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.....