Tonight’s Friday Night Dog Love is going to be a little different. We are keeping it SUPER close to home, the closest it can get. Not to be all self serving, but I have a couple of fantastic things I want to share and figured this is the best place to do it since Bailey, Banjo and I love what we do. It fits…and it’s my column, so I’m taking up a week for an awesome announcement and a very special new division of Bailey & Banjo.
It has been a big day today for me and Bailey & Banjo. Some great news I let out earlier on Facebook about the sneak peek of the latest CityDog Magazine cover. Although it has not hit the presses yet as of this writing (it’s coming soon!), it’s still crazy exciting to see one of your own images on the cover! I have been very fortunate to be a contributing photographer for CityDog for the past several months. It has been a lot of work, and a ton of fun, and I could not be more thankful for the experience!
Now for the second big piece of news. We have been working hard trying to get this up and running for some time now, and tonight is a bit of a soft launch, but I hope that you will help us spread the word and support us as we grow. Bailey, Banjo and I have all been touched in some way by Cancer. Human and/or Canine cancer…I think we all can relate in some way. We wanted to start something to help raise funds to find a cure, to share research, to work in whatever ways there are to find more breakthroughs to get to a cure for this hideous disease. Bailey and Banjo both have lost some of their buddies to Cancer, it’s hard on us, and it’s hard on the dogs we love. So, let me introduce a new division of Bailey & Banjo called…
I know it’s a silly name. You can read about how it came to be on our site. Some might find it gross, but we think it’s hysterical and it makes us smile. So as long as we are smiling, and getting our silly name out there, we are raising funds that go to a great cause. Right now, we are donating 1% of the proceeds to Chase Away K9 Cancer, a grassroots effort that to date, has raised over $450,000 and has funded nine studies. Chase Away K9 Cancer also aims to build a community where people can find comfort and understanding; where no one will say “it’s just a dog”. I have met Cera Reusser, a wonderful person, and know how incredibly passionate she is about reaching the ultimate goal in finding a cure. I would love to help in as big of a way as I can. Starting here, with Lick. Slobber. Drool.
UPDATE: While we continue to raise funds and awareness for Canine Cancer and Chase Away, we have added a new scholarship fund within Lick. Slobber. Drool. to help one family with medical expenses associated with Canine Cancer. Please head to Lick. Slobber. Drool. to read more about our new and exciting development!
Lick. Slobber. Drool. is a small dog lifestyle company selling t-shirts and stickers to start, but eventually growing into other items (email me if you have something you’d like to see). The minimum amount donated will always be 1% of the proceeds, but at times that number will change and grow. We will let you know when it does and I hope you will join us on our journey in growing this company, and raising the money to find a cure as soon as possible.
Please find Chase Away K9 Cancer on Facebook as well, and suggest to your friends. I think one step at a time we can all really make a dent here in Canine Cancer, and with the continuation of shared research, hopefully there’s a 100% cure for both our pets and ourselves.
** If you have any issues with the Lick. Slobber. Drool. site or ordering, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, there may be a few little shipping bugs to be worked out. If you would feel better about ordering anything directly through me, you can also just shoot me an email and let me know sticker and/or shirt and what size!