Saturday, February 5, 2011

SATURDAY MUSINGS

GOOD OL' BOY JUBAL
Hey Hounders, 
Jubal here.  We'd like to send a GReat big "THANK YOU" to Mayzie, Mayzie's mom and Max Mom.  Mayzie recently held a commentathon and we all participated.  Mayzie's mom was awarding charitable donations to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Well none of the 15 of us won (DRATS!) but Max Mom won 3rd place.  When Mayzie's mom checked with Max Mom about where to send the donation Max Mom told Mayzie's mom to please send it to Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary.  Max Mom has two Golden Retrievers, Tammy and Toby; they live in South Africa.  Toby is a young pup that Max Mom is trainingThanks to Mayzie for hosting the event.  Thanks to Mayzie's mom for donating money and giving some to Max Mom.  And last, but not least, thanks to Max Mom for giving her prize to AHGRRS.


OLD GIRL MABEL
Our new blogging buddy Hawkeye (a.k.a. Browndog) had a special post the other day and we were taken by the kindness of it.  Hawk is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever so he must be A-OK.  After all, he's a Retriever like most of us and he's from Chesapeake Bay.  Our dad works in a building located on the Chesapeake Bay and he works on an airplane also named Hawkeye.  
Well anyway, Hawk had a friend of his do some of the special post; that's what made it special.  His friend's name is Mabel and she's a 12 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever.  She's been put into a bad situation and is asking for help.  If ya'll know of a nice family or caring person in the vicinity of Stamford, CT maybe they could help her out.  It would, unfortunately, be for only a few years but she promises that she won't be any trouble.  Doesn't anyone have room in their heart and room in their home for Mabel? Please check out her situation.

RADAR & HOMER J.
Radar and Homer J. here. Ya'll know that us two as well as Abby, Sophie, and Patti all came to be Bumpass Hounds cuz AHGRRS rescued us.  That's why we care so much about AHGRRS and are concerned that things aren't going too good for them in The Animal Rescue Site's Shelter Challenge.  But remember; "Never give Up, Never Surrender."  We really need your help.  We've discovered that everyone can vote more than once a day, actually at least twice a day if you have about an 8-12 hour span between voting.  Just that hint alone could double our daily vote tally. Another thing would be to try to coerce a few of your friends and/or work buddies to join our effort.  It might help if as many of you as possible were to put a vote button on your blogs, there are a variety to choose from; just click here for the resources page and look 
PATTI & SOPHIE
under "Links To Our Website."  It would help a lot if you'd tell people that don't already have a favorite shelter to just enter "WV" in the State Box and "Capon" in the City Box and then click on "Search" to get 
ABBY
AHGRRS in the voting box.  Mom and dad don't like us to beg, but they'll make an exception for this, so we're begging; any help will be very much appreciated


HELP!

WE NEED SOMEBODY, NOT JUST ANYBODY
WE'RE LOSING BADLY - PLEASE HELP US
YOU KNOW WE NEED SOMEONE
WON'T YOU PLEASE, 
PLEASE HELP ME?
HELP ME, HELP ME.



 
PLEASE DON"T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE ANIMAL RESCUE SITE'S SHELTER CHALLENGE  AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN EVERY DAY.

WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR VOTE TODAY, WE ARE FALLING FURTHER BEHIND #1 IN WV 

THANK YA'LL FOR YOUR VOTE 
If you try to leave a comment on our blog but are unable to, please drop us a line at:

bumpasshounds@hughes.net 
so that we know we have a problem and can try to fix it.  

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PLEASE VOTE FOR AHGRRS


The above link will take you to the Animal Rescue Site where you will get to click to donate a free bowl of food to homeless animals. After you do that you will be presented with a "Thank You" page; at the top center of that page please click on the "VOTE TODAY" button. That will then take you directly to the voting page. The only information that you need to enter is to select "WV" as the State from the drop down menu and enter "Capon" for the City. Then click on "Search." The page will then do its' thing and will end up showing "Almost heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. Capon Bridge, WV 26714." A "VOTE" button will also appear. Click on that "VOTE" button. After you vote you will see a confirmation page that requires you to identify an animal photo; this eliminates illegal machine voting. The answer is simply the type of animal that you see; dog, cat, turtle, fish, cow, etc. - not a specific breed. You can cast one vote everyday from as many different computers to which you have access. Voting will run for 10 weeks.  You can have the Animal Rescue Site send you a daily reminder to "click" for free food; then you can vote in the All-Star Shelter Challenge. The more friends you can rally to vote the better our chances of winning. Every vote, every day, every computer - counts. 
In the West Virginia state competition, as of 2/04/2011, AHGRRS has continued to fall further back in 2nd place.  That can change back again over a few days so don't give up your effort---- VOTE  We've got 15.18% of the WV vote today, up from yesterday when we had 15.11% ;  #1 has 25.76% and yesterday they had 25.70%.  There's now a 10.58% gap (10.76% yesterday) which we, hopefully, can reverse in just a week of heavy voting. We're now at #133 nationally; yesterday we were #134.  The WV #1 shelter is at #55 nationally (yesterday #55); now 78 spots ahead of us; it was 79 spots ahead of us yesterday. We are truly appreciative of your voting efforts on our behalf.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO HELP
VOTE
AND PLEASE TRY YOUR DARNEST TO GET OTHERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS, TO ALSO VOTE

5 comments:

JackDaddy said...

Well, you're #2. I hope that's a good sign!

browndogcbr said...

Thanks y'all for posting Mabel's plight.

Hawk aka BrownDog

PS Don't worry, we're votin' for you on every computer in the house every day!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That was so nice of MaxMom to donate to AHGRRS and for Mayzie to hold the contest.

We went to read Mabel's story and hope she gets her own home soon.

Sheila and Bob said...

We continue to vote every day.
That was wonderful of Max'sMom, we have corresponded with her over the past year and she is a wonderful person.
We are praying for Mabel, that their is the perfect forever home out there for her.
Keep up the reminders to everybody about voting.

Hamish & Sophie

MAXMOM IN SA said...

You guys do wonderful work! You are the ones who deserve any recognition. I am in awe.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

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

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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.
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