Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pay it forward and Harley's sister

A wonderful blogger friend, Beagle, posted this today....so in honor or her plagiarizing Starfish, I am plagiarizing HER with a simple copy/paste with a promise. The following is mostly plagiarized from Starfish's blog, because I am feeling lazy today: I am participating in a Pay It Forward "exchange" that Starfish is doing (You can follow the links all the way back to it's origin to see all the people who will benefit!) I will be performing a few not so random acts of kindness. Here are the rules:I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a Comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange, and who make the same pledge on their own blogs . I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it in the the next three months, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward. So, like Beagle, the first 3 will get something from me...not sure yet what that something will be but I promise you I will put some thought into each persons gift. (Obviously I will need your "real" address but I promise to keep it private~don't put it in the comment section, I will give you my email address and you can email it to me.) Now on to the most important answer to many of your emailed questions....NO, we did not get the dog. When I called the dog warden and told him that we were very interested in Mary Lou (still a really stupid name-for a dog) his brusquely told me, "she is gone". My heart sank and I was scared to ask if she was gone because of euthanasia or adoption but he quickly told me that she was taken the very day her photo was posted. Apparently the website is only updated every couple of weeks--which I think is crazy if you are trying to find homes and you are a kill shelter there is a VERY SMALL window of time where you can actually see the animal and hopefully get there before the big needle! So, Mary Lou has a good home, Harley is still spoiled and a tad lonely so I am still looking. Here are my requirements...female (preferably but not mandatory), at least a year old, medium in size (no 8 pound yappers would fit with our family and we are waaaayyyy done with the 130 pound style) like 20-30 lbs or so, sweet, housebroken, minimal (known)health problems-obviously things happen as they age and we will do more than we should for them because they do become family members after all, and the dog must love attention and quiet times and have a great desire to be pampered and loved. Oh, it also has to love cats because they were here first and aren't going anywhere. So, if you have any suggestions, feel free. I have had a horrid week so far that I am too busy to post about right now but I will get it all out later today or maybe tomorrow. It is one of those bang your head against the wall weeks. YUK.

9 comments:

christina(apronstrings) said...

hey watson had her babies. details on my blog. ; )

Beagle said...

Who ever said plagiarism was a bad thing anyway??

Sorry you missed out on MaryLou but hopefully Harley will be united with his true love soon.

Jenna said...

I love that you are participating in the PIF pledge. I am too! I responded to beagles already and am planning to post tomorrow (barring no circumstances that might have me out of commission for a while).

Thanks for posting about this. I think it's great to get people thinking this way.

Jenna said...

Also, I'm so sorry you've had such a tough week. But please don't bang your head against the wall. I have vision of you having such a lovely head!

Rob & Tina said...

Alright, since there are comments but no one has bitten yet, I am officially requesting to be part of the PIF. I'll be putting it on my blog later tonight. :)

Pamela Jeanne said...

Let me just say, you are one fine human being. In the midst of your tough week, you took time to offer me a kind word. I'm doing it in return. You are a terrific person. Thanks for being you.

steph said...

Have you checked your local paper? People sometimes put in ads when they need to give away a dog b/c it doesn't get along or they are allegic or something else. They usually care for the puppy so don't want to send it to the pound. You would be able to get more information from them since they have the dog then you would a pound puppy, since most of the time they don't seem to have a clue where the pup's been and such.

Just checking in on the PIF thing. Count me in! Tried to get a secret santa thing going last year but no takers... I am a true believer that even the smallest gift can make someone's day.

Sitting in Silence said...

Oh Crap....I'm comment number 8....Can we start the PIF up again....I can send you all some vegimite LOL.......

Well ok it was just an idea....

Martin said...

Good Job :)