Monday, January 04, 2010

Vegan Bakesale: Feed the people, help the dogs and the kids

Yesterday, during lunch with friends and a foster dog, a woman we've never met jumped out of her van with a big warm blanket for my foster dog, who must've been looking chilly under my chair. California winters may be tropical by midwest standards, but they're still winter! She swaddled him up until he was swallowed in swirl of fuzzy red Elmos, patted his big fat head, smiled big and then said, "When you leave, you can put it back in my van. It'll be unlocked." And it was, and we did. Our hearts melted. What a beautiful, perfectly random act of kindness!

Next weekend, a not so random act of the same kind is being organized by a group of bakers who want to help our dogs as well as local school kids who are learning about urban farming. They'll be baking all week long in prep for a vegan bake sale that will take place in front of the most wonderful Issues Magazines store in Oakland, just round the corner from Peets on Piedmont Ave. How cool! I can't wait. Proceeds go to BR as well as the School Garden Program of Laurel Elementary School. Come on down this Saturday Jan 9 from 11-4, grab some sweets, meet some BR dogs and say hello to some of the nicest bakers around. And while you wait for Saturday to get here, see how many random acts of kindness you can extend to the chilly creatures that you meet this first week of the new year. It could become a trend!



Thank you East Bay Vegan bakers for your big hearts and your labor of love!

11 comments:

Rinalia said...

Vegan baked goods and pit bulls? Sounds like a supremely awesome combination (at least for this pit bull loving vegan). :)

Donna said...

even better Rinalia ... vegan baked goods, pit bulls, great books and Peets uber-strong coffee. YUM!

that adds up to a very nice Saturday morning in Oaktown.

RescuedPittieMommy said...

LOVE IT! My husband and I are vegan pit bull lovers and I soooo wish we were closer so we could attend this.

Can't get any better than Vegan Pittie Lovers.

Much luck and loves to you!

Dianne said...

I'd love to see a picture of the pitbull in the Tickle-me-Elmo blanket. I had a little boy, maybe six, in the shelter yesterday announced to me "Pitbulls are mean!" Later he was watching me wide-eyed doing an intro with a young blue boy. I think we may have changed his mind! He came out with a big smile across his face.

PENALTYna said...

toooo Kool for School!!! We're a wee bit far away but if you feel compelled to send me a delicious treat, I’m sure anything from Fat Bottom or Cinnaholic would please the palette!! & Puck the Pit will eat anything!!! LOL!! =)

Scout 'n Freyja said...

How come all the fun stuff is so far away from us☺ That is such a furry wonderful thing for those folks to do for you. Furends are wonderful.

Donna said...

don't worry out-of-towners, we'll eat a bunch of stuff in your honor. ;-)

NYCKitten said...

Yeah, someone is going to have to eat a helluva lot vegan chocolate chip cookies in my honor! From another of this apparently growing sect of pit bull loving vegans!!! =)

Millie - Ft Myers, Fl said...

Leaving sunny (but chilly) Florida on Saturday for a week of volunteering at Best Friends in Utah. Hopefully I'll be performing many, MANY acts of kindness to our pittie (and more) friends there. Can't wait to get some pitties for an overnight...will be my best vacation EVER!!

pitbull friend said...

Pitbull-loving vegans represent! So happy to be among my clan - wish I could join them at the bake sale 1500 miles away!

cow said...

Awesome! I wish I still lived in Oakland.. shoot. I love gardening, community gardens, pitbulls, veganism, and fooood! Haha