A friendly, furry 4th!

Here’s hoping you had a happy Independence Day!

We started out bright and early, up in time to see the sun rise (that’s actually been happening a lot lately). The sun rising over the ocean is a pretty sweet view, if you can ignore all the power lines.

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We were at the Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary by 7 am to help transport some furry four leggeds to the parade site.

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I have to say, hanging out with a bunch of adoptable dogs is a great way to start the day!

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It was only a little hilarious that Vea’s pal, Summer, needed to run off some serious energy,

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The parade itself was a hoot! Where else but Volcano Village on 4th of July can you find a mix of derby girls, a fencing club, carousel ponies, Elvis, Elmo, Hare Krishna and little kids dressed up like bunches of grapes to promote a winery? Yeah. Pretty much nowhere else.

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20130704-215344.jpgAfterward, we took the dogs back, and I toured the sanctuary. Maybe I’ll share more about that place in a future post – it’s amazing! Touring the grounds nearly brought me to tears (in a good way). These animals are so super blessed. After we wrapped up there, we stopped at the store, then headed home to spend the evening with our crazy crew.

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It was a fun and pleasantly exhausting day. Wishing we both had the day off tomorrow…

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