The SPCA of East Texas is one of my very favorite non-profits. Animals are such a blessing in this life. They bring joy and unconditional love with them every day they spend with us. So, any organization that is committed to the welfare of animals and to helping them find loving forever homes, I'm 100% on board.

You may have become familiar with these fun evenings. They are spent around different East Texas eateries as folks gather to have dinner while a portion of the proceeds goes to help the dogs and cats of East Texas at the same time. Enjoy yummy food and delectable desserts at Potbelly's Sandwich Shop in Tyler on November 14 from 5 until 8 p.m. Very often, you can bring your canine companions along! However for this one, be sure and leave them at home--and promise them a doggy bag or something. ;)

*Please leave you pooches at home for this is a human only event.