Raising money for our rescue animals

I was thrilled when I found out I was invited to the Woodford Humane Society Summer Gala to raise money for our rescue animals here in Kentucky. Having our rescue dog, Blue, has been one of the best things for our family. We can only guess the condition Blue was in when we rescued him, but he has come a long way. He use to be afraid of people. What dog is afraid of people?? It really is so sad to learn about these animals’ stories. When they started the auctions to raise money I was surprised to learn that even simple things we take for granted they are in need of, like a washer to keep their beds clean and warm.

The gala also had such a nice variety of silent auction items to bid on.

It was definitely the place for all things pup! Look at this adorable little treat jar and pet portrait.

Your ticket for the event includes dinner and two complimentary drink tickets. I tried their signature cocktail, the Bourbon Punch. With a cute little kitty on the picture, how could you choose anything else?

Dinner was buffet style followed by a dessert bar with macaroons and Kentucky bourbon bread pudding. Definitely a local favorite! My favorite macaroon was the pistachio, but if you know me, you could probably easily guess that.

After dinner, we mingled and took pictures on the lawn of Keeneland, such a beautiful venue for this event.

I hope you will join next year or consider a gift to the Woodford Humane Society. These animals need us just like we need them. Tell me a little about your rescue animal in the comments!

Cheers! And check out my friend’s page, the Bluegrass Blog to find more fun things to do locally and around Kentucky. She’s the kindest person and was so sweet to invite me to this fun event. Mama needed a night out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hey y’all, welcome to Kentucky!

We just celebrated our 2 year anniversary and decided┬áto get away. Getting away doesn’t always mean getting far away. We stayed in Kentucky and enjoyed the local hospitality. First was Keeneland (horse racing) then we went to Bardstown and stayed in the Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast.


Dan saw horse number 9 and decided to make a bet! We won enough to pay for our food and visit to Keeneland. You can see Dan with his winning ticket! This horse track is absolutely beautiful, a must see! It is only open April and October so make your trip accordingly.

Here is the small town of Bardstown. We loved the Bourbon Manor B&B, including the 2 welcoming pups to the bourbon barn out back. Our room was the Mint Julep room and I was absolutely obsessed with the chandelier. Loved spending time with Dan, especially before he leaves for a year deployment. We may make B&Bs a tradition! What’s not to love about the hospitality and country cookin’!

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