Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pooches: "Drag Queen Bingo" and Drinking for Pooches

We usually give an annual donation to our favorite rescue groups, and sometimes forget about giving other times of the year. So it's really nice to be able to go to fundraisers, especially if it's an activity we would do anyway.
Last week Miss M"s rescue group New Leash on Life had a "Drag Queen Bingo" fundraiser at Hamburger Mary's in the Andersonville neighborhood. The restaurant has the bingo game each Monday night, and a different charitable organization is featured each week. More fun than your average bingo night, "Mary" makes bingo interactive and risque. What could be better than a night filled with burgers, shakes, racy jokes, dog fundraising and mid-bingo dance performances:Between all of our friends, we had about 20 bingo cards on the table. Ironically, we didn't win a single round:New Leash on Life is especially trying to raise funds for this little pooch:Only 8 months old, she has a severe hip problems and requires serious, and expensive, surgery. The rescue group is trying to raise funds to allow her to live a happy and productive life.
We were also able to go to a Happy Hour to support Project Rescue; a group organized by our favorite doggy daycare. It was a good night going out and meeting other like-minded doglovers; we even met our dopplegangers: married teachers who owned an American Bulldog and an Am Staff.
Project Rescue is also having another fundraiser coming up that we are excited to attend. On June 5, after a large multi-rescue adoption event, they're having a fundraiser at a bar where the volunteers work as the bartenders, and profits go to the rescue groups. I heard a rumor that dogs may be able to go too, but knowing Miss M's drinking problem, she might have to stay behind. Though I am really excited to meet this pooch:

15 comments:

badmuthafudruckers said...

Poor Ms. M - she'll be wrestling with that drinking problem her whole life long!

laura said...

How I wish our city had Drag Queen Bingo!! What a great idea.
And I'm sure you didn't win because you forgot to take your lucky charms (your supposed to put them on the table beside you).
I hope they raised a lot of money for the little girl, she looks like a sweetheart.

Rescued Pittie Family said...

That is awesome!
How fun!
I would love Nashville to do things like that.
Maybe I need to get that started...

brooke said...

Drag Queen Bingo sounds like a blast! And for a good cause too!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful group of fund raisers!!

the booker man said...

that's awesome! i really wish our city had more fundraisers, but we are a wee bit smaller than chicago. ;)
oh, and by the way, i think there is some unwritten rule that you can't win at bingo unless you are at least 50 years old. haha.

the booker man and asa's mama

mayziegal said...

Gosh - those are Most Wonderful, creative, and FUN fundraisers! Um, I don't really know what a drag queen is but I have to know - what was she dragging?

I hopes Miss M gets to go! I mean, one teensy little taste of beer or wine or whatever won't hurt. And it's for a good cause and all. I'm just sayin'.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

Looks like a really fun event- great idea! :)

houndstooth said...

I wish we had fundraisers like that here! How cool!

Who is that mystery dog?

Benny and Lily said...

Now that is hysterical!! Great idea
Benny & Lily

Mack said...

What a fun time! And such a great cause.

kissa-bull said...

their needs to be more doppelgangers like you guys out there. that sounded so furry much fun we're going to have to see if their is any fun fundraisers like that in our city.

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

Kari in WeHo said...

There's a Hamburger Mary's about a quarter mile from where we live but they only do drag queen bingo on Tuesday's so I am not able to go :(

Mango said...

What a great idea for a fund raiser. My momma and master like to go someplace called Provincetown and watch the drag shows. They say some of those boys make fantastic girls (huh?).

Slobbers,
Mango

Mary said...

Fun! Sorry to sound like a dummy, but does it ever get overwhelming trying to man all those bingo boards? Hopefully they take a lot of time between calling numbers:)

While my social life is pathetic by my own choice, I do make exceptions for fundraisers benefiting animal charities. I should pass along the volunteer-as-bartender idea to the people who work for Stray Rescue.

I'm also wondering who the mystery dog is.

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