Sunday, November 23, 2008

A LITTLE GOOD NEWS STORY

Heya Hounders,
It's me, good old Homer J. I'm coming up on my 1st anniversary, tomorrow, of becoming a Bumpass Hound. It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving last year, Nov 24 2007, that Mom and Dad drove all the way over to Harrisonburg, VA to meet me and bring me HOME. Mr. Skip from Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary had brought me down fron Delray, WV. after Mom and Dad picked me from the AHGRR list of adoptable dogs that they accessed at http://www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org/doglist.html. It's been a really Good News story year for me and Dad says that I should do a blog post about it next Saturday to mark that anniversary. I know that us Bumpass Hounds can be a pain in the buttski sometimes cuz we want you to send your hard earned money here or send your hard earned money there, etc. Where does it all go and what good does it do , sez you. Well, sez I, it did save me from taking The Big Sleep and allowed me to be "maintained" at AHGRR until Mom and Dad saw me on the "rescue me" list and brought me home. So your hard earned money donations helped ME, and I want to tell youse all "Thank Ya. Thank Ya, vera much." (say it like you know who. - Now say "Homer has left the shelter.") . Anyway, I've got an even bigger and better Good News story to share with all of you Hounders. It's bigger and better because a whole lot of youse guys helped make it happpen. Many of you probably remember some months ago, Friday April 11th 2008 to be exact, when we started bugging ya to send money to a hospital in Kentucky so that Ace could be be saved from almost certain death. Me and Abby had received an email letter from Miss Carol at AHGRR telling us about another Golden Retriever who was very sick and needed some help. His name is Ace and he's got something called Polyradiculoneuritis. Dad says that this link tells what it is: http://www.bobmckee.com/Client%20Info/Neurology/Polyradiculoneuritis.html. Well we both sat "pretty" and made weepy eyes and begged for y'all to help Ace and y'all did. Here's a picture of Ace with Frankenstein electrodes attached to him to stimulate his muscles. Ace was paralyzed by his "polywhatever" and he couldn't stand up or walk. So he required a lot of physical therapy. Ace had a special doggie wheel chair to move from one place to another. He even had to learn to walk all over again on a tread mill in a water tank. All of this treatment required a lot of money and a big, big part of it was your hard earned money that you sent to help pay Ace's medical bills. It seems that one "green needle" is a lot easier and cheaper than extensive physical therapy. Was it worth the trouble and expense to help Ace. We think it was but we want you to judge for yourselves. We got an update on Ace just this morning that we want to share with you so y'all can see what YOU did for Ace.



Well, what do you think? Was it worth helping Ace? Do you think that Ace will have anything to be thankful for next Thursday? We think he does and we know that we are very thankful to have Hounders like y'all watching over us. So, Thank You. Thank You, Very Much.
- Homer J (all the way)

1 comment:

Tracey and Huffle said...

He's like a whole new puppy! Mum's eyes are leaking.

Huffle Mawson, secretly winking at Brian

FOR CHANCE, GORDON, HOMER, RADAR, SPENCER, CHANDLER, MAXDOG, LUKE & BLUE, AND SO MANY OTHERS.

National Canine Cancer Foundation

STEP UP TO ADOPT A PET

If you can, please consider opening your home to a homeless animal, preferably a dog or cat or other domesticated animal; livestock does better on farms and wild animals do better in zoos and parks. Your local Humane Society or SPCA or Animal Shelter has a wide selection of could be, should be, pets looking for new homes. If you can't adopt, perhaps you can at least become a sponsor. We'll show you how to help out Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary (AHGRRS) on our blog page, but you can help out any organization of your choice, but please help; contribute or volunteer.
- The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

PLEASE HELP SPONSOR A SENIOR OR SPECIAL NEEDS GOLDEN

CAN'T ADOPT; BECOME AN ANGEL.
So many Senior and Special Needs Goldens do not find "forever homes". Many of these dogs have above average medical needs and costs, are maintained on "special" diets, or have other extraordinary needs. Your donations can be targeted towards a particular Senior or Special needs Golden Retriever. As a sponsor, you will receive updates about your "special" Golden, and will be mentioned in our quarterly newsletter as the dog's sponsor. We also accept Paypal donations. Please keep in mind that we are a non-profit organization and that your donation is fully tax-deductible. Please just write the Golden's name in the memo line of your check or Paypal submission when sponsoring a Golden Retriever.

A MUST READ FOR THE IN-THE-KNOW CAT

A MUST READ FOR THE IN-THE-KNOW CAT
Recommended by Boru; what more need we say?

TAKE THE PLEDGE

Pledge to Fight Animal Cruelty

GORDON'S PHOTO ALBUM SLIDESHOW

Total Pageviews

BUMPASS HOUNDS PLAYLIST


Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones