Yes, I’m one of those. Despite the fact that it disgusts people like my mom and fiance, I make out with animals. No, not in a way that could get me arrested or ruin my life, but rather in the sense that I have a very hard time not (heavy) petting every dog I meet on the street, and I can’t stay away from the Amanda Foundation. Once, in elementary school, I kissed a calf on the nose, and my mom freaked out and told me I was going to get lockjaw. Despite ensuing nightmares to that effect, I was not put off of cows, horses, mules, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, turtles, llamas, lizards, and any number of other creatures with whom I enjoy canoodling. My dog of over a decade, whose name is tattooed across my ribs, has given me more comfort over the years than many of the friends who have come and gone. Whether single or involved, miserable or happy, he is always there to remind me that I’m not alone, that life is fun, and that every day offers a new beginning. Who can argue with that? I’m in love! That’s why for Valentine’s this year (yep, it’s approaching fast), I suggest you join me for a martini on behalf of all the doggies who…
…don’t have owners so devoted that they’ll get their pups’ names tattooed across their ribs (yet).
The Amanda Foundation is hosting a Valentine’s fundraiser on Sunday, February 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Lola’s on Fairfax. $40 gets you special “heartbreaker martinis,” as well as wine, soft drinks, and scrumptious tasties from Lola’s kitchen. Not only that, but there will be a raffle, a silent auction with all kinds of great stuff, and the best part: proceeds benefit the foundation.
So, let’s review: for $40 you get a nice buzz, some food in your belly, the chance to mingle with other do-gooders, the possibility of meeting that “special someone” (assuming you’re not already off the market), and the deep satisfaction of knowing that you’ve saved a life. Sounds like a frickin’ deal to me.
But then again, I make out with animals.
The official invite:
The Amanda Foundation invites you to celebrate the one love that will never let you down: the one you share with your furry pal!
Sunday, February 10, 2008 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at
945 North Fairfax Avenue, Hollywood 90046
Valet parking is available.
Find the perfect gift at our silent auction, lounge by the pool (table that is), take a chance on our “Ruff Raffle” AND enjoy “HEARTBREAKER MARTINIS” included with your admission! (Wine, and soft drinks are also offered.) Complemented by scrumptious tasties from Lola’s fabulous kitchen!
All this for just $40! And to think you can help save a dog or cat’s life and have fun at the same time —
RSVP: 310-550-0101 from 9 am to 6 pm after 6pm call 310-278-2935
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE TO OUR SILENT AUCTION?
Here are just a few suggestions: pet items, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, spa/salon gift certificates, gift baskets, gift items, celebrity and sports memorabilia, art, pet services, etc.