Happy dogs on thursday, little friday and thankful thursday to you! It’s been both a long week and yet it’s also passed me by a warp speed. Can anyone else relate? I’m rewarding myself with a bangle, I do believe. I think I’m going with that Joy charm and then will add a little dangly in Gretchen’s honor too. Y’all are going to laugh, but I think I might go with the banana, because girlfriend (both dogs, really) LOVE nanners! Of course, the frog could be cute too, because wee one would hunt them too if we’d let her. (They’re poisonous, you know – seriously!) I also like the oyster and pearl…
Oh yeah. DOGS on Thursday. Riiiight. Sorry… I digress…
But first, to lighten things up, pop over to the girls’ blog and see their silliness at my expense.
Earlier this week, basically blogless Susan (why yes, that is a pathetic attempt to guilt her into blogging again, but I’m pretty sure she isn’t going to fall for that so I won’t even bother to link) introduced me to the Blind Dog Rescue Alliance. We have been looking for YEARS for just the right rescue to REALLY support, and I think we’ve found it. They have fabulous sponsor options, and it’s obviously a cause to which we relate.
You see… (yes Alison, that pun’s for you!) I learned this week that not all shelters are created equal, not even here in Virginia, which I feel is a reasonably pet-friendly (legally and otherwise) state. I do realize there are needy shelters and rescues very near to me, and while we give a bit now and then, for reasons I can’t explain, they never captured our PASSION. (Well… save one local friend’s pet charity passion… I do look forward to the holiday open house pet food drive she hosts with her mom every year, but I’m digressing again.)
Anyhoo, I just had to share this special group/site with you. Will you share your favorite charities (for pets, people or whatever else) with me too?
The thankful part is a little vague this week. I’m thankful to live in an area known for its wealth – financial, charitable, knowledgeable and otherwise – but that also increases my sense of duty. I grew up in a family where giving and serving the community was simply a way of life, and I married a Knight of a man who lives the same way. It *IS* a blessing to have to juggle our schedules, but I’d bet money that we are the only combination of volunteer fire chief AND Junior League president-elect out there.
Are you thankful for things that are sometimes a burden too?