Non-Stop Awesome Weekend
Burning the candle at both ends and overstuffing my calendar is just how I roll.
Between a full-time job, running my own business, doting on my dogs, blogging and an active social calendar, I don’t allow myself much down time.
But even by my standards, this past weekend was insane – in a good way.
5 Things I Did Last Weekend
1. Saw one of my all-time favorite bands play – because of my dog.
It helps to know people with power – and pooches with influence. My common-law sister-in-law Bethany scored us free entry to a Minus the Bear concert in Lawrence, Kansas, after name-dropping Scooby the elderpin.
That’s right. My dog is a rock star.
How this happened: Throughout his career of being awesome, Scooby has reported for regular duty at a variety of businesses. As luck would have it, the lord of the tickets at the Granada Theater once worked with the elderpin at a screen printing shop.
Speaking of business, my weekend also included…
2. Launching my Beer Paws products into a new retail location.
Queen of Paws Boutique & Spa, an adorable little business operated by my friend Christine Gregory in Prairie Village, Kansas, now carries Beer Paws. A portion of every Beer Paws sale made at Queen of Paws will be donated to Bark N Blues, one of Christine’s favorite local animal welfare organizations.
I got the Beer Paws to Christine’s shop just in time for her 1st anniversary celebration. I am so proud of this lady for following her dream and working so hard to make it a success!
Unfortunately, I could not attend the party because my weekend was so chock full with other activities like:
3. Getting up at 5:30 a.m. for Strutt with Your Mutt.
Of course, I was there repping Beer Paws. Like at several local pet events recently, I was able to set up shop with Kennel Creek Pet Resort.
As usual, owner Chris Sailors’ sweet dogs Reilly and Willow attracted a crowd, and together we introduced a lot of new people to our businesses.
As soon as Strutt ended, I had to skedaddle for another very important event…
4. The wedding of former foster dog Minnie‘s forever family.
The nuptials were held at the home of the bride’s mom and stepdad, in a small town outside of Jefferson City, Missouri. The setting was as beautiful as the bride and the drive so pleasant I didn’t mind that it took 2.5 hours.
I was ecstatic to be on the very short guestlist for this intimate gathering. I even had a special role to play – helping Minnie perform her role! The pretty little husky mix was the ringbearer!
I should have booked a hotel that night and saved myself some driving. The next day was also spent in this general part of Missouri…
5. Touring the ranch where the Budweiser clydesdales live.
On Sunday I got up super early again to hit the road with my family for a special daytrip celebrating my aunt getting through her radiation treatments for breast cancer and also my mom’s upcoming birthday.
Did you know that those big, beautiful horses synonymous with Budweiser beer are bred right here in Missouri? That’s right – they are raised at Warm Springs Ranch outside Boonville. My mom has been crowing about this place for a couple years now, and I have to say she was right. There’s just nothing like getting nuzzled by a 2,000-pound gentle giant.
How was your weekend?
Posted on September 23, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Family, Minnie, Random Life, Travel and tagged Bark N Blues, Beer Paws, Budweiser horses, Chris Sailors, Christine Gregory, clydesdales, Kennel Creek Pet Resort, Queen of Paws, Strutt with Your Mutt, Warm Springs Ranch, Wayside Waifs. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.