Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cyndi is 7 and Dogs in Brazil

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.  :)


  1. Happee Birthday Cyndi! Thanks for sharing all the info. Never knew the doggies needed so much help in Brazil
    Benny & Lily

  2. Happy birthday, Cyndi!

    We'll check out the blog...The mom knows that in many other countries, especially those where poverty rates are very high, four-legged Beings are far worse off than most humans realize.

    There was a man in our city, this year we think, who brought back a dog from Greece (?), a street dog he had met while over there either on business or holiday. We think he went back more than once, and finally couldn't leave the dog, so "adopted" her. And we think he brought over one more subsequent to that. The plight of all the street dogs and kitties truly is alarming.

    But enough of that! We hope you have a wonderful birthday, and we're so glad you have such a terrific forever home!

  3. Happy birthday Cyndi - like Cyndi, I don't know when most of my girl's birthdays are either. Hope she has a good one. And hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas

  4. Happy Birthday Cyndi and many, many, many more.

  5. Happy Birthday Cyndi, hope you are having a lovely day. We will check that blog a bit later. At the moment our internet is very intermitent. Arghhh!!!

  6. Darlin', beautiful Cyndi, we wish you the happiest of birthdays......we are purraying that you will have many, many, many more.

    It is so sad that doggies and kitties are treated so poorly in so many countries.....including our own U.S.A....it makes us wonder what has happened to mankind....kind????????

    Love to you and everyone on the Farm.

  7. Happy Birfday sweet Cyndi!
    You can now be's in Sammy and Andy's Senior Kitty Klub wif us!
    We hopes you has a great day purrty girl!
    Love TK and Squashies

  8. Happy 7th birthday to you, beautiful! We will definitely stop by the link and check out what's going on. We may not be able to do a lot, but every helping paw counts.

    In case you were unaware, we have moved our blog from blogspot to our own new webspace @ http://www.tabbynormal.com/ and are currently in the process of updating our friends-list (of course you're on it!).

    Now, Tabby Normal is for all friends of tabby-cats in the International Tabby Community! Stop by and say hello, and join our facebook group, too, @ http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_176622229024827

    Happy Holidays!
    Abby Normal and Ms. C

  9. Happy Happy Birthday Cyndi. Hope you had a great day and will have many more. We will go read about the dogs in Brazil. Interesting story. Have a grand day.

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet and adorable Cyndi!! May your day be full of naps and kitty cuddles!!! Awww you're so adorable!

    Thank you so much for the link to the Dogs in Brazil blog! It sounds so heartbreaking! I'll hop over asap! Take care

  11. Happy Birthday to Cyndi - hope you had a nice day. We will go visit those pups in Brazil. Sounds like a very sad situation.

    Happy Holidays.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL CYNDI!!! We will go and visit the woofies in Brazil!

  13. Happy Birthday Sweet Cyndi,
    You have a most generous heart too.


  14. Happy Cyndi Day!!!!!!!

    That is probably what I am or will be 'soon'

    Thanks fur sharing the Brazilian Dogs' blog

    Bravo on Barking It Furward!


  15. Happy birthday to my dear friend Cyndi. I hope you had a fun filled day and that all at the FF spoiled you all day. I am so glad that you let Jan get you out from under the car and give you a furever home. Wishing you many, many, many, times many more birthdays!!

  16. Happy Birthday, Cyndi!! We'll go visit the woofie blog. It's so sad to hear things are so bad for animals in Brazil.

  17. Happy Birthday Cyndi!!! We're on our way to read about the poor furries.

  18. Happy Birthday Cyndi. We hope yoo have a really special day.

    We will send healing purrs and prayers for the dogs in Brazil. If only hoomans would be kinder to animals and act more responsibly. :sigh:

  19. Seven - in which of your nine lives do you count that one? Happy Birthday and Happy Christmas! May all of those darling stocking be filled with treats on Christmas morning!



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