Sunday, February 7, 2010

SUNDAY STUFF

SNOW PICTURES; WANT SOME?


























Hey Hounders,
It finally stopped snowing at about 6 PM last night. Maybe dad can fix the fence today. He also has to do some shoveling. Doesn't look like we'll be doing anything until Monday or Tuesday. There's about 2 feet of snow out there now; on top of the stuff srtill left from last weekend.

We got the below email from
Ms. Carol up at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary and wanted to post it for all of you to see. If you're a Twitter and/or Facebook type, please note that AHGRR is getting into that now. So y'all can be a "friend."

Remember to keep up the prayers for our buddies Chandler and Max. Also some good vibes please for Lucky Luke and any other ailing buddies.
- TBH&K

Here's Ms. Carol's e-mail:

Hi Everyone:
The Shelter Challenge Contest is rolling on - and leaving us in the dust. Ritchie County shelter is now #1 in WV. (In case you don't know, this is the shelter that had an entire building destroyed in a fire a few weeks ago. Apparently it - and it's contents were uninsured - and there was a huge loss of animal life).
The contest doesn't end until April 18th, so we still have a long way to go.
Please remember to vote for us - - - - - and ask your friends, relatives, neighbors. $1,000 could save a lot of lives here - - - -
We have a LOT of new faces here - and a LOT of new dogs waiting to come in. Sadly, the weather is truly playing havoc with incoming transports and adoptions. Because of this we are having to board dogs in order to save their lives. We are moving them in and out as quickly as possible (given the weather, etc), but are barely keeping pace.
Our fundraiser in Charles Town has hit a snag and I need some input. I guess the first question should be how many people would be interested in attending a "Day at the Races" fundraising event. We had considered a dinner and silent auction - your seat would be available all evening, though you would be able to leave and return to the dining area to enjoy the horse races and to play the slots if you were so inclined. There is a lovely hotel there that could easily accomodate overnight stays.
We estimate that the cost of a ticket for this event would need to be in the range of $60+ depending on current pricing - and would include your meal (and the food there is excellent and the space we would need for the auction activities). All gaming would be additional - and entirely up to you. Any input?
The February pins will remain on sale until our inventory is exhausted. We would also like to offer a subscription plan for them - for a total of $120 - we will send you a pin (or magnet) each month - for each of the 12 months we are currently offering. This will be automatic. If you have already purchased the February pin, the balance due on your subscription would be $108. This will result in a savings of $22 - or you would be getting almost 2 months FREE.
February's Pin Design
If you are interested in our subscription plan, please let me know so I can order additional inventory if necessary. You can either send a check, or I can send you a paypal invoice.
We have a lot of new dogs who need sponsors, including Lola - a Senior girl - who was confiscated from her owners. Lola needs to be spayed, vaccinated, and tested for heartworm, etc. Whiskey, Shelly, Teddy T, Waylon, and Baker could also use some help. You can see all their pictures here - newer intakes are at the end of the list. They will soon be posted on our website.
Lola, Senior Golden Girl
We once again have a "wait" list. There are currently 6 dogs on it - - - - - - -
Your support is imperative to our survival - - - - - - the economy and this horrendous winter are hitting us very hard. We need your help. Any fundraising ideas are welcome - - - - - - - - any and all donations are appreciated. Please help if you can - we are doing all we can to continue saving lives and not turn any golden away - - - - - - -
Stay warm - stay safe - - - - - - - and THANK YOU for all your support - - - - -
Carol
Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue
ahgrr@frontiernet.net
carefreesv@frontiernet.net
http://www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org/

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8 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I got lots of my own this time!

It would be so much fun to have some of woo here!

We've got our paws khrossed fur all of our pals needing our vibes...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

MAX said...

Wow, that is a lot of snow!
Thank you for all your good wishes and all you do for the animals of our planet.
With love
MAXDOG AND YOUR FRIENDS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Huffle Mawson said...

I'd like to invite Boru and Alex and Jenny to my house where there is no snow but plenty of sunshine and heat.

Gus said...

Tell your Dad that Mayemphis and DC have similar snow removal plans, and muzzer says it works for her. We recommend you consider it, so your Dad doesn't get too worn out to play with you.

It is quite simple really. "Sooner or later, it will all melt."

Gussie

Sheila and Bob said...

We will take a pass on the snow, we are near Chicago and are to get 6 plus inches Monday night into Tuesday but from what your totals are that is nothing.
Stay warm. Don't overdo, we understand this is a very heavy snow you have.

Hamish & Sophie

Clive said...

We saw how bad the snow was on our own news here - that sure is a lot of snow you're getting.

take good care of yourselves
Clive and the NSLM

~Kim~ said...

I love your snow pictures!! We have around 3 feet of snow here, and would love to give it to anyone that wants it! :-)

I'll have to "friend" Almost Heaven--I think I mentioned to you that I know Carol from my days as president of the rescue here in Virginia--She works really hard, and certainly has my vote and support too; she's someone that continues to really make a difference!!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

If the question is do I want some of that snow, then the answer is VERY MUCH YES! I hope there were no escapes today!

Kat

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