I also want to mention that when I announced I would be closing out the Chip-In a week early, I heard from a couple of folks who asked me to please keep it up as they were waiting on a payday and wanted to contribute. I wouldn’t dream of denying a request like that. So the Chip-In is still in place for those two friends - the drawing for names will be this coming weekend.
I’m still not quite ready to share my Christmas in October package. First I want to introduce you to a foster dog you haven’t met yet. She has actually been here for a couple of weeks. I didn’t know originally if she would stay very long because she almost had a home. As it turns out, she does not. So let me introduce you to Sassy. She is a sweet little beagle who was taken from really bad circumstances by a woman who originally thought she would try to keep her. However, that woman opted out and contacted my rescue friend Mere Lyn. Mere Lyn had no place for this little sweetie until she could try to get her on transport. And unfortunately, Sassy proved to be heartworm positive which means she had to go through the treatment before a rescue anywhere would take her. So my friend got her treated, and when Sassy left the clinic she came to stay with me. Mere Lyn is working hard to get Sassy into to rescue so that she has a chance at the good life. For now, she will reside here.
And finally - the details to support the title of this blog post. On Thursday afternoon, the UPS truck pulled into my driveway. I received a box. Patti, reader and supporter, had alerted me that she would be sending a scratching post to the cathouse cats because her cats did not care for it. I was worried about how much she might have to pay in shipping on something like that, but Patti said she wanted to do it and not to worry a bit about it. When I opened the box that the scratching post was in, there were additional items inside. Packages taped closed with names written in marker on each. I saw stuff for the cats, one labeled “cathouse decor”, even one with my name on it. But I got tears in my eyes when I saw that one was labeled - “Gandy.” My own little package had something in it that is almost as near and dear to my heart as are the very animals I rescue. CHOCOLATE. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story. In fact, this package was a wonderful excuse for me to get lots of pictures on the blog this morning. (Have you noticed I really like pictures of the animals here?)
Patti ~ THANK YOU.