It was called "Purses for Paws", and the idea is that when a family member is in hospice care their pets often become a burden for caregivers :( This wonderful fundraiser helped generate the money needed to assure that these pets are able to stay with their owners until the end, AND that the pets also have their needs met. It also helps to find new homes for the pets once their beloved owners have passed away.
Although hospice and death are not pleasant things to dwell on, the energy last night was all very positive. Pet lovers and purse lovers alike came to support the cause :)
Most of the auction items were purses, but there were a few other prizes as well! Like this pearl necklace, from a local jeweler, that "Lucas" is modeling:
The purse I really wanted was part of the live auction, rather than the silent auction.
I had my paddle, and was determined to win it.
And win I did!
My very first Chanel bag, and I am so very excited!! I know that I will treasure this bag for years to come, and I will never forget the good cause that purchasing it helped to support.
Thank you, Marilyn Monroe, for wanting to go with me to Purses for Paws :) Every time I carry "her" I will be reminded of our evening, and having to use your paddle to win because mine was covered in Cab Sauv :-o hehehe....
Louis was very pleased that we went to support the pups, and he thinks my new bag is nice. Not nearly as nice as his chewy stick, of course, but nice enough.