Buddy the bulldog, my favorite sidekick and huggable fur-ball was elected Unofficial Mayor of Vashon Island for the 2022 Strawberry Festival. Buddy rested up after the car parade and a grueling, albeit thoroughly enjoyable, weekend of hitting the pavement, pressing paws, and feeling the support of his beloved community. Running as the Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) candidate, Buddy shared stories and brought to light how this wonderful organization helps pets and pet owners on Vashon Island, from providing pet food subsidies and forever-home placement for rescued animals, to facilitating searches for lost dogs and cats.
Buddy’s Big Thank You
Buddy and I would like to thank everyone who supported his campaign from butt rubs (Buddy’s) to kind words, and to charitable VIPP donations. We both marveled at the warmth and joy of our community, all from the passenger seat of a dreamy Porsche parade car. (Hopefully, good sport and vehicle owner Peter will be able to remove dog hair and dander without use of industrial solvents and commercial vacuums.)
Strawberry Festival Parade Photos
Take a look at our spirited hometown parade: https://seattlerefined.com/lifestyle/photos-sweet-return-of-the-vashon-island-strawberry-festival-2022
After the Campaign…
Thank You All for Your Support
Check out Buddy’s kind-hearted friends at Vashon Island Pet Protectors: www.vipp.org