September 22, 2011

White Dog and White Dog Army Countdown to the Puppy Up New Mexico Walk to end cancer...It is THREE (can you believe it?)Days Away!
White Dog, The Other White Dog, Another White Dog, Still Another White Dog, Yet Another White Dog, The White Dog of Love and her sister, Maple, all jockeyed to help us pack into coolers the freshly delivered caramel apples for Sunday's Walk by the wonderful woman who handmade them. Every one's snoofer's sucked deeply to catch the fragrance of the essence of Fall (apples, buttery caramel and freshly roasted peanutes).

Valerie, the small business woman who makes them and sells them at Farmer's Market every weekend had to leave town; there had been a death in her family. She insisted, however, upon making and delivering these treats before she left because she knew that they would be popular at the fundraising booth selling treats. I pulled out the checkbook to pay for them. "No," she said. "I thought about this and I want you to have them and use all of the money toward the cancer research." White Dog and I protested that she was a small cottage industry and that her prices and apples were already too low for what was delivered. "No," she repeated. "please take them as my contribution."

In the afternoon most of the WDA napped in the lazy long golden sun. Except Nuka, who watched as Rebecca and I wrapped and labeled Thank You gifts for those volunteering to work, sing, perform, or lecture at the 2MillionDog Puppy Up New Mexico Walk to End cancer on Sunday. Small packets expressing our gratitude went to those who have lent their time, support, talent, efforts, and commitment to moving us closer toward our ultimate goal...a world free of cancer. Nuka made sure that every gift was wrapped with care and held a special White Dog "woof" of blessing.


24 Paws of Love said...

The Power of the Paw.

That is all I can say. :)

Mack said...

What awesome humans!

Amber DaWeenie said...

So many coming together to help the cause. This is wonderful!


Prints the Cat said...

The caramel apples sound delicious! I guess she doesn't do mail order due to the crazy temperatures we have.
~Prints the Cat

Kari in Vegas said...

its all coming together!


Asta said...

White doggies
I am in awe of youw hawd wowk fow this most impawtant walk and fundwaisew
You bwing out the best in evewyone and inspiwe all of us to twy to live up to youw good heawts. That lady showed that in hew genewous gift of those delicious fall offewings.
I am cwossing my paws that it is a hooge success . Thank you fow all youw hawd hawd wowk
smoochie kisses
ASTA and mommi
pee ess Siku, you awe tiweless in youw effowts and youw wappings will be much appweciated i'm suwe

Ginger Jasper said...

Its so good to see the good that this is doing. So very good and there are a lot of wonderfull people out there.. Hugs GJ xx

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that sure was nice of Valerie. We purr and pray she is blessed greatly for her loving heart and generosity.

We are so excited for you all that the big day is nearly here! We just know it will be a big success and a wonderful day. :)

By the way, we made a small donation to the Puppy Up New Mexico Walk via your sidebar widget. It's not much, but we sure hope it helps.

Big hugs to you all!

Brian said...

That apple Valerie is one special lady, You are going to have a wonderful event!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We think its incredible that this is really happening.
We are really excited.

Teddy Bear said...

How pawesome!!!

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Mr. Pip said...

We are behind you 100%! We just lost our Sweet Pea to cancer on Wednesday so your walk has even more meaning to us this year.

Your pal, Pip