December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays from Pang Pang

We have had the most wonderful holiday season with Pang Pang – topping off an amazing year for our beautiful girl! She attended a number of holiday parties with our seniors who tried hard not to share their cookies but from the looks of Pang Pang, I think they did! It was so much fun to watch our celebrity princess posing for photos with her people and their grandchildren. She continues her love affair with the camera! She received so many gifts and we gave out several for her. We made a wonderful calendar, featuring her, and had several paw prints framed through Piggy’s & Paws – the cutest things ever! She and Petey have been eye-balling their stockings for weeks. Tomorrow morning will be so much fun with them!

Pang Pang was featured in a wonderful article in the Riverside Press Enterprise last fall, with photos, which described the difference she has made in our senior community. That article was so heartwarming and positive, explaining the value of pet therapy and animal rescue. We actually had phone calls, requesting information about how we were able to adopt such a wonderful dog. China Television picked up the article and asked if they could film a segment for their Los Angeles and Taiwan stations. Four wonderful reporters came out and had so much fun with her. They spent hours playing with her and talking to residents. The story was incredible! In addition, Pang Pang was featured in an article in the Apartment Association of the Greater Inland Empire Magazine and because of that, the National Apartment Association magazine editor has expressed interest in a similar article for next year. This is all so incredible - because through Pang Pang we are able to emphasize how important pets are to seniors, why more multi-housing communities should adopt and the pure joy of animal rescue.

As this year ends, I want to thank you all and Rita again – from the bottom of my heart. I could not have known when I saw that perky golden face on-line, eighteen months ago, that Pang Pang would make such a difference in so many lives. She is truly a gift and at this time of year especially, it is so important to tell you how very much she means to us.

Happy Holidays!