April Fool's Day is coming up quick. It's going to be BR's 11 year anniversary, and to celebrate, we decided it would be fun to honor all the other overworked, under-partied pit bull rescuers who are out there doing good deeds.
So for our birthday, we're asking a special favor from pit bull fans and friends....
Buy your local rescuer a margarita.
Margaritas have been the official BADRAP birthday drink since Fool's Day '99. We were, admittedly, under the confidence-enhancing influence of tequila when we decided to start a pit bull advocacy group, and it's served us well since. Even today, whenever this work gets a little too heavy, at least one group member puts out a call for a tequila date -- medicine for our minds.
No matter how crappy things might get, a respite involving decent food, icy drinks and riotous laughter pulls us together quick. Not everyone in our group likes alcohol, but they seem to put up with our custom and are probably relieved when we trade in frustrations for ridiculous giggles. And then of course there are always virgin margaritas and the fun of a good contact buzz.
If your local pit bull rescuer accepts your offer (you might have to show them this blog post so they don't think you're hitting on them), please send us a photo so we can see them happy, and tell us a little bit about who they are. We'd love to post your outing here so the rest of us can learn about their work. Don't forget to splurge a little and go top-shelf: a splash of Grand Marnier and/or Cointreu truly makes all the difference.
Not sure who's helping the dogs? Check PBRC's list of rescuers for names of groups in your locale. Don't forget to include shelter workers that rally hard for the breed in their agencies.
In lieu of a drink date, you can send a gift certificate to Chevy's or similar mexi-favorite restaurant with a thank you note for all their hard work. By giving these good folks a mini-break from the madness, you'll do more for the cause than you'll ever know.
and, Happy Fool's Day to anyone who is as foolish as we are. We heart you!
Below: Tim powering our blessed Margarita Cart in Black Rock Desert. (Yes, he's wearing a tutu. Hey, it was Burning Man, whaddaya expect?)