Saturday, December 17, 2011

Blogville Commentathons Today

We Funny Farmers are not feeling very funny today.  As you undoubtedly already know, the Houston Pittie Pack mom Sandra's house burned Thursday night.  She lost everything, including 5 of her 7 dogs. One of those dogs was the pet blogosphere's beloved Shelby who was rescued pregnant and abused and nursed to health.  The dogs were scared, they hid, and they died.  It is a devastating loss for Sandra.

She has put up a short post today, still in shock and grieving the loss of the furries. You can read her post on Kissa-bull, the pittie pack's blog.

Blogville has rallied to help.  There is a Chip In button in our sidebar if you would like to make a direct donation to a fundraiser. We know of two commentathons this weekend.  There are undoubtedly more but we aren't aware of them yet.

This is the last day of Mr. Pip's Operation Couch Occupation posts to protest the lack of a couch in his living room for him to sprawl on.  His heart isn't in having fun today but he decided to turn the final post into a fundraiser for the Houston Pittie Pack (HPP).  For every comment left until Sunday midnight, he will donate 50 cents to the HPP.  Please stop by and leave a comment - Couch Occupation Grand Finale and Commentathon for HPP.  His post is no longer about couches but about supporting his friends.  It doesn't cost you anything but a moment of your time.

**UPDATE **  Nubbin' Tails has offered to match whatever Mr. Pip donates from his commentathon.  (In the comments for Pip's commentathon, not posted on their blog.)  What a great gesture.  Some can afford to give more than others, so this isn't about the size of any donation.  It's about the "size" of a blogger's heart.

Princess Coco, Lady Godiva & Truffle are also having a commentathon this weekend.  They turned off the comments on their post yesterday, intending to turn them on at midnight.  Comments have still not been activated on their post but should be soon, so check back later if need be and leave a comment on Heartbreak in Houston.  They will also be donating 50 cents for each comment.  **UPDATE** Comments are now open on this blog.

23 comments:

Brian said...

Such sadness. I am glad everyone is helping out.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Bless the CB for supporting their own so well. We are beyond sadness at this tragedy. xx

Eric and Flynn said...

It is a terrible tragedy. We will go and add our comments.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We had made a small donation yesterday, and we just left a comment on Pip's blog too. It's an unimaginable tragedy and we're purring for them.

Marg said...

Wow, there is just way too much sadness lately. Those poor people and the fire. We sent a few green papers but it is just awesome how everyone has supported them. We have been over at Mr.Pip's too. Take care.

Kjelle Bus said...

Hi there !
Me and mom found our way to you from Keisha the Spaneil that wrote about Houston Pittie Pack and their mom.
We are so sorry to here about that awfull fire :(

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks so much for spreading the word!
I am amazed by the generosity of pet bloggers. The Chip in has already raised $3,700 for Sandra and her family!

Your pal, Pip

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are saddened to hear this news! We will be purring real hard for this family!

Mr Puddy said...

Oh Dear !!! This is too sad !!! Heart Broken all around. Purrs so hard for all family who need. and I wish nothing bad happens to all anymore.
((( Hugs ))))

Anonymous said...

hi just registered ,, tina

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are all still trying to get a grip on this tragedy. We didn't know about Coco's post. We will visit there now. What happened to Sandra and her family is so very sad, but isn't it heartwarming to see the support she has received from so many?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

We don't even know what to say about this... Mama read it and has been crying. Even though we didn't really know them, the fact that they were part of Blogville makes us feel like they were our family, and it seems unreal that this happened. :*(

san said...

san has sent in our collar money to help. She said we do not need new collars as we have too many already :) I think so too.

Megat on behalf of the amigos and san

River said...

Thanks for including all the links. We gave some money and now we can 'give' more just by commenting which is great. We just wish we could give more. It is so sad.

love & wags,
River

rumpydog said...

Oh Dear! This is devastating news. I am keeping this family in my prayers.

The Chair Speaks said...

This is so sad. And so near Christmas.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Terrible news. :-(

Momo and Pinot said...

This is so tragic. We're crying.... Paws crossed for the family..

Momo & Pinot

Admiral Hestorb said...

That is so tragic and so horrible..poor dogs. I can't stand it.

Mom Carole

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Thanks for putting the information out so we could go over and leave comments to help get $$$. This is so terrible and beyond sad. My heart is heavy.

Two French Bulldogs said...

this is such a tragedy
Benny & Lily

~E said...

We were so very sorry to hear of the tragedy. Our prayers and love their way.

Coco - The Princess said...

HELLO FUNNY FARM!

We would like to send you my sincere gratitude for helping support the HPP.


Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Your new Friends - Coco The Princess, Lady Godiva & Truffle too