-towners who sent well wishes. It's hard to imagine what the next decade will bring, but it's bound to be interesting.

Three cheers! Salud! Huzzah!

9 comments:

The Foster Lady said...

So glad you had a great time! Looking forward to the next decade...now get those muck boots back on! LOL!

Dina

Michael DeAntonio said...

I love the painting of Grace. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. I wish I could've been there.

Vin said...

Woo WOO!!

Diane; The Dog Diva said...

Love the double pic of Grace! Glad every one had such a great time!
Happy Holidays!

Dianne said...

Nice, but I was expecting many more pix than that! What did you wear? Grace is gorgeous.

Donna said...

A photographer was there Dianne, and *her* photos are likely to be in focus! ;-) Will post soon.

dr.chagnon said...

It was a wonderful bash--being around such wonderful people and absolutely fabulous dogs while celebrating history being made was a great experience. Pibble lovers are just the best! I could feel my Kali (who patiently taught me the wonder that is pit bull) there in spirit. Rock on, BAD RAP!!

Shanda said...

I wish I could have been there... but since I couldn't be and it is now a fairly respectable hour in FL (at least in a college town), I'm cracking open a cold one and toasting that the next 10 yrs be even more amazing! Slainte Mhath!

Chris said...

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