Then on Sunday, I spent my entire day at the Friends of Animals shelter fundraising event called the Wag-a-thon! It had a bazaar along the walkway out front selling animal-related items, clothing, and all sorts of miscellaneous things. While people looked around, volunteers walked around with dogs from the shelter, showing them off to people in hopes that they will be interested in adopting! I couldn't go 3 feet without stopping to pet dog after dog. I swear there was every single type of dog imaginable there! I was in heaven obviously. Then the actual walk began and all the volunteers walked their dogs around the area, past open-air cafes, restaurants, and shops, then eventually looped back to the shelter where the poor babies had to go back.
Daffy, the ACS-sponsored Wag-a-thon dog!
Two fellow ACS employees and I then stayed to volunteer a bit more. The shelter needed help taking care of the cats and really cleaning out their cages after a recent cat disease went around. So the joy continued as I got asked to hold kitten after kitten while they transferred around cages while we cleaned them. Absolutely ALL of the cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens at the shelter were complete sweeties, and I obviously wished I could take them all.
Beyond adorable, right?
This little, sweet girl has a vision problem. Still so adorable.
Then we were starving when we were done, and I was introduced to Greece's version of Chipotle and it was AMAZING.