We can't believe our Cyndi is 7 years old already. And we have been so busy, we all forgot her (assigned) birthday. We don't actually know the day she was born. She was trapped under Jan's brother's car by his pointer for nearly a week before he and Jan were able to capture her. And was she elusive! You wouldn't believe how many places there are to hide in the engine and underneath the body.
We were reminded of her birthday after midnight when we checked today's Cat Blogosphere post. Thank you, KC, for keeping on top of special dates. And since this is Cyndi's special day, she would like a special present. We'll let her explain it. Go ahead, Cyndi.
I have a favor to ask of our readers. Would you please stop by Dogs in Brazil blog and leave a nice note for the blog owner? We ran across the blog the other day when the owner asked about some special bowls we reviewed quite a while ago. We're not sure how much it costs to mail a package to Brazil, but after Christmas we want to find out and donate the bowls for a couple of their "special needs" dogs.
We went through and read quite a number of posts. It broke our hearts to read about the terrible conditions for dogs and dog rescuers in Brazil. (If things are this bad for dogs, we fear they are worse for kitties.) This rescue couple has spent all their own money saving street dogs and are losing (or have already lost) their home and are worried about where they will go and what will happen to their dogs, all of which have medical needs. They have a bakery but it doesn't bring in enough money to pay all the costs. They have a small purse but a big heart for the forgotten and abandoned dogs in Brazil.
One of her original posts mentioned how folks in other countries don't care about the plight of animals in Brazil and we all think that maybe it's time we learn about them and try to help them, even if only in a small way. Conditions for animals there are terrible. Can you help? It's Christmas, a time for giving. If you can spare a couple or a few dollars (we say few because Chip In is PayPal and they take 2.9% plus 30 cents off the top of every donation, plus an extra 1% for over the border payments.) But even if you can only spare $1, it could help them. Dollars add up. If you can't donate, you could still help by leaving an encouraging comment letting them know that folks in other countries do care. And your humans could say a prayer for them to be able to find a place to live where they can keep the dogs they are helping and pay off their vet bills.
Yes, this is what I would like for my birthday - help for these determined folks who work tirelessly to save lives. They have a Chip-In button in a post. We hope they will move it to the sidebar so folks can see it when they visit. We just stopped by and they have added an update. We hope they will be greatly blessed for all they have been doing without financial help or encouragement.
And on a cheery note, we Funny Farmers would like to thank every kitty, woofie and human who participated in our Bark It Furward commentathon over the weekend. Milk Bone is donating $1 for each comment to Canine Assistants. We had so much fun spending Milk Bones' money. :)