"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Friday, February 5, 2010

a new little big boy to fill our hearts!

Many years ago we had a beautiful Golden Retriever named Copper. Sadly, Copper passed away, taking a little piece of our hearts with him.

Well, Amanda's been nagging us to death asking for a playmate for Fred for a while now, a dog she can "call her own". As any parent can attest to when being hounded (no pun intended) for a pet, she's promised to bathe, feed, care for and do all the stuff that pretty much is work when it comes to having a pet.

We finally gave in and found this precious boy!


Meet Otis!

Otis will be 4 years old next month and was in foster care, rescued from a bad situation. He has lived most of his life chained to a tree with no shelter. When he was given up, he was nearly 35 lbs. underweight and covered in ticks, fleas and tested positive for heartworms, which he is being treated for now.


To say that Otis is sweet and loving is an understatement.


He loves being pet, snuggled and kissed.


He loves his new family, his siblings and has even won over the heart of his grumpy 4-legged brother.

And us? We are completely smitten with this gorgeous boy and so thankful for the many, many years we plan on loving on him.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

YOU have the power!

Having had a precious nephew with Down Syndrome, this cause is very near and dear to my heart. You have the power to bring in $50,000 to help Buddy Cruises produce a documentary that will promote acceptance and awareness to Down Syndrome.

All you have to do is click HERE and vote...and vote...and vote!

You can vote daily and voting ends Feb. 28. Right now they are ranked at #17.

So, what'cha still doing here? Click on the link above. Vote and help spread the word for these precious kids!


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