Tuesday, July 26, 2005
A wonderful event
Yesterday around 11am, FC, Katie, The Count and I headed off to Daly City to participate in the Golf Tournament fundraiser at the private Lake Merced Golf Club. We arrived late, due to a last minute scramble to round up some kittens that were left in an open milkcrate in the ivy at the shelter.
We forgot that the weather in Daly City was not the same as the weather in sunny Oakland and were caught wearing short sleeves and summer-appropriate pants. The golfers had already started, so we went to our spot (the margarita table) to show off our canine pals. You see, the organizers - volunteers who just wanted to do something for the animals - wanted to show the golfers just who exactly they were helping.
So we sat there, shivering, watching the golf carts go by. After a bit, in an effort to meet the golfers and stay warm, we decided to walk the course. I've played golf before, but not 18 holes and not with a dog. so I wasn't sure how long it would take us. We started the walk and soon warmed up.
At each hole, we saw a foursome, either driving or chipping or putting or chatting in their carts. We said to each, "The dogs wanted to say Thanks!" Katie wagged her tail, while the golfers fawned all over her and The Count stayed warm and cozy in Frances' borrowed jacket. Everyone was just so darn nice. Thrilled to be playing golf and even more thrilled to be helping dogs like Katie and The Count.
We made it back to our table, gave the dogs some water, and soon chilled right back up. We had planned to stay the whole day, but the weather caused us to pack up early. The Count stayed behind with the three cute kittens, and KP and SL. We were to miss the silent auction and dinner, but we did our part helping the golfers see just exactly who their money would be helping. Despite the cool temperature, we had a fabulous time, saw some great (and not so great!) golf, and were so pleased to be part of such a wonderful event.