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Ragley is ONE- and we had a Pawty!

It's hard for me to believe that last Thursday, September 18 marked a whole year since I anxiously opened the very first picture of Ragley and her newborn litter mates all snuggled up to her mom. I spent endless hours staring at that single picture, wondering which one would be mine and hoping ardently that my breeder would post more pictures. Oh, how far I have come!

There are no words that can adequately describe just how much she has touched my life. I am a total crazy dog lady and I wear it proudly, but I swear if you met Ragley you wouldn't blame me for a single minute! She is my best friend and I know many of you will know exactly how I feel.

I have been really wanting to get involved with helping DRC, but having just started my first "real" job, I do not have the means to provide shelter or money myself quite yet. SO- Ragley and I decided that her birthday would be the perfect opportunity to have a pawesome birthday party to help doodles in need and thus Ragley's Birthday Benefit Pawty was born!

We had about 16 doodles (and others) out to a wonderful pasture this past Saturday to celebrate, play, and raise some money for DRC! Many of our favorite companies graciously donated a plethora of amazing products to use for goodie bags for each of the dogs in attendance, three stellar raffle baskets, and enough leftover for a great donation to the next DRC auction!

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It was so much fun to see all the fluffy doodles chasing each other about and playing until they all collapsed! Some of the owners were a little skeptical at first, I think, but everyone was ready to plan another romp for the following year by the end! All in all, we were able to raise $366 dollars to donate to DRC and, although that may not go far, Ragley and I hope that it can make a difference for at least one doodle who is not as fortunate as all of our our own! Even if not to benefit DRC, I encourage everyone to try to attend or plan a doodle romp in your area- it was a wonderful experience that I am excited to hopefully recreate in the future!

Here are some of the highlights!

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  • Happy belated birthday, sweet Ragley!  What a wonderful and generous way to celebrate her birthday!  Yay for helping other doodles.

  • Happy Belated Birthday to Ragley.  His birthday celebration looks like so much fun.  This was a terrific idea. 

  • What a special way to celebrate your birthday and help other doodles. Happy Belated Birthday Ragley, you and your mom rock.

  • Looks like great fun! Happy Birthday Ragley :-)
  • That's one lucky doodle.  Love the group photos.  Happy birthday!

  • Great idea, and lovely photos!

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  • Wishing a very Happy 1st Birthday to sweet Ragley...hope it was a fabulous "Pawty"!

  • Stephanie, you and Ragley ROCK!!!!!!  Best birthday wishes to you, Ragley, from your California surfer dood friends!3366739037?profile=original

  • Happy Birthday, Ragley! :)

  • What a great way to celebrate and looks like tons of fun! Happy Birthday to you Ragley!!

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