Costa Rica

These Boots Are Made for Flyin’!

Guatemalan Boots

Carole Jean in her magic boots

SASY! Stop Animal Suffering, Yes! I love this group; not only what they do for the animals, but for their feisty and fun way of doing it – my kind of folks.

This year’s annual fundraiser took place at Quinta Salitral in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Through the generosity of SASY supporters, there were tons of beautiful items donated for the cause. Soon after entering the grounds, my eye was drawn to the colorful artistic display of the unique items for sale. The Guatemalan boots beckoned. I strolled over, not wanting to appear eager so as to not alert the competition who may want to purchase these gems before I had a chance to grab them.

I had to rush off to slip into my “Lotus Girl” outfit and start selling tickets for the rides donated by Lotus owner, Andrew Pike.

Carole Jean in gown and feather boa

Carole Jean selling Lotus Ride tickets

Carole and Andrew, Lotus owner

Carole Jean and Andrew, the Lotus Man

Francesca an Lotus

Francesca, SASY Co-Founder and Organizer Extraordinaire

Once ticket sales were done, and I could change back into being a guest, I raced to the display table. Yes! The Guatemalan boots were still there. They were hand-crafted with a beautiful floral design and my favorite part? The soles were made from old tires! They fit, I jumped for joy and went on to enjoy the rest of the activities.

The day started with a mountain hike complete with SASY souvenir walking stick, and continued with delicious food donated by local vendors, restaurants and individuals. There was a beautiful and talented belly dancer, activities such as horse-shoes, piñata bashing for both children and adults, craft beer, wine from Spain and Chile, and lively mingling among friends old and new.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the dedication and hard work of the founders and volunteers of this organization which has helped spay and neuter thousands of animals and raised awareness in the communities of Costa Rica. They are now expanding into Nicaragua with boundless energy and always a cheerful smile while giving selflessly to a worthy cause.

Howard & Belly Dancer

Howard, Host and Organizer with Beautiful Belly Dancer

Lily and Liena at SASY event

Lili Hale, Co-Founder and Liena, Faithful Volunteer

Tent

SASY Tent

In spite of a light sprinkling it was a stellar day, enjoyed by young and old, and raised the much-needed funds to continue with spay-neuter clinics, awareness-raising education, and invaluable community service.

And I have a new pair of boots – magic boots at that. Who knows where they will take me?

Guatemalan Boots

Hand-made boots made from old tires (soles)

For more information, to donate, or get involved please visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/8700344677/

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12 thoughts on “These Boots Are Made for Flyin’!

  1. Hi!,

    Paragraph #6, “who have” or “which has” … helped spay and neuter….

    See ya later!

    *Bob*

    *Robert C Brashears* *506 8684 2526*

    On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 7:38 AM, carole jean’s capers wrote:

    > CaroleJean’sCapers@wordpress.com posted: ” SASY! Stop Animal > Suffering, Yes! I love this group; not only what they do for the animals, > but for their feisty and fun way of doing it – my kind of folks. This > year’s annual fundraiser took place at Quinta Salitral in Santa Ana, Costa > Rica. Throu”

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  2. Why am I not surprised that you are helping a charity called sassy.

    How does the Lotus man avoid losing wheels and bits of car when he encounters a pot hole?

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    • Jam Bubala! Thanks you soooo much! You have been the best supporter and sister/friend to me. After all, it was YOU and Reid who got me started blogging! And now I’m writing books. Thank you! And yes, those sassy boots are a fun deviation from my normal footwear. Can’t wait to see where they take me

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