As most of you remember, mom has visited Best Friends, this last time in February.
When grandma and grandpa went away for a weekend in May, grandpa bought mom the book about the founding of Best Friends....
A couple of interesting things.....grandpa said he had read a little of the book before he gave it to mom. She shrugged - no big deal (except he folds over the pages to mark his place - makes her nuts). Then the other day she was at their house and he said he would like the book back when she was done reading it. Wow - ok.
So she hurried up and read it. It is a relatively easy read and an interesting look into the nature fo their friendships and devotion to the cause of animals and No More Homeless Pets. Some fun stuff, a little sad stuff, but interesting....mom finished it last night. What mom found fun was putting together the background with what she knew - that person's name was on that building, that octagon was named after that dog, etc.
But - here is the other part. When mom was there in February, she got to have lunch with Faith Maloney, one of the founders. See, they had gone to puppy class in the morning and met this group of 4 sisters. When they got to lunch, there wasn't much space and the sisters were at a bigger table. They asked to join them and everyone got to chatting. One of the sisters had just taken a seminar at Best Friends about starting your own sanctuary. It is taught by Faith and another person. As we were talking, Faith came in and this lady flagged her down and invited her to join them for lunch. Mom admits she was a little star struck. :) But Faith was so down to earth - and had this amazing ability to listen like you were the only person in the world.
Then mom read the book and learned so much more about Best Friends and Faith. Made her all warm and fuzzy (though that may have been cause Mo was curled up with her in the chair). If you are looking for an interesting read, mom seriously suggests it!!
Hope everyone has a peaceful, nice and safe weekend. We still have the hots here. sigh.....
Awwww glad mum enjoyed the Best Friends book and got to meet Faith Maloney too! She sounds like a really wonderful woman doing so much good for furriends!! Yay! Take careReplyDelete
Way hot here, too. Keep cool and have a great weekend, friends!ReplyDelete
Best Friends is such an amazing place, and I'm sure Faith must be too. How fun that you got to meet her!ReplyDelete
That is so cool that your human has been to Best Friends! My human wants to go, but it is hard for her to find the time to schedule a trip. We also have the book and guess what? She has not read it yet!ReplyDelete
Sounds like an interesting read and it always nice to read about people who do things about what they feel strongly about. Always inspiring!ReplyDelete
Have a good weekend too :)
the critters in The Cottage
The Best Friends organization is just amazing...I bet the story behind their beginnings is incredible! Thanks for the reading suggestion. Have a wonderful weekend, all!ReplyDelete
The book about Best Friends sounds very interesting. And how exciting your mom got to meet one of the Best Friends founders!ReplyDelete