Designer Dog Houses...
Recently Somerset, a mall in our area, hosted a fund raiser for the Oakland Pet Adoption Center,' in conjunction with a fashion show called the 'Animal House Collection,' which show-cased the Somerset Collection of fall trends in children's clothing. Children in the fashion show modeled outfits along with their pets. Pet accessories were also show-cased at the fashion show.
During the week prior to the fashion show visitors to the mall were invited to view the dog houses on display, make a donation if they chose, or purchase a blue print of their favorite dog house which included a treat for their pet and a chance to win one of the designer dog houses. The houses themselves were designed by LEGO and six area architectural firms. 'The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters' then donated their time to actually build the houses.
Although my grandson Ryan and I didn't attend the actual fashion show we did get a chance to see all of the dog houses and go out to lunch. Poor little Charli had to stay home, but Ryan and I made a donation and brought home treats to bake for Charli and Peeper.
The treat bags included all of the fixings to make home made dog biscuits excuding the liquid of course, a cookie cutter in the shape of a dog bone, and the plans to build a dog house of your choosing. The bags were tucked into pails of different colors which were placed all around and in the area of the displays.
Some of the displays were even set up in the mall's water fountain.
The red fire hydrant was specifically designed to hold monetary donations and purchases. All proceeds going to the 'Oakland Pet Adoption Center' as soon as the exhibit was dismantled.
Even though Ryan and I didn't win the designer dog house of our dreams we had a great time! I wish all of you could have been there.
The last two pictures are of one of Ryan's favorite things to do at the mall. I have to say all of our granchildren enjoyed it as well. They all loved to ride across the walk way that goes over the street and connects the two main buildings that make up the mall. Ryan doesn't like to ride on the escalators that go up, and down, but he does love to ride these and also the elevators. I mean what little boy or little girl wouldn't :>)
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the Somerset Mall designer dog house display.
My hubby, Charli, and myself are getting ready to go down to Woodward later today. The week leading up to the Woodward Dream Cruise is sooo much fun! Can't you just hear those engines?
I hope all of you are having a beautiful and blessed day ♥
With warmest regards, Carol