Tuesday, December 6, 2011

MC of the Tropical Christmas Pet Pageant

 Need I say more? Can you imagine the EXCITEMENT goin´ on at this event? I was the MC of the 2nd Annual Rockport Tropical Christmas Pet Pageant...benefiting the Humane Society and Adoption Center of Rockport/Fulton. Here´s their Facebook Page too!
I put a little blurp about me moving forward and getting my auctioneer´s license on the Wonderful Women´s Network a few months back and I was contacted by one of the Humane Society volunteers to be the MC for their pet pageant! I agreed :).

I´m not sure if I blogged about this, but I know I´ve told lots of people that sometimes....when I help Uncle Mele at these benefit auctions I feel like I´m in his shadow and I don´t really loosen up yet like I know I can. It is kind of hard to explain really.... I feel in my element when I´m calling bids (not really intimidated with that anymore), but when it comes to being creative and funny and pickin´ on people....I feel like I´m a little stiff...all business. I know some of it is b/c I know he knows a lot of people better than I do-and it´s easier for him to pick on´m. I know a lot of the people at most of the auctions I´ve helped out at, so I´m a little guarded also. To make a long story short... I thought this kind of thing would be good for me. I´ve got no one else to lean on. I was the only person with a mike. You get my drift...

Me in my "Tropical" duds...mike in hand!
I´m VERY HAPPY and RELIEVED to say that it was a SUCCESS!! Keep in mind that going into this the only people I knew were a few of the contestants and the girl that had been emailing me back and forth (never met her before that day). She´s a pretty cool chick by the way. Anyways...I had some really AWESOME feedback.

Ruckus...part of the 1st place Reining King Duo!
Reining King Duo Member...Pickles!
I wish I had a video to post, but ultimately a contestant would walk down the runway (dog and his escort/owner). I read the contestant cards (some didn´t really have very much written) and commented on their outfits, actions, spunkiness you get the drift.

These are the 2nd place winners. The Dachund was wearing a little life jacket with his Santa hat and was wheeled (part of the way) down the runway in his Christmas Kayak. The Boxer-mix was ready to ride some waves with his surfboard!

The 2 large dogs in front of the Tropical Holiday Santa (my friend Jack) were the 3rd place winners. Ms. Penny was a reindeer (one of the most BEAUTIFUL dogs I have ever seen) and the FAMOUS Freon...the SUPER COOL AC dog :). Santa Jack and wife Lynn are their owners as well as owners of J/M AC Company!
Well...I like to be somewhat prepared ESPECIALLY when I don´t know what to expect. So....I bought the book: 7 Steps to Fearless Speaking by Lilyan Wilder. I didn´t read the whole thing yet, but it had this little exercise in it that made me pick an object....the first thing I saw... and talk about it for a minute...nonstop. BOY...Am I glad I did that. The first contestant...had an accident ON the runway. LOL! Let´s just say I had a lot of time to fill. It really did help.

Here´s a picture of the 1st contestant. After looking at this pic I have NO IDEA how he did not make it to the final 3. How cute is he?! He´s even got a Santa beard and gift sack!!
It was an experience that I VERY MUCH enjoyed. I met some REALLY neat people...who I know I´ll be working with in the near future. I figured out that I´m pretty good at something else. Most importantly I learned (will be different for everyone) that if I´m thinkin´ it...go ahead and say it. Sayin´ something is better than saying nothing (most times). It sure is more entertaining.

If we could have taken this puppy home we would have! His name is Domino. I went in Monday morning to try and adopt, but someone already beat me to it! Kylee and him just hit it off. They told us he went to a REALLY good home!
Here all the dogs were lined up on the runway :)!
Here´s a pic of some of the dogs that need a home! Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page if interested. I believe the 2 smaller dogs found homes!
FOLKS! I´ve got some really EXCITING things coming up! I still just sit here sometimes and ponder how/why this decision to pursue something in the auction industry has caused certain things to happen like: new opportunities, new friends, new talents... I can tell you one thing WHOLE-HEARTEDLY. The GOOD LORD has it all planned out. Things happen and are supposed to happen for a reason... The good, the bad, and the ugly. I´m feeling pretty BLESSED right now!

Coming up in January (28th to be exact) I´m going to be at an auction for the Round Top Education Foundation. That´s my Alma Mater!! All you Cubs and Cubettes can talk to anyone at the Elementary about donating items to the auction and learn more about the foundation. There will be an auction, dinner, and dance on Saturday at the Round Top Rifle Hall. Friday night will be Homecoming and Alumni Games!!

Mid-February I´ll be at an auction here in Rockport. I can´t say a whole lot until more things get final. Just be sure to keep your calendars open February 11th and 12th. It´s gonna be one heck of a GOOD TIME!

I´m kinda at a place right now where I KNOW I can´t be SCARED, INTIMIDATED, CONFUSED, FLUSTERED, SECOND-GUESSING... I´ve got to bare down, make some decisions, and get goin´ with things. It is LITERALLY time to BUCK UP BABY!!

I want to THANK everyone that continues to be part of my POSSE :). May GOD BLESS you on your travels!!


  1. A pet pagent and tropical at that, How FUN!

  2. Oh my gosh those little dogs are so cute! Go Ruckus & Pickles!