"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” ~ Ruth Carter Stapleton
I teased you a couple of days ago by saying that I had a secret, but I couldn't say a word about it! ;-) Some of you guessed that it had to do with tails and ears...well, you were absolutely correct, except not in the way that you were thinking! No, sorry guys, I don't have a new brother or sister (this pup is solo right now, just the way my spoiled tush likes it)! You have to keep reading though...
If you all remember, a few weeks ago I was a part of a wonderful BlogHop that was partnered by Iams Home 4 The Holidays, BlogPaws Be The Change For Pets, and Dr. Jessica Vogelsang of Pawcurious! All they asked bloggers to do, was to take a few minutes and give back to an animal shelter; whether that meant volunteering, donating, or just buying some items from their shelter wish-list!
I decided to create some beds/blankets and kitty toys for the Huffington Post's Sew 4 Sandy project, that they, in turn, sent along to amazing animal shelters that were in need of supplies!
One of those shelters was the Ocean County Animal Facility South in Jackson and Manahawkin, New Jersey, which is the one I chose to write about.
Well, one lucky blogger that was involved with the Shelter Drive-by bloghop was chosen to be featured on the Iams' Facebook page...and, you guessed it...that blogger that was chosen was ME!! :-D I was incredibly honored and delighted that Dr. V and Iams' liked my post enough to chose it!! Thank you all so much! My post will be featured on December 11th, so make sure that you like the Iams' Facebook page so you can see it on the day!! :-D
***BUT, to make this bloghop even more special and amazing, I was contacted by Chloe of BlogPaws just a couple of days ago, letting me know that they had randomly chosen my post for the insane grand pooh-bah of all prizes...the donation of $1000, that's right, you heard me correctly $1000 to my shelter, the Ocean County Animal Facility South!!!***
I couldn't believe it!! :-D
I would just like to take this second to state, if you don't think that one person or dog can make a difference in this World, then you are sorely mistaken my friends! :-D
What's incredible is that I don't know these people or these animals, I live on the other side of the country, yet their stories touched me enough to chose them to write about! They are an amazing organization and amazing volunteers that deserve to have a little more money to help more animals in need!
Please make sure you check out BlogPaws' wonderful post on the Shelter Drive-By bloghop and little old moi!! :-D
I would also love it, if you could go and check out the Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter's Facebook page and congratulate them on receiving the donation! I'm pretty sure that they will be ecstatic! :-D
Thank you all so very much for continuously coming back to my little blog and commenting...this has been the best few months of my entire life!! :-D
In honor of this spectacular announcement, I would like to continue passing along the love and spirit of Christmas...SO, I am going to be giving away a $25 donation to 2 (that's right, TWO) commentators' charity of choice (one charity per winner)! :-) Not a ton, but a start to a great season! Just leave a comment with what you consider the spirit of the season to be and you will be entered in the drawing. Only one comment per person/pup please! I'll allow commenting through Friday, December 7th and then I'll chose a winner on Saturday, December 8th!! :-D
I can't wait to read all your comments!!!