Oh My Goodness! It’s already April of 2016 and I still haven’t written my 2015 entry!
2015 was a huge year for us in many ways, both personal and professional. We relocated to northern Utah, from Portland, Oregon. This is has been wonderful for all the reasons we wanted to come (mountains, rivers, trail running, skiing, hiking, SUPing – all within 5 minutes of our house) and it’s been sad in other ways (oh how we yearn for Portland food and beer!).
We also lost our lovely Tuco – the black beauty in the photo to the right. She was the most wonderful, amazing, sweetest dog ever and we were so sad to lose her. But some while later we discovered and adopted our new love, Pip (in the bottom photo). We have been having loads of (mostly) fun bringing her into the family, training her, and trying to prevent her from eating every dead thing she sees or smells, and she has become a great playmate for Stella (the puppy in the photo above, but she just turned four!).
This year we were involved with the local Animal Rescue and foster organization Four Paws. They do amazing work here in Cache Valley, taking in dogs and cats and finding foster homes for them until they are discovered by their Forever Family. We have been able to help at several of their fundraisers, and we donated 5% of our 2015 profits to them. As always, we also donated Turdlebags to various animal welfare organizations, to be used for event giveaways, raffles and prizes.
If you are interested in a Turdlebag donation for your organization or benefit event, email: katie(at)turdlebag(dot)com.
Best wishes to all of you for 2016!