Dog House for Charity Donations

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Project by Ken90712 posted 05-21-2012 10:31 PM 4690 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’re setting up for Blondie’s Birthday party in June. We have over 140 guests invited so it will be a big party, too say the least. The caterers and bartenders have been hired. 3 kegs and wine have been ordered. Everyone keeps asking what to get Blondie. She really didn’t want presents and were fortunate not to need money for the sake of gifts. Blondie and Kaina (our Chlt Lab) do charity work at the local schools on Fridays and Senior Citizens homes & libraries on the weekends. Helping kids with social problems and older people that want company.

The program BARK, (Beach Animals Reading with Kids) is becoming more and more well known. It was on the news a month ago and research has found that kids’ reading to dogs helps them leaps and bounds. The dog never laughs at them. So she decided for our guests that insist on bringing something can make a donation to Bark to help the charity.

I used some left over fake grass from our backyard.

Of course she asked me to make a dog house for the cards and this is what I came up with. She had a big smile on her face when she came home from work today and loves it. Kind of a silly project but cute in its own way. After her Birthday it will go to the charity for other events.

Thx for looking. Hope you like it. All comments welcome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 10:48 PM

I’ll gladly send Blondie our dog, Quigley, and she can take him down to the beach to help some kids!

Great cause!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 12:18 AM

That is one inviting doghouse. I applaud you both for helping this cause. I just donated two cutting boards to help raise money to paint a firetruck pink to travel the country to raise awareness for breast cancer. My cousin (a fireman) just loss his wife to breast cancer and has volunteered to drive the firetruck cross country.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 05-22-2012 12:37 AM

Sounds like a wonderful idea!

That’s quite a Party!

140… wow! That’s a good sized bunch!

Y’all have fun!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 05-22-2012 02:11 AM

Looks great; nice choices on design and colors.

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#5 posted 05-22-2012 06:22 AM

That is a wonderful little dog house and a great idea to encourage donations from your party guests. Therapy dogs are awesome!! Nice work!

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#6 posted 05-22-2012 12:16 PM

Nice & for a great cause!

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#7 posted 05-22-2012 02:10 PM

Great work Ken! You have a knack for taking what some would expect to be a simple project and making it very special. Happy Birthday Wishes to Blondie!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 05-22-2012 02:11 PM

Great project Ken, could you send your chocolate lab over to teach my yellow lab some manners? Shes in need of soem “therapy” for sure ;)

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#9 posted 05-23-2012 12:31 PM

Sounds n looks like a gr8 extravaganza. Nice dog house too

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 05-24-2012 09:24 AM

What a wonderful, dog, doghousedonationbox, but most of all what a wonderful wife you got.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 05-29-2012 07:47 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. It is always fun to share project with all of you. The friendships I have made on here means the world to me!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 05-29-2012 08:34 AM


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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