FACEBOOK FRIENDS | WW

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Before blogging I had no knowledge – therefore limited interest in this whole facebook friends / social media phenomena that was taking over the country.

In fact – truth be told – I barely understood it. But because of Groovy Goldendoodles™ I’ve had to venture out into cyber space more and more.

Thanks to Facebook and Harley, last Thursday I had a wonderful morning. Last Thursday I was able to meet one of our Facebook friends.

THE REST OF THE STORY

Many of you know about Harley’s involvement with his Doodle Dads shoe drive #happyfeet. Earlier this month I posted a photo (on Harley’s Facebook Fan page) of him tip toeing through at least a hundred shoes in our garage…

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It was exciting to see the number of people it reached in such a short period of time. #918wow

A few days later Olde Towne Pet Resort  extended a helping hand and offered him a spot in their lobby as a drop off location. #doodletastic

Then a woman from a mutual Doodle FB group saw the photo, commented about the cause and asked for my email address. Shortly thereafter I received this…

Hello Cathy, I am a Goldendoodle Mom. I have two bags of shoes I would like to contribute to the shoe drive. Is there a convenient place to meet? Heidi

After a few more internet volleys between us, we agree to meet at her house the morning before my trip to Charleston.

Turns out we’re not that far from one another, and we hit it off instantly. Our passions are so similar:

  • Doodles
  • Children
  • Coffee

Her Goldendoodle Tyson is so sweet and well behaved…

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I enjoyed watching the two of them together. Tyson reminded me so much of my Leo, always wanting to “climb” on Mommy…

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We exchanged Doodle stories, laughed a great deal and drank coffee. It was like reuniting with an old friend. Tyson even played ball with me! #Ifeltspecial

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I hated to leave, but I had go 🙁 We loaded up the car with bags and boxes of dress shoes, sandals and tennis. #sogenerous

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Operation #happyfeet continues to gain momentum every day. The goal is to keep this shoe drive going until the end of March.

Upon my return this weekend all I could do was laugh when I opened the garage door. I was gone for only four days and as I stared in the garage, I was reminded of that scene from the movie “Jaws.” Remember when Chief Brody saw the shark for the first time? Remember the shocked look on his face when he went to Quint and said “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”…

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WE’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER GARAGE

But it’s all good, let the shoes keep coming so there will be hundreds of people walking, running, and dancing with #happyfeet. If you’re not familiar with Harley’s participation in this shoe drive, please read here. If  you can, share this within your social media circles. Who knows –  you may have friends in the area that would like to help Harley, Doodle Dad and the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

ON ANOTHER NOTE

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Remember to be kind to someone and as always, thank you so very much for sharing me with all your friends!

This is our contribution in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

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37 Comments
  • Teresa
    February 18, 2015

    What a great post…loved reading about the #happyfeet drive! How cool that a facebook friend has made the transition to being a friend in the offline world, lovely. WW Woofs from The Dogvine Crew

  • Talent Hounds
    February 18, 2015

    The Happy Feet Drive is such a great cause!

  • Emma
    February 18, 2015

    The whole blogging social media thing really is amazing! It can be a great tool to get stuff accomplished. Mom actually started my blog and social media stuff to try and understand how it all works for her “real job”, and it all sort of just happened.

  • MyDogLikes
    February 18, 2015

    I love to see bloggers using their influence to make a difference!! Congrats, job well done!

  • slimdoggy
    February 18, 2015

    Hmm…spring is coming and it’s always a good time to clean out the closets!

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    February 18, 2015

    You might need another garage soon!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      Mr. N. you have said nothing but the truth! We are seriously running out of room.

  • Robin
    February 18, 2015

    The shoe drive is a really great idea! There are a lot of people who have trouble getting even those basic necessities. I’m glad you got to hang out with a doodle friend too 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      So well said Robin. Many people are in need of so much, and shoes are definitely on that list. I had so many shoes in my closet that haven’t been out in over a year – #shameful and now they will benefit someone who could really use a good pair of shoes that fit. So excited to help. Meeting Heidi and Tyson was the best!

  • DZ Dogs
    February 18, 2015

    Sounds like fun! I love meeting up with doggy lovers too! Great job on your shoe drive!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      DZ – so cool meeting Heidi and Tyson. We really hit it off instantly. The shoe drive is nothing short of amazing. I love it!

  • Mark @ DBDT
    February 18, 2015

    What a wonderful project! And you are being very successful in such a short time. I’ll share this post.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      Thanks Mark. It’s PAWsome watching everyone come together to make this a success. I love community involvement.

  • Kari
    February 18, 2015

    That is a very tall doodle!

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the friends I’ve made in the dog-blogging community, and find that I enjoy their posts on social media more than posts by people I know in real life!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      Kari – I love spending time with people who have the same passion I have when it comes to pets. Those are always the best conversations. I cherish those moments when I can meet someone whom I’ve met online and we get to laugh together. It was great meeting Heidi.

  • Gilligan
    February 18, 2015

    Awww! Looks like a great playdate! And boy is Tyson tall! *wags* – Gilligan from WagsAhoy.com

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      Yes Gilligan, Tyson does have long legs, but so gentle and so sweet.

  • Live.Wag.BARK!
    February 18, 2015

    This is PAWSOME!!! There are always people and pups in need and I love when others actually make the effort to do something about it. Harley you and your mom are just wonderful! Good luck! We hope to hear about your progress. From your fur friends at Live.Wag.BARK!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      Thanks Frugal Fur Mom – I am so proud of Harley’s involvement, his Doodle Dad picked up a bunch of shoes from the Pet Resort today as more pet parents said they were bringing shoes in. We’ll definitely let you know how things work out. Take care.

  • Cathy @ I Love My Chi
    February 18, 2015

    What a great idea about the shoes. I live in SE Virginia (Virginia Beach) so I’m too far away to help personally but I can share this on social media.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      Hello Cathy, thank you so much for sharing. Social media is such a powerful tool, I am happy to see it working for the good! How’s your weather in VA Beach? I’m so tired of being cold here in NVA. Take care and thanks for stopping by.

  • Sharon Seltzer
    February 18, 2015

    Happy Feet sounds like a wonderful project and I’m glad your social media friends rallied to help you and Harley.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      Thanks so much Sharon. This whole experience has been so much fun. Meeting Heidi was like the icing on the cake. I hope to get Harley and Tyson together in the spring for a doodle romp. Take care.

  • Jan K
    February 18, 2015

    Thank you so much! I’m excited to receive my power decal and figure out where I’m going to put it!

    What fun to meet a Facebook friend, and find out you have so much in common. I’m glad to hear that the shoe drive is going so well too. I love the Jaws reference….that was one of my favorite movies!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      JanK – we are true soulmates! I ADORE Jaws. My family laughs at me all the time, when it comes on I watch it like it’s my first time. I’m so happy you’re happy LOL to win the decal. I’ve submitted your information to the company, please let me know when it arrives. #happyfeet is really growing, I am so proud of Harley and everything that he’s been doing to support this effort.

  • Vicki Green
    February 18, 2015

    What a great story and bless you for your efforts with this project!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      Thank you Vicki. It has been a blessing to watch the generous spirit spread through the community. I will definitely keep everyone posted with the progress of #happyfeet

  • Hawk aka BrownDog
    February 18, 2015

    Hi Y’all!

    Good luck with your happy feet project.

    We’re more than 500 miles away from you in the southeast. However, when we went up north to the Pamlico Sound we met a golden doodle and a golden. As I wind down my coverage of the trip, I’ll be introducing them and some others that enjoyed playtime with me.

    Y’all come on back,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      So Hawk, when you met the Goldendoodle did you think about Harley? Can’t wait to see your post, and read about your trip.

  • DashLilly
    February 18, 2015

    look at you guys meeting more FB friends!! Good work Cathy. And great work with the shoes!! Hope you all are staying warm. Sounds like it’s pretty cold in your neck of the woods

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 18, 2015

      Deirdre, it is so cold here it’s crazy. Arctic winds, snow, freezing temps – where is Spring? Yes, meeting another FB/Doodle friend, it was so cool. We are excited with the number of shoes that keep arriving. People have been so generous.

  • Dory's Backyard
    February 18, 2015

    We are so glad the #happyfeet shoe drive is taking off!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 19, 2015

      Thanks Dory and gang 🙂

  • Pamela | Something Wagging This Way Comes
    February 19, 2015

    Glad to see you’re needing a bigger garage for your shoe drive. Go Doodle Dad!

    I think meeting online friends is the best. I’m despairing of touching base with lots of online friends before we head off shore.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 19, 2015

      HA! Pamela, as I type he’s out there trying to find room for the three huge bags he brought home from the Pet Resort #thankful Meeting online friends is a wonderful experience. Can’t wait to meet YOU and Honey (and the hubby) when you dock in Charleston SC 🙂

  • Lee
    February 19, 2015

    Fantastic Team!!
    Dad

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 19, 2015

      Thanks Doodle Dad 🙂

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