The girls of Champion of My Heart scraped together our pennies to help sponsor Kyla Duffy’s upcoming ANTI-puppy mill, PRO shelter dog event in Boulder. Slated for Saturday, February 12, it’s called Don’t Kill Bill: A Dog Lover’s Night Out. Kyla is a huge proponent of using whatever talents you have in this life for good in the causes you support. (Feb 12 happens to be Kyla’s birthday!)
We’ve had the graphic for the event in our sidebar on the blog for a while now, but we wanted to say publicly that we support Kyla’s terrific work.
Our pal (and Lilly’s adoption counselor at Humane Society of Boulder Valley … all these years ago) Hilary Lane from Fang Shui Canines wrote all about this event and the BEST practices for rescue groups book that will come from it on Saturday’s big Be the Change 4 Animals day.
You might recall that we too wrote about Kyla on an earlier Be the Change 4 Animals day, including a video of her aerial performance at BlogPaws West.
A Star is Born – Aly’s Clementine
When the call went out via social media that Kyla wanted a dog to help during her Don’t Kill Bill performance, I wished with all my heart that Lilly wasn’t so fearful, but being up on stage, with people clapping and cheering for her, would probably freak Lilly out.
I’m happy to report, however, that Aly (from our blog community) volunteered her terrific dog Clementine for the job. They won’t say exactly what Clementine will do, but I’m sure she’ll be GREAT.
Kyla wrote a bit about Clementine’s story and her stage debut on Saturday, check it out … the post includes video of Clem doing tricks.
I know that most of you cannot attend such a local event, but if you are anywhere nearby, we’d love to see you there.
Smooching on Our Heroes
I got to see both Kyla and her rescued puppy mill dog Bill at Sunday’s American Treibball Association’s Winter Games. (More on that tomorrow)
Bill, for those who don’t know, spent the first two years of his life as a stud dog at a puppy mill. After being rescued, he was so fearful that he barely moved for 3 months.