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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Updates And Saturday Give-A-Way!

First, Parental Unit and I want to thank everyone who commented on our recent post about International Homeless Animals Day, and your contribution of all the creative ideas we can do to make a difference this coming Saturday, August 21st.

We were thrilled to receive a comment from Colleen Gedrich, the Program Manager for the International Society of Animal Rights (ISAR). ISAR is the organization that conceived the idea for International Homeless Animals Day in 1992, to shed light on animal overpopulation. Ms. Gedrich applauded our efforts to come together for this day, and encouraged us to check out ISAR's website for additional ideas at:
www.isaronline.org, or to contact her directly at: colleen@isaronline.org. 
It's a great website that explains a lot!

Our suggestion is to follow our comrade Tank's lead, and each of us do one small (or big!) task and/or make a donation of some kind to an animal shelter or rescue group near us this Saturday - a give-a-way, only we're doing the giving and each of us is winning by...doing the giving! Sounds like a "win-win" situation, doesn't it?

Parental Unit and I will make a donation to the Franklin County Shelter, (where she was lucky enough to find me:-). We already know they are in continual need of newspapers and blankets/sheets, so we will drop those off on Saturday.

We will also make an additional donation in Tank's name as promised-since he was the first to comment, and we're going with his idea, although you all agreed and offered many excellent thoughts-thank you!

And... speaking of the "Paw It Forward Contest" that we ran a few posts ago, the winner is:
 Fiona, As Typed by Dr. Liz, who eagerly accepted the challenge to continue the giving-thank you! A donation will be made in your name to the Franklin County Shelter as well.

P.S. I'll be contacting Fiona (and the mutant puppy) for their snail mail address-Tank, I think I still have yours.

Let me leave you on this Tuesday with that famous Vermeer portrait of a wealthy (and clearly not homeless!) pooch:

                   The Dog with the Pearl Earring


Pup Fan said...

The give-a-way is a fantastic idea!

And I am loving that painting... too fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Thanks Bocci!!!

My asst. received an e-mail from Animal Haven, one of our shelters... they have LOTS and LOTS of kitties right now & they're in desperate need of canned cat food. She's going out today to buy some and will drop it off at the shelter this week.

I pleaded with her to do something for the dogs instead, but she said cat food is what they need the most. I intend to sulk for the rest of the day... or at least for the next few minutes.

Okay, I'm done.

Meow... Tank

Asta said...

A pawfect and wondewful idea!!!!
I will do it too!!!!

as a gweat fan of bwilliant awt..I am thwilled to see that fammos doggie wif the peawl eawwing, hehehe a twoo muttewpiece
smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

Hey Bocci - ISAR put your post on facebook!!

Bocci said...

Wow-thanks for letting me know, Tank!

Your buddy,

Bocci said...

So glad to hear from you-we really, truly missed ya!

Your buddy,

P.S. Glad you "appreciate" the portrait :-)

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Great idea! We are going to be car racing (well, Mom and Dad are - Abby and I will be sitting in the air conditioned House With Wheels while Mom and Dad swelter on the tarmac they will be racing on), so we'll make our donation early. It will be to No More Homeless Pets of Utah. And we are very excited about the Paw It Forward, although we have one request: rather than making the donation in my (our) name, could make it in the name of TaiChi, my dearly departed older sister? Thanks! And we look forward to our own Paw It Forward!!! Thanks!!!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

Bella and Ollie said...

HI Bocci,
Thanks for visiting our blog.
We love the painting, do you have any others like that ?
Love from Bella and Ollie

Anonymous said...

Hi Bocci
Glad to hear your work in publicising International Homeless Animals Day is being noticed.

Tank's idea (we dont know him yet but will pop over later if we can finds him - she thick hooman) about giving a donation to a charity nearby is a great idea. We have the RSPCA near us in Derby and we will pop in with donation - mum will have to keep it away from me - I have a tendancy to EAT money in envelopes te hee he.

Keep up the good work Bocci.

Wiggles and Waggles

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Mack said...

This is great! I will make sure my mom makes a donation!

Jennifer Sikora said...

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Kapitein Haakje said...

hahaha what a great painting hahaha

El'bow & Hauwii

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Dis is grreat news Bocci! Mom and me has all ready donated some foods to our local shelter, we did it early cuz mom is busy on Saturday. Now we has to go to Facebook and check that out too...Congrats on all of your well deserved recognition!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Nico and The Bandit said...

Thanks for letting us know about Saturday!

jen said...

What an excellent idea! Thank you for the information:)

Alien said...

Coming from Tank's blog. I'll be sure to follow you. Well done!

Alien said...

Geminis understand each other. :)

Unknown said...

That is grrt Bocci, the way you are trying to advertise about this day for our homeless,blogless friends. They cannot do it themselves, so obviously someone else has to do it for them. We will try and do something. we have so many strays living on our streets.There aren't enough shelters to take them all in.
We loved your vintage friday picture and the one with your parental unit.
Ginger n Buddy

Bocci said...

Thanks for stoppin' by, Aksharaa..and Ginger n Buddy!
Yes, we try to promote this type of issue/event as often as possible!
Become a follower when you have time-thanks!

Your buddy,

Donna said...

Donations to the shelter are good! I will ask my hooman friend to do that, too. :)

Sasha said...

I thought I saw one of her as a cat ....

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