Merry Christmas to all my wonderful supporters! It’s Lucky here, the Chief Smile Officer (C.S.O.) of Second Life, a new upscale thrift store opening in the Atlanta area that will benefit homeless pets. It is a passion near and dear to my heart, as I used to be one of the millions of homeless animals that are in shelters, waiting for a second chance at life. I’d love to tell you my story, but I guess that’s a topic for another day.
Today I am writing to wish you a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. It is so important to cherish the time with your loved ones, as every day is truly special. I should know, as I am so thankful to be here sharing another holiday season with my loved ones.
You see, a year ago in early November, I had a seizure. The following week was really tough on me, and even tougher for my mom and dad. I was completely lifeless in the days following the seizure. I didn’t eat for 3 days (which was a big concern to anyone who knows me, as I absolutely LOVE food) and I didn’t have the energy to do anything but sleep. I was also doing strange things, like standing outside in the freezing rain at 3 AM.
Since I wasn’t getting any better, my mom took me to my vet. She ended up leaving without me and I spent 2 nights in doggy ICU at my vet’s office where they nursed me back to health. Finally, I started eating some tuna and I know my mom was so relieved to get this news. It was hard seeing my mom and dad so upset as they didn’t know if I’d pull through or not.
I guess there was a reason I wasn’t ready to leave them. I had to stick around to see them open up Second Life. They are opening the store in 2 weeks, on January 8, 2011, and we are all so excited.
The upscale thrift store will sell brand name women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, home décor, household items, furniture, small appliances – and just about any item that is in good condition (with a few exceptions, as listed on our website). We will need a lot of donations for the opening and especially throughout the year, so keep us in mind when you do your spring-cleaning.
The store will raise money for various animal rescue charities in the Atlanta area, including Lifeline Animal Project, Friends of DeKalb Animals, Royal Potcake Rescue and Ahimsa House. I hope that the thrift store is a big success so even more homeless pets can be helped with more groups. The more we sell, the more cash donations we can make to animal rescue groups.
Our store is located at 1 N. Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, GA, less than 1/2 mile from the DeKalb Farmer’s Market in Decatur. For more information, check out our website www.secondlifeatlanta.org or follow us on Facebook (Second Life Atlanta) or Twitter (@secondlifeatl).
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