Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Giving

It's the holiday season once again. That time of year when we get caught up in giving.

We remember everyone one way or another, even if only with a brighter smile or an hour at the food bank. Or a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or whatever the appropriate greeting is for you. For some of you, that greeting may be Bah Humbug.

It's also the time of year people forget about homeless animals. We do all right remembering homeless and in-need people, but we tend to forget about our furry, feathered, and scaled friends.




You can help. Every day. And it takes only seconds of your time.

The Animal Rescue Site.

If you have time, read the short daily shelter story.
If you have time, vote for your favorite shelter during grant contests.
If you have time, make a holiday purchase for the pet lover in your life.

But visit every day. Please.




How can your resist that face?

One click, and you're done. Your click feeds at least one animal every day.

What a way to give.

In case you're wondering . . .

The first photo is Arf - aka Shiner - Blue Heeler extraordinare. It's a few months old - taken over the summer. He's broadened through the shoulders now, but still has that same goofy charm.

The second is Woof - aka Wrangler - rescue Border Collie. Four and a half. The alpha dog among the two.

14 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

You're right, we don't think about the homeless animals enough. I usually click on the animal shelter link each morning after I've clicked on the breast cancer site. I'll add their button to my site and hopefully others will click as well. Thanks for the reminder.

P.S. both dogs are adorable.

Helen Ginger said...

Arf is cute, and Woof is a sweetie. They're both irresistible. You're right, we're so caught up in buying presents for family and friends that we forget about the needs of animals. Thanks for the reminder.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Elspeth Antonelli said...

The plight of homeless animals breaks my heart. I try to do everything I can. Thanks for the reminder.

Elspeth

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Thanks for sharing this, Carol. I’ve a very big weak spot for animals, and while I have none of my own now, I used to. When I worked, we did a charity drive every year. Every year I skipped all the human charities and found some kind of animal shelter or rescue to donate to. This is no different. Bless you for thinking of the animals.

Best Regards, Galen

Imagineering Fiction Blog

Carol Kilgore said...

Mason - My clicking time is usually the last thing I do every night before I log off for the day.

Helen - Arf and Woof send grins and drools your way.

Elspeth - Breaks my heart, too.

Carol Kilgore said...

Bless you, Galen. The animals appreciate all we do.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks for the reminder, Carol. I'm clicking over.

What sweet dogs! Who can resist those faces...?

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Laura Eno said...

What cuties! Thanks for posting pictures.
I've been clicking on that site daily for over a month now, also voting for Cat on the Kings shelter in California for the contest. They make it so simple with their daily reminder.

Carol Kilgore said...

Elizabeth - I can't resist them at all. I'm putty in their paws.

Laura - I vote for Animal Defense League in San Antonio. They have a fantastic no-kill shelter.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

What a nice reminder. The pictures of the dogs are so cute, makes you just want to pet them. I'm on my way to click now.

Sheila Deeth said...

What a neat idea, and those eyes are irresistable.

Carol Kilgore said...

Thanks for clicking. Arf and Woof send doggie kisses.

cassandrajade said...

Great post and a great reminder. How can anyone resist helping out?

Carol Kilgore said...

I hope no one can resist helping. Shelter animals need all the help they can get.