I have a soft spot in my heart for animals of all kinds, so when my boss came to me and asked me if I would like to team up with Humane Society of West Michigan to do a "pet of the week" feature, I didn't even let him finish before I answered with a very enthusiastic "YES!"! So, this is a new weekly thing, and this week, I'd like you to meet Elle! Our friend Jen from Human Society of West Michigan brought Elle in and told me that she's only 5 years old, and a spaniel mix of some sort. Elle spent her time with me in the studio sniffing around, giving me kisses, and generally being curious.

Jen also told me about a really fun event/fundraiser that they have coming up at the Wealthy Street Theater this Sunday, July 15th at 3pm called POMA For Pets! Now, POMA stands for the Professional Orchestra Musicians Association, and members of it will be playing animal-related music live on stage with their pets! (I wonder if we'll see a bulldog playing the tuba?) Tickets are only $25, and kids 10 and under are free!

If you're interested in adopting Elle or any of the other awesome pets from the Humane Society of West Michigan, you can check them out on their website, and as always, you may call 616-453-8900 for complete information on programs and pet adoption.