Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Simply Kind Tuesday

I managed to take part in perpstu's SKT this week without even having given it forethought.

Last night on my way home I had to hit Petco to get food for the furbabies.

As most of you know I have a plethora of four legged animals in my house. 3 doggies: Cliff the Mutt, Oscar the Dog and Scrat the Brat. 4 cats: Rasta Pasta, Nemo, Kaji cutie and Smokey Cat.

I'll be the first to tell you that animals are not cheap. Between the vet and food and grooming (if needed - and boy is it needed for Cliff and Oscar) and replacing things they destroy (angels they aren't) it can all add up.

So I went into Petco to get food and set up a grooming appointment for Cliff and Oscar. I saw that the Assistance Dog Institute has their annual dog bone tree up again. Some years I check it out, and some years I don't.

The thing I love best about this tree is that they have little colored wooden dog bones with items they would like to receive on each bone like:
  • Greenies - large
  • Dog toothbrush
  • Dog tooth paste
  • Dog nylabone the big ones
  • Dog bed
  • Dog collar and leash
  • Bath wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Kong toy
  • Retrieve toy
You know things they will use and actually need. Not just another mailing asking for money like everyone else this year. All the stuff will be put to use for the animals they are training to help someone in need.

So this year I decided to grab three bones. One for each dog. On the back of the bones they ask for your address so they can thank you. Well I just put one boy's name and Merry "woof'mas on each one. I'm already on their mailing list.

So we got them the Greenies - Large ( a bag of 8), a toothbrush/toothpaste kit, and a BIG box of bath wipes.

Go help make someone's Christmas a little brighter this year. Yes things are tight everywhere. I'm happy to give up something to help someone or something have an easier time right now, because I have a good home, a partner that loves me, a job that isn't going anywhere, animals that are healthy. Sure we saving up for our IVF, but this is chump change compared to that. But that little bit will go a long way.


perpstu said...

You are awesome! As much as I would love to hog the credit for SKT, the true leader of this fun march is Claudia! http://on-a-limb.com.


Anonymous said...

You've made some doggie out there very happy.