While it has been a long-time coming, we’ve finally got solid plans … and a beautiful site to hold our first ever Rescue Reunion. Right about now, you’re probably asking yourself what exactly is a “rescue reunion.” Simply stated, it is a gathering of all the families (and dogs) that have adopted from our organization. Date for the event: June 21, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. UPDATE ON LOCATION: Due to a scheduling conflict, we’ve reserved space at Thompson Park, located 4 blocks west of Main Street (Hwy 287) on 5th Street in Longmont. Why Longmont? We have families all over the Front Range and Longmont is the most central (not to mention it is a nice little city away from the hustle/bustle of Denver).
Also attending the Apso Picnic will be pet owners of FleetFireTimbers Lhasa Apsos. If you’ve been to my house, you’ve met dogs of this lineage … Frankie and Dante, to be exact. The owners of FFT dogs are as delightful as the dogs themselves. Basically this is a gathering to enjoy dogs and dog folk. We’ll have a quick grooming seminar (faces/feet/butts), a handout on current vaccination protocols, Lhasa Races with betting (actual dogs don’t race, but we think you’ll have a blast anyway), and a potluck picnic.
A bit of history … Thompson Park is one of the three parks designed into the original Chicago-Colorado Colony town plat. The park is named after Elizabeth Rowell Thompson (1820-1899), a renowned philanthropist, temperance reformer and abolitionist who lived on the East Coast. A Boston reporter in 1899, called her the “founder of Longmont, Colorado”. In 1890, Judge F.P. Secor rented Thompson Park for $14 per month to graze his and a neighbor’s milk cows. The ladies of the town planted trees in the park and helped keep them alive with buckets of water from the St.Vrain — trees that still stand today and are identified in a brochure available from the Parks and Forestry Services Office (“The Trees of Thompson Park”).
Click on the link for a .pdf of the Invitation … Rescue Reunion & PetExpo
This will be a potluck style gathering. Please bring a covered dish and chairs. Beverages and dinnerware will be provided. We are asking for RSVPs so we have an idea of how much we’ll need to bring for both dogs and humans. Please RSVP by June 14th at (970) 663-5910 or send an email to ApsoRescue@aol.com.