Category Archives: Christmas in July 2013

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!
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! 


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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