Dec 19, 2011

We'll Never Forget

A BIG Blogville
to everyone out dere!

Today me is busy wit me Christmas shoppin so me is gonna let Da Momma do mee postee since her has been slackin' off  busy herselfs lately.

Here be MEE so ya'll remembers what me looks like

Thank you, Amber, for giving me this honor to borrow your blog today...

As most of us already know, Blogville has been grieving this weekend over the tragic events in Houston early on Friday morning.  Amber had a couple of posts ready to go, but her and I discussed it and decided to post this instead.

Once again Blogville has come together as one to offer support and a shoulder to cry on (as I'm sure all of us have shed tears this weekend).  And I also know that all of us have given our furbabies lots of extra love and hugs this weekend too.  It's also made many of us slow down and realize that anything can happen without warning so we must live every day as if it were our last. 
(Thank you, Momma Tea, for the beautiful tribute photo)

Yes, my friends...Blogville has come together in the traditional Blogville way.  The "Chip In" fund has far surpassed its goal and money is still pouring in from around the world.  I'm adding the Chip-In link to my sidebar as it will be open until February 15.

"What's Her Name", (our very own Agnes from Dachies With Moxie) will be making a quilt including real pieces of Blogville that our friends will be sending in.  We know first hand how beautiful her work is since Amber was the first recipient of a "Agnes Original" placemat.  Agnes, I hope you can make a quilt as big as a football field.

Frankie had a very good post yesterday with all the information on the different things Blogville is doing for Sandra and the Houston Pittie Pack.
Please Click
to visit Frankie's post from yesterday.

In summary, the world will go on and Blogville will go on, but Sandra's world has come to a grinding halt, suspended in animation, as I'm sure she's re-living that horrible night over and over again as we all would if it happened to us.  But this will pass with time and only the good memories will remain.

Blogville is here for you Sandra whenever you need us.

On a different topic....
Remember Bailey, the little Santa Paw's helper who was in the Photo Contest on Facebook?
I'm happy to announce that Bailey came in 2nd when the contest ended.  Again...THANK YOU to all of you who cast a vote for Bailey on Facebook.
Finally, I would like to leave you with this video that a friend sent me this morning.  Seeing it made me remember that Shelby from the Pittie Pack was a rescue dog found in a Walmart parking lot near death and then given a beautiful, happy, full life by Sandra and the Pittie Pack.

Enjoy the video of
and remember all the beautiful animals in shelters and rescue organizations waiting for their forever homes.  We also remember those still on the streets waiting to be rescued.  Our Christmas wish would be to bring as many of these furbabies to their forever homes in time for the holidays.

Thank you for letting me take Amber's place today.  She'll be back again later this week unless she runs up my charge account and I have to put her into a "Time Out" for about 10 years!

Happy "Last Week Before Christmas" to all of you!

With Love,
(Amber's Mom)



HoundDogMom said...

Very nice post. We to have been working on all our Christmas posts but with all that has happened it just didn't seem like a good time. We hope to get posts up later today. We are still in shock with what happened to the Houston Pittie Pack, I can't even imagine what Sandra has been going through. Bless her heart. So amazing to see what blogville has done to try to help ease her pain a little. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

P.S...We got your Christmas Card and we had no idea your house was that busy. :)

Scooter said...

Wow, what a sweet post. I agree ...Blogville is the most amazing community ever. Mayzie's Chip In, Pip and Coco's CommentAThon, Frankie's info for mailing, Dachsies With Moxie's Memory Quilt, Zona's car seat auction and on, and on, and on. What a wonderful outpouring of support.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Beans4Biscuits said...

What a great post and video!

We are so saddened by the tragedy at Houston Pittie Pack. We just visited them for the 1st time and learned in only a few posts how devoted Sandra is to all of her fur-kids.

Hope Amber doesn't spend all your money (none of us could be trusted not to)!

Happy Holidays
Sugar the Who

Old Kitty said...

Me and Charlie are weeping watching Cora's rescue! Eldad is a great guy! What a wonderful person rescuing in the gentlest and most patient of ways all these poor animals. Sweet Cora - she's safe now.

We are so so so so so so sad for the Pittie Pack. What a most awful tragedy. Take care

Anonymous said...

Hey Amber, spend carefully!

I loved your beautiful tribute to the Pitti Pack. The video was pawsome!

woos, Tessa

Coco Bean - The Princess said...

My sisters and i would like to send you my sincere gratitude for helping support the HPP.

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,
Your new Friends - Coco The Princess, Lady Godiva & Truffle too

My Mind's Eye said...

Amber thank you for letting your sweet Mom post this beautiful message today. Hugs to you all...blogville is truly an amazing place.
Hugs and purrs
Mom and Madi your BFFF

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post. So sorry to hear about the Houston Pittie Pack. We didn't know them, but had heard of Shelby's story.


We gave you an award on our blog today if you want it!

Elyse and Riley

3 doxies said...

Amber, I has an idea...why don't you come picks me up and we'll run your mom's card up really shouldn't be alone.


Bobbie said...

Oh my... I can't stop crying. That video was awesome! My heart is breaking for Sandra and I just can't imagine the pain she is going through... What a beautiful tribute, Linda.

Let's see... Puddles and Amber on a shopping spree with your charge card..?? That could be interesting...

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Amber + Puddles + Plastic = Disaster

Just Kiddin girrrrrrl...

I can NOT believe you let your mom NEAR your blog... YOU are really BRAVE... BUTT I gotta say that SHE did a FANGtastic job!!! It must make you very VERY much Proud of her. GOSH.. I didn't know moms could handle anythingy more complicated than a Can Opener...

Golden Daily Scoop said...

What a sweet post, our hearts go out to them!

K9 Katastrophie said...

That video is heart wrenching. Poor Little Cora. I am glad she is in good hands now. thanks for sharing.


Suka said...

It is truly heartwarming to see how blogville has come together for the Pittie Pack. I am sure the outpouring of love and caring and generosity is helping to make their situation better, and helps them to realize they don't have to endure their hardship alone.

The video was a tear-jerker! Sweet, sweet Cora. Paws crossed she finds a wonderful and loving forever home soon.

Amber, don't spend too much! Except, of course, if you are buying meaty bones for all your blogville friends! ;->


White Dog Blog said...

May Cora find a Christmas Miracle in a forever home waiting to give her the love, safety and nurturing she deserves.

The quilt is such a beautiful idea. The WDA is sending a square from the Puppy Up Walk to End Cancer bandana they wore.

I am so proud to be a part of this amazing community.

Shane Kent Louis said...

That was a very sweet post for us Amber! thanks for your gratitude to share this for us. We love you amber!

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The Daily Pip said...

What a beautiful video. Sure hope she finds a forever home soon.

Your pal, Pip

Jans Funny Farm said...

Amber, behave yourself! We don't want you to spend 10 years in timeout.

Everyone has had a hard time taking in what happened to Sandra's family.

Dachshund Nola said...

That video made mom cry so sweet
Dachshund Nola

Scrappy Angel said...

Well said, Mama to Amber!

I am really new to this BlogWorld but it sure is a great place!

bichonpawz said...

Beautiful tribute...I'm so glad that people in Blogland have come together to help Sandra and her family.

Brian's Home Blog said...

We are so sad for the loss that Sandra suffered but are delighted that everyone came together to help and offer support.

Bailey Be Good! said...

Woofs & hugs for a wonderful Tuesday!

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Remington said...

Great post, my friend! That is so sad....

Just Jess for now said...

Beautifully put. Blogville has some pretty amazing people, both furry and non. :)
PS: Linda, Baloo asks that his wishes for Amber to have a merry Christmas be passed along and that he may be waiting under a mistletoe somewhere in the frozen North of Ontario, dreaming of his sweetie. :)

Elaine Pritchard said...

Good post - well said.

Life does go on - but we mustn't forget and we won't.

Love and licks, Winnie

Peggy Frezon said...

What a beautiful video. sniff sniff.

Marg said...

WE were so sad about the horrible fire. We are also so excited to see how much everyone has pitched in to help the family. We were glad to see that Baily came in second. That is great. We also wish you some very Happy Holidays.

Takie said...
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Takie said...

That was a very sweet post for us Amber! thanks for sharing you so gratitude to share this for us. We love you amber!

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