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DECEMBER MEETUP/SECRET SANTA GIFT EXCHANGE

From: Lore
Sent on: Sunday, December 13, 2009 4:13 AM
Hi everyone...sorry this is so late getting out....
As many of you probably already know from the MESSAGE BOARD, we are no longer beagle owners as of last Friday night. We sadly had to make the painful decision to "assist Sox on to a more comfortable place". We knew the time was coming, but were hoping to make it through the holidays but fate intervened and Sox took a tumble down the stairs last Friday night and could not get up again. We were both with him the entire time and told him he was going to see Allie and then they would be together forever until we all meet up again as a family. Even though we knew it was coming with his almost completely being deaf and blind, and the dementia, it is still very difficult, as you can all imagine. We was about 14, so he had a good life. We adopted him from the Surrey SPCA when he was about 8 and he brought so much joy into our lives for so many years...sorry..this has rambled on alot longer than intended.....
BACK TO MEETUP STUFF!!! I will still be organizing the MEETUPS, but I will be a little late to the DEC MEETUP unfortunately. I play hockey that day and everyone else on the team is bailing so I can`t! I usually change the date of the DEC MEETUP but I didn`t this year as it seemed to land in the middle of the holidays and not on them like it usually does, so we`ll have to see how the numbers are....
SECRET SANTA GIFT EXCHANGE...its back! This has been a member favourite since we started it a few years back. We usually have it more advertised by now but we haven`t had the table out much for the last few month es. In order to participate, all you have to do is bring a WRAPPED $10 BEAGLE GIFT to the Dec MEETUP and sign it in at the table AS SOON AS YOU GET THERE. It is to be BEAGLE oriented...this means it is FOR a beagle...or it can be ABOUT BEAGLE for the Owner. EXAMPLE- A chew toy and a fancy dog cookie equalling $10 (approx) OR a BEAGLE Coffee Mug equalling $10. Once you have signed your gift in, it will be numbered and put into a basket until we do the exchange. This will ensure you don`t get your same gift back. No pre -registering is required for this. The gift exchange will take place at 3PM so please stick around if you are involved. If you have to leave early, please contact myself or Bonnae and let us know. I`m HOPING to be there by 3PM...
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU AND YOUR BEAGLES...AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Hope to see lots of you out on the 27th!!! ;-) Lore

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