Tom: We are never so aware of how lucky we are and therefore how thankful as when we hear rescue stories. Some of us really are unlucky and suffer terrible trauma before being rescued by devoted and kind individuals or organisations. Today we would like to pay tribute to two people who do amazing work.
The first is Eldad Hagar. You can find all kinds of info about the work he does on his website here. The latest story that has been making the rounds is that of a small dog called Fiona. We first read about her on Dublin Dog's FaceBook page and then saw the video on YouTube. You can donate to this great rescue through the website, and also through HOPE FOR PAWS.
We also must mention our wonderful friend Chrystal Parker whom many of you know through her "Daily Dose" blog. She operates a private rescue and takes in dogs and cats, often the most desperate cases. Right now, she is looking for homes for bunch of her cats, as part of her Winnie's Wish project, and our only regret is that we're an ocean away. She is also raising money for her operation by building a commemorative brick walkway to her cathouse. You can find details on that here and order your very own brick!
I also would like to express my personal thankfulness to the wonderful Erin at Dublin Dog. #1 had ordered me a beautiful "Lucky Me" ID tag from them and I wore it with great pride, but one day, we got back from one of our walks and #1 noticed it was gone. It had come loose from its attachment. This had already happened once before with a previousDD tag, so #1 wrote and told them about it, so they could perhaps look to see how they might make the attachment more secure. We got a lovely reply from Erin who sent us a new tag with a different attachment!
On the left is the original attachment, and on the collar is the new split ring attachment. Big Thankful Woofs to Erin and Dublin Dog. They're a great company with great products and great service!
I woudn't be so cruel as to leave you without a single picture of me, so here goes!