more powerful than any darkness we may encounter.
We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is so much suffering and pain.
Then suddenly, the spirit wil emerge through the lives of
ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways."
4 MORE DAYS!!!
We still have 4 more days!!!
Just another visual, a wonderful moment, in my memory..
These wonderful dogs , a whole family taken from the pound, the mom had 3 legs, all now live in Chicago and some of the siblings have been reunited, the owners meet with their dogs at the beach during the summer:)
Yes, a dog beach in Chicago!! Too cool..
OMG! That is so exciting! You and all of your hard work and love are so amazing and inspiring. This is what life is about and is very life affirming to me. I also want to mention that you have mastered the very difficult balance of showing the reality of some of the hard things with the the positive outcomes and triumphs on your blog. I would not change a thing. I think it is a great idea to start a new blog to show and share some of the harder things you experience too.
You are a healer and a special person. I am glad I have met you.
Clare in Canada
P.S. both our dogs were/are rescues! we miss our beagle/basset cross who was our first dog and died 2 years ago of lung cancer but are enjoying our border/whippet cross Lady. She was also languishing in our local dog pound due to her age (7 y.o. then) and the fact that her previous owner had her "de-barked", yuck! she's been with us now for almost 2 years and we love her to bits. Rescues are the best!!!!!
I like the idea of a second blog for those who can and want to view the harsher realities that you have to deal with. This blog should be kept as it is - positive and upbeat, and OK for children to view. You do verbalize some of the harsher side when you talk about the individual pups/cats - that's all some people can handle.
Great news about the possibility of an additional $10,000.!
Incidently, Scooter has become quite a watchdog! He sets up quite a racket when someone he doesn't know as a friend comes to the door.
Our love to you, Jeff and all the furries,
Diane, Grace & Scooter
Kristy(formerly of Time To Stamp)
We are going to broadcast about your new higher matching grant and send yet another reminder out to all our ZNE Members - tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. California time, on the new ZNE Circa Arte radio show - here:
We're all pulling for you and the beautiful doggies!
xoxo - Chel
People don't want to know the ugly things we humans do to animals. It would be to much.
I love the first pictrue of the little black dog. I can hear him say" Bernie saved me!"
Please help Bernie save more animals by giving just 10 dollars.
Love to both of you..NGA
Have you ever thought about documenting just one animal, from arrival to leaving, with daily updates? With some follow-up after adoption? Maybe you've already done this, I'm not sure, but if not, then seeing how it all works, the vet visits, the pickups, the medicinal care, the emotional care and rehabilitation...basically, what you do everyday, also might help people understand more of what you, and so many others, deal with when rescuing these animals.
Good luck! Got the word spread on the Altered Books Yahoo Group, and I, too, keep checking the badge to see how you're doing, and I HOPE that the $10K will come in the next 3 days. Less than $7000 to go! My poor mouse is tired from hitting the refresh button, too, lol.
Just wanted to tell you how inspiring you are to me, and that I am soooo happy you're doing well in the challenge!
I've tried to help spread the word and posted in my myspace blog (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=133898110) though I don't know how much it really helped as I probably only have about five faithful readers! LOL
I adore your artwork and your ATC book. But most of all, you are my hero because of the animal rescue work that you do!
Keep up the inspiring work! Go Bernie!