Thursday, April 29, 2010

BERTIE'S PLIGHT

BERTIE LIVES  AT
ALMOST HEAVEN GOLDEN RETRIEVER
RESCUE AND SANCTUARY
Hey Hounders,
It's me, J.E.B., with a plea and some information for y'all to ponder.  Bertie, shown below,  lives in a kennel house at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary that does not have an operable air conditioner unit.  AHGRRS needs about $400.00 to buy a new 12,000 BTU unit for her and her house mates.  Can you help Bertie?  We Bumpass Hounds and Kitties are trying to raise the $400.00 for Ms. Carol and Mr. Skip up at AHGRRS  so that they can buy the air conditioner and then Bertie won't have to swelter in the heat this coming summer.  Of course you could take her home and share your air conditioning with her.  Check the top of the right sidebar of our blog page to learn how to help Bertie stay cool this coming summer. We're almost halfway to our goal.  No contribution is too small; pennies add up to nickels, dimes and quarters and then to dollars and dollars add up to tens of dollars and pretty soon we have our $400.00 for the new air conditioner unit.  Please, won't you help us?   Thanks for stopping by.
- J.E.B. and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties
 
 


 More About Bertie:

12 year old Bertie ended up in a rural shelter when her owners decided that they could no longer care for her. She wasn't feeling well when she was first seen by our vets, but she's doing much better now and is ready to find her forever retirement home. This gold old dog would fit in anywhere - - - - - - - she's easy going, low energy, and seems to get along with every living thing.  She'll only impose on you for a few years at the most and then you'll have to let her go.  If you would like to offer Bertie a place to retire, please submit an application which you can download from the AHGRRS website (www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org) Please email or mail your application, AHGRRS does not have a fax machine. Bertie is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered


TOUGH GUY SOLDIER 
RETURNS HOME TO FAMILY
(KNOW LOVE HERE)

STAND-UP BORU (NOT STANDING UP)
WHEN TO START CUSSING! 
A 6 year old and a 4 year old bipeds are upstairs in their bedroom. The 6 year old asks, "You know what? I think it's about time we started cussing." The 4 year old nods his head in approval. The 6 year old continues, "When we go downstairs for breakfast, I'm gonna say something with hell and you say something with Bumpass." The 4 year old agrees with enthusiasm. When the mother walks into the kitchen and asks the 6 year old what he wants for breakfast, he replies, "Aw, hell, Mom, I guess I'll have some Cheerios."  WHACK! He flies out of his chair, tumbles across the kitchen floor, gets up, and runs upstairs crying his eyes out, with his mother in hot pursuit, slapping his rear with every step. His mom locks him in his room and shouts, "You can stay there until I let you out!" She then comes back downstairs, looks at the 4 year old and asks with a stern voice, "And what do YOU want for breakfast, young man?" "I don't know," he blubbers, "but you can bet your fat Bumpass it won't be Cheerios!"

10 comments:

Gus said...

Oh Boru...that was a good one. It made us laugh right after the video made us cry.


Gussie

Oh Yeah! Muzzer says she needs another contest, 'cause when she goes to the liberry now, she has to kill time lookin' at books.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

I have to say that is the most precious video! Yep, made mom cry!

Sheila and Bob said...

Hey everyone,

This blog has 126 followers, bow me and my sister are trying to figure out a way to get the funds for a much needed A/C unit for All Most Heaven.

We took all our dog treats and spread them out on the floor, and if our calculations are correct, if everyone just gave $2 (heck that's less than the price of a extra large bully stick)the goal would be met.

We are sure your furry friends would be more than willing to give up a treat for a day or two so that Golden's like "Bertie" and others will not have to suffer when the heat arrives.

We just know you can do it, and when you send your donation tell them Hamish & Rescue Sophie sent you.

That won't get you anything but the warm feeling of helping our Golden friends.

Tail Wags, and slobbery kisses,

Hamish & Sophie

the booker man said...

mama started leakin' after the video, of course! but then boru's joke made her giggle. now she's all confuzzled. heehee.
me and asa and my mama think miss bertie is a pretty lady. we hope she finds her forever retirement home soon!
*woof*
the booker man

Sierra Rose said...

Hi friends! YES! We would love to send a little donation to AHGRRS towards the air conditioner! Keeping cool in summer temps is so critical. We echo Sheila and Bob....If many of us put in a little something, the goal will be that much closer. Hoping Bertie finds a forever retirement home soon too.
Fantastic video!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Samantha said...

That was a furry funny story! And a super wonderful, happy video - stark contrasts to Bertie's tale and the need for an air conditioner for Almost Heaven. So many needy doggies - arghhhhhh.
xoxoxoxooxoxxo,
Sammie

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

What a pawesome video!

Mom says that pup reminded her of this past weekend's Grady -

Thanks fur sharing evFURRYthing here!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

LUCKY LUKE said...

I so understand the emotions, the importance, the significance of the Soldier's Return.

And Gosh... I do honor it. I do!

Let's regroup wif or goal, and figure out how we get there from here...

wif love from the Luke

Sheila and Bob said...

Okay Everybody,
The BumpassHounds are over half way to getting the funds needed for All Most Heaven to get their A/C.

Lets put our paws deep down in our fur and empty our pockets of all that loose change mixed with the dog treats.
Me and my sister thank you from our tails to our noses.

Hamish & Rescue Sophie

Anonymous said...

I was the lucky person to adopt Bertie, back in early summer 2010! I was stunned to find the Bumpass Dogs blog, while Googling her - and missing her, she suddenly developed serial violent seizures this past May, indicative of brain cancer. But what a terrific two years we had! She kept getting more beautiful up to the day she fell ill, at over 14 yrs. I have beautiful pictures and stories to share, and donated to AHGRR in her memory. I love sheltering old forgotten goldens, I'll be checking on Whiskey.. WB in Arlington VA..

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