From left to right: CoCo Chanel, Sookie Small paws, Coco Puffz, Annabella, Bear, Woofie, Kiki, Daffodil.
Thirteen posh pups and seventeen humans came together for a gorgeous day of sun and fun.
It was a perfect day. A gorgeous pool. Fun toys. A great spread of food. There were boys in sparkled speedos, girls in teeny weeny bikinis, lovelies in life jackets, and a few pups who chose to do the day naked. We wanted a group shot, and the raft turned out to be the perfect staging tool. Nobody wanted to jump!
Kiki was our hostess. She’s a rescue who found her way into a wonderful home where she lives with her two rescue brothers.
Once everyone arrived, we had a mini meeting. We’ve had a few months of summer fun. It was time to plan our holiday charity event. The thing that Pupscouts do best is to charm and delight. Cute dogs in uniform happily posing for cameras are the best conversation-starter anyone could ever invent. We know this from experience. When we dress the dogs up and take them out for lunch on Rodeo Drive, or to any sort of streetfair, within seconds dogs posing like rockstars bring smiles to a full posse of passersby. That’s when we share our message. And it does elicit support, even donations.
The Pupscouts.org are a national organization of socially responsible dogs and their people who like to earn badges and raise money for causes. They began in New York City with a group of prominent Fashionesta dogs. The organization gained national attention when they appeared on Good Morning America. Nightline followed, then National Geographic’s “Spoiled Rotten Pets”. The Beverly Hills troop loves to make videos, participate in fashion shows, promote dogs, help rescues, make new friends and, in the process of doing all that, they love to have fun.
Woofie, thanking the sun for the joy he has found in his new life.
We are a group rescue advocates. Most of our pups are rescues, and those that aren’t promote the cause. Rescue isn’t a breed, it’s what happens to any dog who lands in an irresponsible home or a sorrowful circumstance. So you don’t have to be a rescue to promote the cause. We decided that our holiday event will be to promote Wings of Rescue.
Wings of rescue provide desperately needed air transport for their rescue partners and the thousands of animals they save each year from high kill shelters in California. They fly these precious passengers in private airplanes to their new forever homes up and down the west coast in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and even Canada. Wings of Rescue has already saved over 12,000 dogs and cats and is going to rescue 7,000 more by the end of 2015. They are a 501c3 charity so your round trip operating costs and donations are tax deductible. We will be earning our sewing badges as we make petticoats and caps to alter our uniforms into stewardess outfits. Then we will hit the streets, raising funds to sponsor some dogs who will be a part of this holiday event.
After the meeting, we learned about water safety and doggie first aid, then it was time to swim!
Delicate little Jade, a rescue.
The water was the perfect temperature, I’m guessing close to 90 degrees. Everyone was in the pool, and we all stayed there for houra. It was picture time! We had raided the dollar store and purchased a dozen blow-up floaties.
Kris, Teddy, Bella, angel and Julia.
Our newest member, Lola, had no fear of water! She jumped off the raft and swam for shore. Some of the dogs who had never been swimming weren’t really sure what to make of this long-legged darling’s actions.
Sugarbaby liked floating in her pink boat…
Bear and Sookie Smallpaw studied the situation. Sookie was a good swimmer, but this would be Bar’s first time swimming. He had the doggie paddle down, although it was more about survival than fun to him.
Bear & Sookie Smallpaw
Coco Puffz was the first one in the pool.
Annabella is our smallest Pupscout, but she is big in spirit!
Daffodil loved her little floatie.
Bella had fun with mommy.
Bella and Wendee.
Coco Puffz commanded from the bow, Kiki took the stern. Annabella, Woofie and Bear were busy figuring out what this thing they called “pool” really was.
Coco Puffz, Annabella, Bear Woofie, Kiki, Daffodil’s butt
Five o’clock rolled around and it was time to go home. The dogs, after chasing each other around the pool and swimming, were worn out! I’m guessing each is off sleeping in their bed right now.
To join the Pupscouts, check out our meet-up page: http://www.meetup.com/Beverly-Hills-Pupscouts/.