Press and Red Carpet Appearances

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Animal Friends Jo Jo Couture Fashion Show!

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A couple of weeks ago, my dear friend, the beautiful and talented Makeup Artist/Image Consultant, Starley Murray invited me model alongside the real model for the day, a doggie up for adoption! I was so THRILLED to be a part of this event. My daughter is a HUGE Animal Lover/Activist at the ripe age of 9. I've always been a lover of doggies, but I have learned so much from my little girls general love of ALL animals. She is truly amazing. I'm soo happy to have had my kids at this event. The photos, in fact, were all taken my by son! At the end of the event, my little girl, her cousin and a friend had gotten the information from the Shelter who provided the doggies for this event, Animal Friends (210)415-7035. The following Sunday, she and her friends contacted the shelter and went to volunteer all day! As if that wasn't enough to make me feel the proudest mommie in the world, my daughter, proceeded, on her own to make a Poster with images which she got from the animal Shelter website ( www.animalfriendsforever.org) of some of the dogs at this shelter and she collected a total of $300.00!! of donations for the shelter! Truly Amazing and I feel so blessed to have been able to help her with this natural desire to help animals that she was born with. Participating in this event was a perfect example of how helping just a little bit, can have a ripple effect! Since last year, I've been wanting so badly to become a "face" for the Own Up SA campaign, especially after a very unfair situation that I just went throught with one animal shelter in this city, Animal Care Services. I'm working to, hopefully, give a voice to the doggies at ACS who I suspect aren't being treated with the kindness they are supposed to be. Mine was a victim of the unfairness and neglicence at ACS. Thankfully, there are other shelters in San Antonio that are dedicated to "No Kill" policies, Animal Friends is one such shelter. I hope that Own UP allows me to help them with their cause to turn all San Antonio Animal Shelters into No Kill Shelters.
Here's the very fashionable "Farley"..

Here I am bonding with Farley's need to hydrate..took my back to my Survivor Fiji days of dehydration! I was paired up w/the perfect doggie..lol.

One last one of Farley modeling down the Red Carpet..sorry, my son cut my head off:( No worries, cuz Farley's the star here:)