Have a Meowy Christmas and a Tail Wagging New Year!

This Gingerbread House, by pastry chef Greg Connolly, resembles the Wayside Waifs building with its characteristic silo.  It greets visitors, staff and volunteers who come to Wayside Waifs.

This Gingerbread House, by pastry chef Greg Connolly, resembles the Wayside Waifs building with its characteristic silo. It greets visitors, staff and volunteers who come to Wayside Waifs.

Greg Connolly, a pastry chef, created and donated this cute gingerbread house to Wayside Waifs, where it is displayed in the entry hall for the Christmas season. Wayside Waifs is a no-kill animal shelter in Kansas City, Missouri.

The house shows a cookie squirrel on Wayside Waifs’ signature silo rooftop. Along the dogbone fence, written in the snow in yellow, is “Fleas Navidad.”  Don’t miss the fire hydrant, and look for the dogs wearing Christmas sweaters and the grinning snowmen in the frosty yard.  Inside, I’m sure there are kitties tucked in bed, waiting for Santa to bring a jingle ball.

From the Wayside Waifs website: “Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City’s no kill community.”

UPDATE:  Here’s a video of puppies enjoying this gingerbread house.

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14 responses to “Have a Meowy Christmas and a Tail Wagging New Year!

  1. Lynn

    Thanks for sharing this info about a wonderful place dedicated to animals.

  2. Since I’ve been to Wayside Waifs, I know about all the great work they do (and how you use your talent to help the animals!). Love that squirrel on top!

  3. Merry Christmas, Catherine – and a wonderful New Year

  4. What a wonderful gift. Have a Merry Christmas, you and yours, Cathy!

  5. Three cheers for Greg Connolly, Catherine. What a super gift for a super organisation! (I love the ‘paw’ and ‘bone’ windows – too cute.)
    Have yourself a wonderful festive season. 😀
    Hope Santa was good to you and yours. xoxoxo

  6. How great is that – Compliments to the chef! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. PS1 My annual Christmas story is up on http://www.dlhavlin.wordpress.com this year & PS 2 – You could well run into a DL Havlin in KC. He’s tall, good looking, and an engineer for Ford, working on a project. That’s not my human – it’s his son.

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