Beautiful, sunny but cold, transport day. We had the usual amazing dogs and cats, fantastic fosters and volunteers, the mandatory photos of strong men holding tiny puppies, a foster who looks like a Miss America contestant… Funny staff moments. Dogs who turn their butts to me.
This week I’m sharing one of the group shots. The group shot is my reward to myself every transport, and though you may not be able to see that Debby is holding the number “6,” it’s in honor of the van behind one of the best groups of people you could ever know. After a year, thanks to donors and grantors, we were able to replace Van 1, lost in the wreck last January. The vans and their drivers are a vital part of what RPM does–the “movement” part of Rescued Pets Movement. It’s a sign of hope and commitment to invest in a new van.
Last year to help us move all the dogs and cats we were saving, one of our rescue partners offered us their van to use. Its owner was a man named Dean, so we always called it “Dean Van.” We subsequently purchased it but kept the name. So now we have Vans 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, along with Dean Van.
Vans 4 and 5, left to right.
Right to left, behind the cars, are Vans 3, 2, and just a little bit of Dean Van.
That’s how we roll!