Ms. Day is a little bit obsessed with the neighborhood dogs. Theres the one she sees who always has a tennis ball in her mouth, and then theres the tiny golden pup who clumsily falls over his oven-mitt-size paws every time his owner puts him down. And Day cant leave out Rascal, whos only the best standard poodle ever. Whenever she sees one of these four-legged friends (or one of the countless others she love-love-loves), she cant help but smile, her day brightened by their silly personalities and canine antics. And these are just dogs Ms. Day occasionally passes on the street! Imagine how having a puppyface (or a kitten) around all of the time would brighten someones spirits, especially if that someone is living with HIV/AIDS. Saint Louis Effort for AIDS (EFA) realizes this pet benefit, and the group helps to keep animals in cuddly action with its P.A.W.S. (Pets Are Wonderful Support) program, which provides free food, grooming and more to EFAs clients pets. You can help sustain the charitys efforts by raising a glass this evening at one of the many bars and restaurants participating in the Thirst for Life fundraiser. Much like Dining Out for Life, Thirst for Life has spots around town donating a percentage of their liquor sales to the cause. Most, if not all, of the establishments in the Grove along Manchester Avenue are participating (the Atomic Cowboy is donating 100 percent!), and you can also toast at Savor (4356 Lindell Boulevard), Rue 13 (1313 Washington Avenue), 609 Restaurant & U Lounge (609 Eastgate Avenue, University City), Clementines Bar & Restaurant (2001 Menard Street) and many more. For a complete list and more information, call 314-645-6451 or visit www.stlefa.org.
Thu., May 17