I'm happy to announce that the 12th annual online auction to benefit Havanese Rescue Inc will run from Saturday, Nov 3rd through Saturday, Nov 10th. Yep, I'm announcing a little early so we can get a jump-start and everyone will have plenty of time to plan their donations (if indeed you're so inclined), especially those who are hand-crafting items or who'll be soliciting from vendors.
Now, I'm sure there are many folks reading this message who are wondering "who is this chick and what's up with this auction". Well, the loves of my life are my parti-boy Shadow Ray, 13 years old, and Kidget Marie, my 12 year old baby girl, around whom the world revolves (just ask her). They were the inspiration for the first online auction in 2001. Shad and Kiddy still patiently watch tv, send text messages, or snooze nearby while Mommy is busy auctioneering for the Neezers for whom the HRI volunteers are helping to find forever homes.
What was meant to be a one-time "let's try it and see what happens" event has become a yearly tradition and I believe was the first of its kind for our breed. Over the years, we have raised over $88,800 for the darlings of HRI and have had quite a few laughs and tears along the way. It is a total labor of love and every penny raised goes to HRI. If you've never participated, we hope you'll join us this year, whether as a donor or bidder, because we cannot do it without the support of the Havanese community.
The auction site homepage is up and I would encourage everyone to take a few minutes to read the FAQs which explain how the event is run and how you can participate.
Feel free share this announcement with family and friends, on your Facebook page and whatever groups you belong to - the more, the better : )
Don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have any questions!