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Feel Good Friday: Bainbridge Humane Society

I just had to share someone else’s posts this morning.  A friend of the Humane Society and fellow small business owner (Bella’s Boutique) here in Bainbridge wrote a post on her blog today about the dire situation our little Humane Society is in.  We desperately need a new shelter, and Nicole started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds.  Read her post on she and her mom’s journey with the Humane Society.  These fur babies really need a happier, healthier place to be (and so do our amazing shelter workers).

If that’s not compelling enough, please read my dear friend Wendell’s heart wrenching and heart warming story about the rescue dog that rescued him… and made him a devout “dog person.”  (Read his story at the AJC.)

If you’ve read Nicole’s post and Wendell’s story and still don’t feel compelled to donate to our new Shelter campaign…. maybe these sad puppy eyes will do it for you.  These are actual animals at the Bainbridge Humane Society (pictures I admittedly took last year).

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Please go check out Nicole’s Post on the Bainbridge Humane Society and her GoFundMe campaign!

And in the mean time, here’s what you can do to help:

  • ADOPT a loving pet from BDCHS
  • donate to Nicole’s campaign – 100% of the donations will go to the New Shelter Fund <<CLICK HERE TO DONATE>> or you can drop a check off at the Bainbridge Humane Society (located at 1250 Cox Avenue, Bainbridge, GA 39819)
  • Check out their Amazon Wishlist and select some supplies to be delivered directly to the shelter <<CLICK HERE FOR WISHLIST>>
  • Stop in to walk the dogs.  They always need some fresh air!
  • The shelter is always in need of the following items:
    • Cleaning Supplies
    • Old Towels/Linens/Socks (Balled up socks make great cat toys!)
    • Old pet toys
    • Dry/Wet cat and dog food

Thanks for taking a moment to read our posts!  Happy Feel Good Friday, y’all!

And speaking of feelin’ good, don’t forget to enter to win a bottle of Blue Chair Bay Rum!

Until Next Time

BBQ, Catfish, and Grapes

If I named all my post titles after all the literal things I did, it would make for really random posts. This one is a great example of that. I am trying to get back into the habit of my little Monday life/weekend updates. I apologize if some of the Instagram pictures are a bit redundant for some folks!

Saturday I volunteered for our Humane Society at the Smoke Under the Oaks BBQ Festival. It was hot, but the BBQ was delicious and we hopefully raised some dollars for an excellent couple of causes.

Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society Fundraiser | Oysters & Pearls
This year they had a “People’s Choice Award,” where you could buy a plate that held a little scoop of every competitor’s pulled pork. It was pretty awesome.

Smoke Under The Oaks BBQ Festival People's Choice Award Plate | Oysters & Pearls

After my shift was up, we loaded up the dogs and headed to Bristol. After a gnarly storm passed over, we hit the river for a little fishing.

Baby Catfish on the Apalachicola River | Oysters & Pearls

Small Catfish on the Apalachicola River | Oysters & Pearls

Apalachicola River | Oysters & Pearls

Apalachicola River, Just South of Bristol, Florida | Oysters & Pearls
Just caught a few of these little guys! Enough for a catfish dinner though.
Sunday was very low key. Wheat and my dad went fishing again, and I picked the first shirt-full of grapes of the season!

Shirt Full of Muscadine Grapes | Oysters & Pearls

Muscadine Grapes | Oysters & Pearls
It wasn’t the most exciting (or productive, which about killed me) weekend, but it was a good one!


Smoke Under the Oaks Recap

I had planned another post for today, but I thought I’d go ahead and give you a run down of how the BBQ competition went this weekend!

All the BBQ was awesome, and there were some pretty serious competitors out there, both in the “Backyard” and Professional divisions.  Our Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society booth was located in some prime real estate – between the ice cream vendor and the stage!

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Pictures of pictures of puppies!


We sold some t-shirts, talked to lots of really nice folks who walked by our booth.  It was neat to have people stop by who were from other places but involved in their Humane Society or local Shelters at home.

We even had a couple of furry friends stop by our tent!

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In between taking admission money in the parking lot and hanging out at our booth, I got a chance to take a quick break to survey the competitors and stop by a couple tents belonging to some friends.  Remember Karri and her door decor?  Her dad entered the professional division of the competition.  I was fortunate enough to sample some of his ribs and his brisket!  Unbelievably good!



As evidenced by all that was left: nothing.

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Check out that smoke ring!

The Big Green Egg was the major sponsor of the event, and they had a booth set up where they were demonstrating the plethora of food items you can cook on an Egg and were handing out samples.

Moral of the story: Wheat and I really need a Big Green Egg.  And I haven’t gotten any calls telling me they drew my name in the raffle, so I hope Santa is listening.  Or that Wheat wins his fantasy football league this year.

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They sold all of these gently used Eggs at a discount that day.  They sold every. single. one. Crazy!

Speaking of the raffle, Stone’s, our local hardware store, generously donated a Big Green Egg for us to raffle off.  Wheat’s fantasy league draft party started at 5:30, so we left just before the awards at 5:00.  I still haven’t heard who won… any locals know?  I can only assume it wasn’t me… :(

Anyway, Smoke Under the Oaks was a great success by all accounts.  There was a whole lot of good food, good music, and all for a good cause.  We are so grateful the community came out to support it, and for all the judges and professional teams that traveled to come.

It’ll be back to your regularly scheduled kitchen-themed programming tomorrow.  Have a great Monday, y’all!