We took time out from a fruitless job search to meet some of our Facebook friends and attend a fund-raiser for New York City’s Animal Care and Control. Coincidentally, Friday night’s event was the first anniversary of being laid off, so a distraction would probably help.
And it did.
First up was cocktails with I HAVE CAT and meeting new friends, Sharon, Damon and Kira at the Bowery Wine Company. A low-key, friendly vibe and Happy Hour specials fueled a fast, fun get-together — and was the perfect opening act for the AC&C soireee.
As I HAVE CAT noted, we went to the dogs. Various terriers, a pit bull and Bocker the Labradoodle were the main (mane?) attractions. We fussed over the pooches (convinced our cats would give us hell for it later) and talked to other animal lovers. Two folks from the Long Island Happy Cat Sanctuary got my attention because the founder was a guy (yes, a man!) who started rescuing cats on his own. Before he could say meow, he had a miniature wild kingdom. Now he was trying to turn it into a full-fledged organization. They don’t even have a website, so I can’t give you a link.
Coming from the world of TV, I couldn’t resist shooting a little video, including I HAVE CAT cuddling some pooches. It’s on OCR’s Facebook page.
But I’m sure the feline world will forgive IHC because she scored a Harper’s Baazar lithograph worth $1,200 and plans to use it to raise money for the animals. The kicker is the man who won it in the AC&C raffle didn’t seem to thrilled, so IHC marched right up to him and asked for it. Good job!
Speaking of jobs, I still don’t have one but went home glad that I got out of the sweatpants for one night.