Sunday, April 25, 2010


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DWTS - 2012?
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 Radar and Homer J.
Hey Hounders,
It's us Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary (AHGRRS) Bumpass Hounds; Homer J., Sophie, Patti, Radar and Abby.  We got an e-newsletter from Ms. Carol up at AHGRRS and we thought you'd be interested in catching up on the news   Here's Ms. Carol's letter:
I've been slow getting the news out - sorry.  I had my second eye surgery for cataracts last week (lens replacement) - and for the first time in years - I can see - without glasses!!!!!!!!  I still need a little help to read, but my distance vision is now better than 20/20.  I have a wonderful surgeon - not only gifted in the operating room, but a very caring person - who owns and adores a yellow lab - lol. 
We've been inundated with intake requests - as usual. Here are just a few of the newcomers. 
Ranger is a purebred yellow lab boy that had been kenneled at the shelter with our Carlisle - and who was so ill that he didn't have long before being euthanized.  I am happy to report that he is now well - and will be ready for adoption this week.

Bear is coming to us from an owner who is moving.  He is housebroken, gets along with every living thing - and needs a new home asap. 

Fennie is a young dog whose owners home was condemned.  Fennie has some pretty significant skin issues that we think are related to fleas.  He is currently boarding at a vet hospital being vaccinated and evaluated.  Once we get his skin condition under control, he will also be neutered.

Bertie is a 12 year old female whose owners decided they just didn't want any more.  We don't have pictures of Bertie yet - but she will be posted soon.  She is fully vetted and needs a home asap.
These are just a few of those needing homes or foster homes.  Please spread the word - - - - - - - - we could really use some help.
We also still need an air conditioner for one of the kennel houses.  We have had one donated for the larger kennel building - but we need a second one - soon.  I had found exactly what we need on  Unfortunately - it is no longer available there - .  It is a 12000 BTU window or through the wall air conditioner - with mechanical controls.  (The digital, electronic ones shut down when the electric "blinks" - which happens frequently here.)  It's a Frigidaire Window unit model number: FAC122P1A.  It retails for about $339, but with shipping can be closer to $450. 
Please - we could use some financial help to buy this air conditioner.  They are rare and hard to find - - - - and this one would be PERFECT for what we need.  We missed the last ones advertised - we just didn't have the money to buy it - - - - - - - - - - The weather is starting to heat up and I am really getting worried that the old unit in this building is going to give up completely - - - - - - -
Any help is appreciated - - - -
Frigidaire FAC122P1A Compact II
12,000-BTU Room Air Conditioner with Mechanical Controls
We also need some help with Fennie's vet bills.  They aren't much - but adoptions have been extremely slow - and the bills have not been.  His bill to date is about $300.  Any and all help is appreciated.  We are still trying to catch up from the devastating winter we had - - -
I want to thank everyone who has been so kind to us - and to all of you that continue to support our efforts here.  We could not do it without you.
We will be holding our annual Fundraiser in Alexandria on June 19th this year.  It will be catered by Red, Hot, and Blue and there will be silent auction items sure to please everyone.  We will also be holding some online auctions before and after this event.  Our hosts and sponsors for this event will once again be David Hubbard, Eric Roell, David Williams, and Tim Holmes.  I'm sure they could use some help.  If you would like to volunteer, please let me know - - - - - -
If you have items to donate to either the silent auction on June 19th - or online, please let me know.  These donations do not have to be dog/animal related - and all will be deeply appreciated. 
That's all for now - - - - - - - - - think spring!
Well we'd sure like to be able to get AHGRRS the money they need to buy the air conditioning unit. As Judy Garland always said to Mickey Rooney, "Hey, lets put on a show."  Well, not quite, but lets try to raise the $400.00 before it gets really hot up at AHGRRS.  If only 40 of us guys; youse and us, were to send AHGRRS $10.00 then they'd have enough money.  How about if we all each make a pledge to send money to AHGRR to buy the air-conditioning unit.  Dad says that we can pledge $10.00 to help out and that he'll send it up to AHGRR using PayPal.  All you need to do to contribute with a credit card is to click on the "ChipIn" widget at the top of our right  sidebar.  Your contribution will go directly to Almost Heaven.  If you'd rather not contribute through our site, Ms. Carol has directions for how to donate on the AHGRRS website and we have them (AHGRR) posted in the right sidebar of the blogWon't you please try to help us out?  Remember, there is no such thing as too little of a donation; every little bit helps.  Let us know what you pledge and we'll add your name to our AHGRRS Pledge Roll over in the right sidebar.

Hey Hounders,
Back in the 1800's the Tate's Watch Company of Massachusetts wanted to  produce other products, and since they already made the cases for watches,  they used them to produce compasses.  The new compasses were so bad  that people often ended up in Canada or Mexico rather than California.   This, of course, is the origin of the expression, ...  "He who has a Tate's is lost!"  

Hey Hounders,
I've been getting questions from some of the other Bumpass Hounds and Kitties, like Ms. Shiloh here, about what to do to remove those pesky crayon marks left on walls and woodwork after the grand munchkins visit?  Well, first off y'all need to tar the dickens off their little backsides for writing on the walls, but if it's too late for that then here's a hint about something that I think works wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in baking soda.  Crayon marks come off with very little effort (elbow grease that is!).


JackDaddy said...

Well that was easy, once I remembered my PayPal info! :)

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Thank you very much Jack and JackDaddy. We appreciate your kindness and generosity.

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

Merdie and I will work on snagging the info sometime when she's not looking...

We'll keep woo posted...

Khyra & Khousin Merdie By Proxy

Ginger Jasper said...

Hello I came to say hello and thanks for visiting me. I just love visitors.. Thanks for your lovely comments. I am always realy happy to help when I can.. Hugs GJ xx

Gus said...

mmm...muzzer gets her money for bein' old pretty soon and she says we can donate to AHGRR on Monday. So we will be back tomorrow with the PayPal code.

gussie n teka

Sheila and Bob said...

Boru, your keeping us in stitches BOL.
Mom & Dad said they are sending a donation to Ms. Carol with a matching donation from Mom's office.

Hamish & Sophie

Huffle Mawson said...

Hi puppers and kitties! I've only been gone a month and you have so many things happening!

Keisha said...

O hai. :)

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya all!
Wish we could take on all the goldens in need of homes!! We looked at the AHGRR site, and then it prompted us to look at the NorCal Golden Retriever Rescue site... Ahhhh! Such sweet souls.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad your surgery went well and you are able to see without glasses now. Looks like you have been busy, as usual.

Have the results of the NASCAR contest been posted yet? We can't find any mention anywhere. Oh, we just tried the home page and there are 10 finalists on there, but we don't see the one in memory of your daughter's friend there. We're sorry. We hoped it would make it.


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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.
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