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
- Kong toy
- Retrieve toy
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.