National Cupcake Day for SPCAs & Humane Societies
National Cupcake Day™ is a coordinated Canadian event to support local shelters, SPCAs, and Humane Societies. In 2013 animal lovers across Canada raised over $400,000 to support their favourite societies.For National Cupcake Day you bake cupcakes for your friends and family at your National Cupcake Day Party. Your guests donate to your participating animal welfare charity of choice in exchange for a cupcake, and raise critically-needed funds for animals that are abused, abandoned, neglected or no longer wanted. Through your Online Bakery, you can track cupcake orders, send emails to friends and family about your National Cupcake Day Party, and manage your fundraising.
Taken from http://nationalcupcakeday.org/
I was at two business meetings today where we were encouraged to donate to the staff Cupcake Day event. A great event to support much needed work in the support, care and protection of the animals that provide us unconditional love and they had gluten free double chocolate muffins!
Robert William Service
(1874 - 1958)
'Twas in a pub just off the Strand
When I was in my cups,
There passed a bloke with in his hand
Two tiny puling pups;
And one was on me with a bound,
Seeking to lick my face,
And so I bought him for a pound
And took him to my place.
Three acres by the shore I own,
A hut, a pint wood;
And there for fifteen years alone
He shared my solitude.
It was his own, his only world,
And when with hunting spent,
Each night beside my bed he curled,
And slept in sheer content.
My dog is dead. Though lone I be
I'll never have another;
For with his master-worship he
Was closer than a brother.
My foot is frail and I am old,
Yet how my heart can pity
Pups straining on a short leash-hold
And pent up in the city.
From all thought of self above,
And purged of sex emotion,
I know no form of living love
So deep as dogs devotion.
I have no hope at all of heaven,
I've lived in sin and strife;
But thank God! I at least have given
One dog a happy life.