Hi folks; asking for money. It's not for me, it's for the animals.

I am raising pledges for A Cause for Paws Doggie Dash on September 11th. Your support will help the Humane Society of Boulder Valley provide food, shelter, medical treatment and behavioral rehabilitation to animals in need. I'm not gonna pull a Sarah McLachlan on you and show you a bunch of doggie and kitty sad-eyes here, I'm just going to appeal to your greater sense of kindness and throw on a heaping dose of guilt. I was baptized as a Catholic, after all. That shit works.

Some of you may know that my beloved dog Hooper was sprung out of the Boulder Humane Society a few years ago, and he's changed my life for the better. Our cat Ellie also did time there. In fact, there are a number of stories in my life that revolve around the Boulder Humane Society and the great people who work there. For example:

I found Hooper waiting for me as I clutched our dear departed cat Emma's ashes in my left hand, having just picked them up there from our friend Elissa who is hard at work coordinating this very event I'm asking your for money for. This fund raising event is a great way to get together with all the other Crazy Dog People of Boulder and raise awareness and dollars for the joint, and for the dogs to have a good time. Mainly, it's a way to help keep those doors open, not only to the strays and unwanted of Boulder County, but also to the victims of overcrowded shelters near and far.

So next weekend I'm gonna trot along for five kilometers and I'm hoping you can pledge a few bucks in support. My goal is $150 -- not a lot of money, really, but enough to transfer one healthy dog to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley from an overpopulated community, which is exactly how Hooper & I came to know one another; Hooper was a transfer from an overcrowded shelter in Vernal, UT. Come on, that's a good story, right?

How you can help:

  • Visit http://boulderhumane.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=426416&lis=1&kntae426416=9A0E1659F700447AA908E0FFE5C7B2A8&supId=300361433 and pledge
  • text "PAWS" and "Robert Guglielmetti" to 50555 to donate $5 to my effort

I hope you can help. Brenda's doing this too (https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=426416&supId=181900100), with the same pledge goal. Help her, help me, help us both, whatever you can do. Thanks.