Most of you are well aware that the 7th Annual Best in Sheaux in Shreveport was held last night at the Riverview Hall with Lindsay & John Atkin’s dog, Brutus, Doberman Pinscher extraordinaire, taking top honors, while my parents, Amanda & Gordon Clingan’s English Bull Terrier rescue, Annie, walked away as The Shreveport Times 2016 Bark Madness winner. The Show Stopper Award was presented to harlequin Great Dane, Cornbread, owned by Lacey Herring.
The runway was hot with canine talent and an audience of over 300 generous patrons, who sipped on Signature Pink Poodle cocktails, ( among other luscious libations) and dinned on a smorgasbord of tasty treats.
This is THE major fundraiser for ROBINSON’S RESCUE, Shreveport’s premier LOW COST spay- neuter clinic. Among the attendees, a plethora of altruistic animal lovers bid heavily on incredible auction items!
It was a “grand prize” evening for human and canine alike!
Most of you are aware that my foster sister, Miss Annie, won The Shreveport Times 2016 Bark Madness contest. But what you don’t know, is that The Shreveport Times brought an entire table of people, including Mr. Rick Rose from The Times, to cheer her on! I want to personally thank them for giving her the night of her life! Seven months ago Annie was rescued from a lifetime of being caged as a “puppy factory” to last night walking the runway of Best in Sheaux as The Times Bark Madness winner and getting her picture in the paper-TWICE actually! She may be terminally ill, but she’s packing her days with joy and delight!
Last night was another milestone for “moi”. I, too, have had so many lovely things happen since my rescue. What happened wasn’t on the par of being rescued or having THE best book launch EVER (Thank you Lewis Gifts), but it was one of those really fun special treats.
Many of my friends and supporters attended last night, but the “special treat” was kept a secret, so that when it happened,there were oooooohs and ahhhhhhhs and clapping throughout Riverview Hall. Yes, the rumors were true, I was chosen to give the opening remarks for Best in Sheaux and, get this, I was projected onto the “BIS Jumbotron”! Seriously, yours truly, “moi” made it too the “big screen”!
Lights hit the red curtains, they parted and, well, you can see for yourself. I had a video, but the background noise prohibited hearing clearly, so I’m just posting pictures.
Following my opening remarks, the parade of pups for adoption began and then it was time for the Best in Sheaux entries. Each and every entrant was deserving of the title, but the crown ultimately went to the magnificent “Casadoba Brutus”! Annie was proud to win The Shreveport Times Bark Madness and then it was time for The Show Stopper Award which was given to the most cleverly costumed canine. It was hilarious, but Cornbread won it, paws down.
Again I want to thank the voters, world wide, who supported Annie, as well as all of the wonderful people who attended Best in Sheaux last night. Because of your support, Robinson’s Rescue’s, resident veterinarian, Dr Andrea Masters Everson has done 39,000 spay/neuters which has decreased the euthanasia and intake numbers in our local shelters!
Yes, Robinson’s Rescue is making a difference- one snip at a time!imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage