February 25, 2009

Hope & Joy...our new Additions

Friday, February 20th started out like any other work day, but Friday changed everything for me...

As you can see, we have 2 new additions to our home. I received an email from my friend Simone. She volunteers a long with many other kind animal lovers to rescue animals. Emails are sent out weekly with photos of dogs and cats, all kinds, shapes, sizes, and ages. These wonderful animals are in shelters that are over capacity, and they are slated for euthanization. They are there either because they have been surrendered or they are strays.

The email I received contained a photo of these 2 sisters...surrendered by their owner and whose fate was certain death...euthanization at 5pm.

I responded at 4:30pm that I would adopt the 2 of them.

From there, volunteers worked out how they would transport the pups from South Carolina to Virginia. It took 3 different volunteer transports to get them to South Hill, Virginia where we met Elvis and Trish (also rescue volunteers) for the final leg of the trip.

Susan Ward and Tracy Morgan (and so many others) are instrumental in arranging the adoptions, rescuing the animals and sometimes taking them in until a permanent home can be found.

All of the volunteers are TRUE animal lovers and ask for nothing in return. They are overjoyed to bring these sweet souls to their new owners. I cannot say enough about how truly giving all of these folks are...of their time, energy, finances and efforts to find homes for these animals.

Jean Schnurr, also a volunteer of MAMA's (Mary Ann Morris Animal Society) coordinates the transports. In this particular rural area in S.C. their are little funds available to the shelter. They operate on an annual budget of $20,000 and rely on donations for all the rest of the money needed to feed, shelter, transport and care for these animals. If you would like to make a donation to help with their efforts please send to:


P. O. Box 1511

Bamberg, SC 29003

If you would like to adopt an animal, please send me an email and I will be happy to put you in touch with these folks.

Hope and Joy...that's what we named these 2 beautiful sisters...because Friday was THEIR day...filled with HOPE and JOY!

February 16, 2009

1-2-3 Dozen Red Roses

Since Valentine's Day fell on a Saturday this year...my sweetheart was way ahead of the game and had this beautiful bouquet of 3 dozen gorgeous red roses delivered to my office on Thursday.
It made me very happy and put a big smile on my face. Needless to say, I got a lot of grief from the guys in my office...why so many flowers, what did you do to deserve all this?
I've got to say, I didn't do anything at all...my honey just knows how to make a girl feel special. And that I did...who gets 3 dozen flowers delivered? Not me...there is a first time for everything and I've got to say, I felt like a movie star! I love my sweetheart so very much!

This photo was taken at a slower speed and made the red look pink.

February 6, 2009

Angel Shortage

I sent a package out today with these inside. Remember Chemo Angels? Of course you do! I know that many of you have become angels too.

I am Ted's angel. Marcia, Alex and Anderson are Ted's family.

I'm sending some LOVE their way! If you are able...please volunteer today to become someone's angel.

I learned on their website today that they are experiencing an angel shortage...and they need your help! Please volunteer today.

February 1, 2009

Random Photos

I took a walk on a cold winter day around our house with my new camera...here are some shots.