Take me home...


 ~ by Jaime Ellsworth from the Black Dog series ~

No photo for the finale of my December Views...this is really what's on my mind tonight...
animal shelters and all the precious ones that need homes.
So I just want to speak about this,  a subject that's dear to my heart.
It's a subject that has a whole lot riding on the concept of tomorrows, new years,
...yes, yours and mine, but more to the point,

This illustration comes from the Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society website and
I get a lump in my throat whenever I see it.
The APS is located just across the water from me & they do a mighty fine job finding homes
for wayward furry ones.
Like so many animal rescue organizations, they are relentless in their efforts to garner support,
donations, adopters, volunteers, media attention - all for the sake of providing a temporary haven
until new homes can be found.

I get crazy passionate about helping sometimes, often feeling stuck within my own time frames
and lack of resources or logistical worries.  Oh, and then there's the two fur gals here already 
who may not understand, "the more the merrier!"
Yeah, that might be an understatement.  Still,
I've had some wild thoughts the past couple of years about one day fostering dogs here on our rural property...
lots of room to run, a safe place for calming down,
for learning a tiny bit of manners before heading off to a forever home ...
a few more dogs that wouldn't have to stay in a shelter.
Just a dream ...
 for now.

Let me share with you a small thing that  can   been done easily
(here comes the part where I sound like a commercial, so forgive me)... it's a simple "click,"
a free good deed.
It's been easy to remember since it's the first "click" I do after logging onto this glowing box each day.
Here's the deal...
the Animal Rescue Site has asked for help in clicking daily to meet their quota
of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals.
It takes about 20 seconds to go to their site and click on the purple button that says,
This doesn't cost  us  a thing because their corporate sponsors & advertisers use the number
of daily visits to donate food to abandoned & needy animals in exchange for advertising.
Here's the web site ...

If you've read this far, I thank you for that.
Time now to raise a glass, me thinks...
to all of you,
and to all of them!

Kindness is the
language which the
deaf can hear and the
blind can see.
~ Mark Twain ~

January 5th, 2012 ~ UPDATE  ~ from the Animal Rescue Site:   in 2011,  free Clicks helped fund a total of 68.06  million  bowls of  food for needy animals! 


  1. thanks for writing this post!

  2. Hoping there is shelter for all over the next year... Happy New Year!

  3. I'm allergic to animals but I'm not allergic to clicking...consider me a clicker from now on!