It’s Christmas in July

A little while back Matilda pawticipated in an annual event, Christmas in July!

Originally known as the Doggone Dog Swap, (no, you don’t swap your dog) it’s now called Christmas in July! If you follow Sprinkles and Finn & Charley Too, you most likely know all about it, if not, hop on over and check them out!

Christmas in July! is over for this year, but you must, whatever you do, mark it on your 2014 calendar, so you and your pet/s can also get to pawticipate!

I wasn’t sure how many pawticipants would register from the land down-under, so I asked Marianne, she’s the International Pawticipants Coordinator, if she would be happy to ask a pawticipant, if they would be willing to donate a gift to a local shelter, in their neck of the woods, in Matilda’s name and we in return, would donate to a local shelter, in our neck of the woods, in their pet’s name.

We were so happy when we found out Matilda got matched with Finn, such a beautiful female Golden Retriever, who lives in NY, USA – yeaah!
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Matilda and I decided we needed to make a donation to the RSPCA, Lonsdale, South Australia. They do such a great job looking after all the pets waiting to find their furever homes, as well as helping sick and injured pets and re-uniting lost pets with their owners. RSPCA Lonsdale is where we found our new kitten Meg waiting for us!

RSPCA - Lonsdale

RSPCA – Lonsdale

We spent our dollars on some thirsty bath towels and warm bed sheets (all thanks to our local Goodwill store), puppy blankets, rope toys and balls. We also baked some Nut and Flax Seed Cookies to bring along too!

Finn and Matilda Christmas in July 2013

Finn and Matilda Christmas in July 2013

Our kitten Meg conducting a quality assessment!

Our kitten Meg conducting a Quality Assessment!

Matilda doing a quality assessment!

Matilda conducting her own Quality and Taste – maybe I can steal this toy and no one will notice – Assessment!

Elaine says Thank you Finn and Matilda

Elaine says Thank you Finn and Matilda

Elaine said, on behalf of all the pets at the RSPCA Lonsdale

THANK YOU SO MUCH Finn and Matilda! 

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There you have it – Finn and Matilda’s Christmas in July 2013 was a great success on both sides of the world!

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11 thoughts on “It’s Christmas in July

  1. writetowag August 12, 2013 at 2:11 am Reply

    How pawesome!!!! What a blessed day!!!! Hugs to you and yours!!!!

    • the 3m's September 6, 2013 at 11:04 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for your kind comments and hugs. We apologize for the delay in replying, our dad was not well and had to have an operation. He’s home and doing good now.
      We had a pawsome time helping our Mom put everything together for Christmas in July. It was our duty to give each item our personal sniff of approval!
      How beautiful a day can can be when kindness touches it – George Elliston

      • writetowag September 7, 2013 at 3:11 am Reply

        Blessings, love and prayers are being sent your way…Thankful he is home and recovering well…May you be blessed in every way!!!! -Hugs

  2. Miss Harper Lee August 11, 2013 at 3:36 am Reply

    Such a sweet way to celebrate Christmas in July! Mommy loves that you stretched your gift dollars by shopping at the Goodwill store, I think that the shelter dogs were super lucky to get Miss Jude’s homemade treats. :-)

    • the 3m's September 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm Reply

      Hey there Miss Harper Lee – sorry it’s been so long since we had a chance to reply. Our Dad wasn’t well, he had to have an operation, so things were real quiet around here for a few weeks. Thank goodness he’s home and doing good now.
      We had so much fun helping our Mom get Christmas in July organized. We gave everything our sniff of approval and even tried to sneak a few of the toys, but Mom caught us, that wasn’t much fun :(
      How beautiful a day can can be when kindness touches it – George Elliston

      • Miss Harper Lee September 7, 2013 at 12:12 am Reply

        I was really missing you and just about to send a comment your way. My humans and I are so sorry that your dad had to have an operation, but we’re very happy to hear that he is home and doing well. And I am really excited to see that there is a new recipe from your mom in my inbox!

  3. Kuruk August 11, 2013 at 2:41 am Reply

    Wow, so many pawesome presents! Wooooowooooooo!

    • the 3m's September 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm Reply

      Matilda (and Mac and Maesie) really enjoyed checking out all the lovely goodies. We had so much fun putting everything together. Thanks so much for your comments :)
      How beautiful a day can can be when kindness touches it – George Elliston

  4. finnhoward August 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm Reply

    Wow, that is so great! Finn was happy to be your swap partner Matilda!! You’ve made some doggies very happy I am sure!

  5. agatapokutycka August 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm Reply

    Wow, excellent. What a great bundle and fab cause.
    I am sure little guys in the center will be extremely happy, especially about the cookies :-)

    • the 3m's September 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for your kind comments. We had a fun time helping our Mom put everything together for Christmas in July. We sniffed each item and gave it our lick of approval! We love the cookies Mom baked for the dogs at the RSPCA, we really hope they enjoyed them too!
      How beautiful a day can can be when kindness touches it – George Elliston

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