SCREENPLAYS AND SOAP SUDS Photos by Kim Snitker
A happy puppy looking for a home.
Hello again! This is Maddie, top dog at Three Dog Bakery.
I'd like to start by thanking everyone who participated in or attended our last event, "So You Want A Dog!" It was a very windy day. But you all had great attitudes, and it turned out to be a huge success. I truly believe we let everyone who attended know how important it is, when choosing a new addition to your family, to honestly consider which breed of dog suits your lifestyle best.
I know we opened more than one pair of eyes to the fact that not all breeds are right for everyone. We hope the information exchanged on that windy day will put a stop to dogs being returned to shelters due to lack of compatibility between canine and human.
So THANK YOU to all who were there. You are the reason that rescue groups work! OK, here's some more cool things planned for this summer. One Saturday each month throughout the summer and fall, if the weather permits, Jr. Humane will be washing dogs at the bakery. The fee is $5.00 per dog and all the money goes directly to the kids at Jr. Humane. This is a great group that devotes a lot of time and energy to the dogs and cats at the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico (AHA).
I remember when they used to come to visit and bathe me when I was in lock-up. They have gentle natures and a genuine concern for the animals put in their care. My time spent at AHA was not happy, but the kids brought me lots of hugs and love every time they came. Now that I'm out and in a very loving home I feel it's time to give back to the group who got me through my rough time. So please, as a favor to me, come out and support this group. You won't regret it. Just call the bakery to find out which Saturday they are going to be here. Oh, and bring your dirtiest dog!
Welcome to "So You Want a Dog" in Albuquerque.
The other biggie I'd like to tell you about is "Dogfest 2002." This will be our 3rd annual film fest where you make the films about your dog or a dog you think should be in pictures.
Let me tell you the history of this very cool event. The first year we received 12 entries and we held the festivities at the bakery. We got a huge TV and showed the top three films. That day about 50 people crowded into the store, including the main dudes, Mark and Dan (founders of Three Dog Bakery.)
Last year there were 25 entries and judging was very difficult. It was fun to watch the "masterpieces" people created about their dogs. From the amount of films we received and the multiple phone calls we got about the event we knew there was no way the fest could be held at the bakery. After tons of footwork, we landed at the Harwood Art Center, a great place to have a film festival. Mark and Dan came again. There were activities with Jr. Humane, and the best bratwurst this side of the Mississippi from Dagmar of Dagmar's Delectibles. The head count of just the two-leggers (humans) was about 200…WOW. The winning films were great, and, not to brag, but I even stared in a cute little picture with all my buddies who work here at the bakery.
Learn about greyhounds at "So You Want a Dog."
Now it's time for festival number 3. We've tentatively set the date for "Dogfest 2002" in late July. What we need is for you to get out your video equipment and start making the potential award winning films of 2002.
The rules are simple. Films HAVE to show a dog or be about a dog. They should be 3-5 minutes long. (No more than 5 minutes, please.) Films must be on VHS. Sound easy enough?
The prizes are great. Three winning films will be shown during the festival. Winners receive a cash donation given to the animal group of their choice. 1st prize is $100, 2nd prize is $50, and 3rd prize is $25. A good deed for a good film.
Well it's time for me to take a nap. If you have any questions call us at the bakery: 505.294.2300 or come by and see us at 9821 Montgomery, just east of Eubank.
Bark at you soon,
(as dictated to Chris Dalton)
Do you have your AARF card yet?
The American Association of Retired Fidos is looking for you. To be accepted into AARF, you must be 8 years old or more. When you register at the bakery, you'll receive a certificate, signed by Mark and Dan, founders of Three Dog Bakery. Your paw print on the certificate makes it official. Present your AARF card at the bakery on Wednesday and you'll get a 10% discount on every treat you purchase. Achieving maturity has certain perks, you know.
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