At this time tomorrow, we will be on the tail end (pardon the pun) of the 15th annual Bay to Barkers event--will it be a success? Will it be warm enough to go without a jacket? Will community be built? Funds raised? These are but a few of the questions that cross my mind as I finish up my 3rd week as Development Director for the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society.
In all honesty, I've never been a blogger before. Why? Certainly not because I don't love writing, or sharing my thoughts, or anything like that. Just felt somewhat intimidated about it, I suppose. But now, I've decided that I might as well just be myself. And here I am--a brand new employee at the BEBHS and LOVING IT! Okay, I know I am still in the first month, the honeymoon period, if you will. But I expect that it's going to stay good. Because I flat out love animals--almost all of them. Nothing brings tears to my eyes faster than a precious animal, especially one that needs help, or just love. I'm a softie when it comes to dogs. And I'm a fundraiser. So what a great marriage of my true love and the gifts that I have to offer in a work setting. I couldn't be happier, more excited and more energized about doing my job--and I can bring my 4-legged friend Shuggie to work, too!
So...if you are reading this, and you make it out to Golden Gate Fields tomorrow --Sunday, July 29--noon to 4:00--PLEASE find me, and say hello. If you are a dog lover too, we'll chat about our furry friends. About the shelter. Maybe about the fire, or our exciting plans to rebuild. Or our fabulous director Corinne. Whatever--do COME! (Be sure to come in the Buchanan entrance!)