I usually try to hop in the right direction on Thursdays, but this post just couldn't wait another day.
There hasn't been much snow in Chicago for, well, pretty much all winter. Prada is totally bummed out. Her favorite winter activity is putting her nose down in the fresh snow and then running around the yard, snowplow-style. Her second-favorite activity is napping in her warm bed (if my lap is unavailable).
Sadly, not all dogs have a warm bed to call their own. The Animal Welfare League is the largest shelter in Chicago, and the only one that has a base in the economically depressed south side, with services including low-cost clinic care and no-cost monthly pet food distribution. The ALW is also out of bedding for their animals. A drive is being held to collect new and used pet bedding, as well as items that can be upcycled into bedding like sweatshirts and remnant fleece.
You all know what a softy I am for dogs, but this one really gets me. The shelter where I adopted Prada had cement floors--the kind of slippery floor that is very scary to her. A kind volunteer found a rug to put in Prada's run, so she had a safe harbor. Every dog deserves one of those. So, the first three people to comment today will have brand new beds donated in their name (or their pet's name or whatever).
This is Mya. She is a people-lover, and she loves to use that long tongue to give kisses. She also is in desperate need of a foster home. She needs knee surgery, and the money has been donated, but it can't happen until she has a place to recuperate. Every day she waits, it's another day in pain. She's in Frankfort, Indiana. Spread the word. Facebook Mya's story. Let's help her find a foster home--it's only a very little miracle she needs, after all.