May 22, 2004
The First Annual
Small Paws Rescue Deep South Picnic Hosted by Cindy Leigh!

The picnic was held in "The Grove" a shady spot with lots of mature trees, right there on the campus of Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi! It was a breezy, sunny day, perfect for a picnic!


Tn. volunteer, Andy Foster, looks over the silent auction items sold to benefit Small Paws. The Deep South Picnic raised over $800.00 for Small Paws Rescue!



Enjoying a beautiful day and beautiful company!


Alabama Team Leader Kathy Moore, and her pal from work, Beth, enjoy a moment in the shade! Beth worked as hard as anyone at this picnic and she doesn't even have a Bichon!!:)


Getting ready for the Musical Chairs game...played by the Bichons! Now THAT was funny!!


Tennessee volunteer Jan Weatherred from Memphis, holds her 15 1/2 year old Bichon, Max!


15 year old Max is looking good!


Bichon Dad, Larry, had fun too!


Seated next to me is one of our newest Small Pawsers who came because she saw an article in the paper! (See article below) Welcome Shelly!


Friends of Cindy Leigh's, Dr. and Mrs. Plants with
Peggy,(sitting) holding "Lady Jane."


Bichons and humans enjoy a day together!


Little ones enjoyed the day!


Small Paws miracle Bichon Saphire and Lily Foster.


Remember this little miracle named Rudy, rescued from death row at the Memphis shelter? He barely escaped the big E! Look below to see his "before" pictures!


This was Rudy when he was in the Memphis shelter with deep puncture wounds to his neck.


Can you believe this is the same dog? Thank God for Small Paws Rescue who saved his life at the last possible minute!!


New Small Pawser, Shelly visits with Beth. Shelly just fit right in!


Now you tell me that Bichons don't smile for the camera!


The whole lot of us!


Shopping at the silent auction!


Regina McCoy and SPR rescued Bichon, "Kymba."


Arkansas volunteer Cheri Sisco with Humphrey and Jan Weatherred from Memphis, get ready for Doggie Musical Chairs!

I want to thank Cindy and Peggy for the most gracious hospitality I think I have ever experienced. My money was no good in Oxford Mississippi. Thank you so much Cindy and Peggy!



Dixie

O, I wish I was in the land of cotton
Old times there are not forgotten
Look away! Look away!
Look away! Dixie Land.

In Dixie Land where I was born in
Early on one frosty mornin'
Look away! Look away!
Look away! Dixie Land.

Chorus:
O, I wish I was in Dixie!
Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I'll take my stand
To live and die in Dixie
Away, away,
Away down south in Dixie!

Old Missus marry Will, the weaver,
William was a gay deceiver
Look away! Look away!
Look away! Dixie Land.

But when he put his arm around her
He smiled as fierce as a forty pounder
Look away! Look away!
Look away! Dixie Land.

Chorus:
O, I wish I was in Dixie!
Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I'll take my stand
To live and die in Dixie
Away, away,
Away down south in Dixie!

His face was sharp as a butcher's cleaver
But that did not seem to grieve her
Look away! Look away!
Look away! Dixie Land.
Old Missus acted the foolish part
And died for a man that broke her heart
Look away! Look away!
Look away! Dixie Land.

Chorus:
O, I wish I was in Dixie!
Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I'll take my stand
To live and die in Dixie
Away, away,
Away down south in Dixie!