Thursday, May 23, 2013
Roses for Micah
Hey, Micah here. Sorry we missed a couple of Thankful Thursday posts. Last week I wanted to post about what I was thankful for but Miss Computer Hog ... well, hogged the computer.
On Mother's Day Jan came home from church with two long stemmed red roses. They were given to everyone there for their mother or in her memory, if she had passed away. I never met Jan's Ms Mother (Jan says we have to be good Southern cats and call our elders Ms or Mr) but all the other Funny Farmers knew her.
Jan put them in a vase of water on the kitchen table. If you remember, I've been living in the kitchen for a few months now (by choice; it's near food and water and my warm bed) so I just knew she'd put them there for me to play with. So I did. At night I'd take them out of the vase and we'd play games.
Their leaves kinda fell off and they started looking a bit punk.So I took them out of the water more often but nothing helped. I even tried to resuscitate them. Then they shriveled up and after one big sigh of good-bye, they both died.
I miss my friends and wish they could have hung around longer, but I'm very thankful they were here long enough to become my friends. They were fun to play with. And they smelled good too. Not like tuna, but with a flowery kind of scent.
This post was prepared before the F5 tornado ripped through Oklahoma the other day. We joined the BlogPaws Disaster Response Network when it was set up. We received some information from them yesterday and posted it on Facebook but forgot to add it here.
The largest need at the moment is cash. BlogPaws is reaching out to the BDRN and all the sponsors of the 2013 conference to pledge a commitment for Oklahoma. This collective donation will go to the World Vets who are assessing the needs on site to make the best decision on where the money will go – based on their work in past disasters.
Donations will be collected by World Vets through 11:59 PM Tuesday, May 28th. The collective donation will be announced when the money is ready for delivery. A badge with a direct donate link is at the top of our right sidebar.
http://blogp.ws/16O9ofk. Here you can find hings from who needs what to donations to where to look for lost and found pets.
Many of you have lived through a tornado, but we never have, so we can not truly imagine the shock and devastation of such a powerful storm. We pray for all those affected, especially for those who lost a loved one.