2019 Okie Bash Video! We Need to Know How Many Of You Would Like To Attend in 2020!

October 24, 2019

Gem Of The Day: I turn my head away, To hide the helpless tears,

Oh, how I hate To see October go. (Songwriters: Johnny Mercer & Barry Mannilow)

Dear Small Pawsers,
For those who weren’t able to attend the 2019 Small Paws Rescue Okie Bash, we have a video, lovingly made by Debbie Jones. Debbie and her husband Larry came in from Louisiana.
Debbie asked me if she could take pictures of the weekend, and I thought she meant with her phone, so I told her, “Of Course!”
Then I learned she was a photographer with a BIG camera and lenses! Debbie photographed the entire weekend to share with all of you!
The music behind the video is by Ernesto Cortazar, and is called “Remembrance (Autumn Song ). It is one of the “no copyright” songs available on Youtube.
We hope you enjoy it.  Click below!
An unexpected thing happened at this bash that has never happened before.
Beverly and Joel Seffel, at the beginning of the banquet, asked me to make an announcement and they issued a $2000.00 matching challenge, to be met in any amount, and they said they would match it!
By the end of the Barbecue on Saturday night, we had raised $6, 500.00 for the Bichons and Bichon Wannabees of Small Paws Rescue! Many thanks to Beverly and Joel for issuing that challenge!
We had a lovely time with absolutely PERFECT weather!
We even got a phone call, during the Barbecue down at the pole barn on Saturday night, from our Team Leaders ti the Carolina’s, GA. and LA., who was not able to come this year.
So we put the phone on speaker and held the microphone up to it and everyone in attendance was able to talk up close and personal to Kathryn Smith!
I know it’s early, but weddings book a year in advance at the beautiful Post Oak Lodge right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
If you are interested in coming to the Okie Bash 2020, we need to make plans in advance of reserving our block of rooms.
The rooms run about $115.00 a night including tax and a full hot breakfast.
It’s always the third weekend in October so in 2020 it would be Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, and if you would like to come in early on Thursday, October 17, and come to dinner at our house, that’s great too!
This year we had 30 of you that came out to our house, and we loved having each and every one of you!
If you are interested in experiencing this wonderful fall weekend in 2020, please let me know at robin@smallpawsrescue.org. I know it’s a year away but we need to have an idea of how many rooms to block off. Enjoy the video and many thanks to Debbie Jones for making it!
All My Love, Robin

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Dear Robin,
Dear Charity Administrator,

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Dear Small Pawsers,

Welcome to the Small Paws®  Rescue Online Newsletter, especially to those of you who may have seen us over the years on our guest appearances on Fox and Friends in New York City, or on Animal Planet on “Dogs 101.”, or you may have read about us in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness, 101 Stories about Finding Your Purpose, Passion and Joy . You also may have seen us on “Inside Edition” with Deborah Norville! (To see backstage photos of one of our trips to NYC and Fox & Friends, click here.)

Also, Small Paws Was Featured on a “The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast”. It’s was an interview of how Small Paws Rescue was born, almost 21 years ago! 2019 was our 21st Anniversary!

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