Written by Sissy Courtney
Black Collar Affair funds DFW Humane Society
A dream came true for one year old Peggy Sue, a three-legged Welsh Corgi and Dachshund mix, at the DFW Humane Society Black Collar Affair. She found a 'forever family' and went home with them after the event at Las Colinas Country Club, Sat., Sept. 15. The affair was chaired by Kass Prince and Craig Boleman and raised money for the society and their Angel Fund that provides health services for needy pets.
After the humans finished their fragrant dinner, other canines hoping to find their own forever home joined Peggy Sue in the Pet Parade through the dining room. Although Peggy Sue “is missing a little something” as the announcer Sherry Etzel impersonating Liza Minnelli said, it did not slow her down.
“I’m also a dog whisperer, and Peggy Sue told me, ‘Three is the new four,’” Etzel/Minnelli said. At various times throughout the evening, Etzel also morphed into Carol Channing and Janice Joplin.
Other canines in the parade were Rocky, a lover not a fighter; Andrea who worked the runway; Sweet Pea, just seven months old, who wanted to give kisses to everybody; three month old lab mix, Dale, who loved the stage; two month old brother and sister, Cinderella and Prince Charming, a playful pair; Jack, a border collie mix, seven months old and affectionate with children and other pets; and Cain, a terrier mix four month old, who was just looking for somebody to watch football with.
They were all sweet and loving and hoping for a forever home.
Other dog and cat celebrities, each of them adopted from the DFW Humane Society, also attended the affair with their families. Kia, a Chihuahua - Schnauzer Mix, took her place in the kissing booth and gave out doggy smooches to those who paid for her luscious licks. Kia found her forever home at the event.
Marci and Les Barton adopted Kia at the Black Collar Affair last year when she was just 16 weeks old.
“We hadn’t planned on getting a dog, but Les brought her to me at the beginning of the evening, and I never let her go,” Barton said. “She was easy to housebreak, except for eating all my window sills and my rugs – she’s a puppy, after all.”
Nevertheless, the Barton’s said Kia has become a good companion for their other dog Minka, a four year old Schnoodle.