Preparing for a long, difficult summer, these are some specific things we really need at the Rescue Ranch. Of course, “Everything Dog” is always welcome but these things are favorites or special requests or things that the dogs just can’t “live” without! (Dingo Ringos, too! from petmountain.com)
Amazon, Chewy.com, petmountain.com have the best prices–highlighted boxes are best deals/prices on amazon. (Be careful on amazon when choosing an option–some of the vendors offer bundles that cost considerably more if you don’t do the math ahead of time.) The prices below are the best options.
1. Treats (some beloved examples)
Good ‘n’ Fun Triple Flavor Kabobs
Smart Bones Stuffed Twistz (Pork/Beef and Peanut Butter)
Peanut Butter filled Sticks
(Good ‘n’ Fun or flavored knot bones (Petco or Petsmart) or Rawhide large rolls (Sam’s Club) at least Four inches to 8 inches/12 “big dog” bones needed each time.)
2. Gift Cards/e-credits: Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, generic Visa (helps with medications and vet bills), amazon.com e-credits, HEB, Petsmart and Petco–and any gift cards that you are not using–we’ll find a way to use them to benefit the RR dogs! (Note: Even if you have used part of one, just write the balance on the back or tape a piece of paper on it with the remaining balance.)
There is also a GoFundMe associated with this page on which gifts can be used on medication or whatever the dogs need.
Please care and help as you can. Your life will be better for it.
Blessing others is actually an opportunity to bless our own lives.
Not matter how hard life has become, we made a promise that the dogs at the RR will always have a home until God calls. While we can’t take in any other dogs right now except for a temporary hold or if found to find their owners, we still have our hands full.
Maybe sometime in the future, I’ll be able to take in mama dogs again needing to birth their pups (as long as the vet or rescue signs a contract to take them back when they are weaned!) or some animals that need hospice or help transitioning but I right now I need to take a break from taking in new dogs while I take care of Someone. I still help other dogs and their people by consulting on cases all over the country–gratis. Helping animals to me is a profound honor.
Thanks for caring. Especially for caring.
1. Anything e- including amazon credit and online gift card credits should go to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Mail and packages go to:
4057 Riley Fuzzel Road
Spring, TX 77386
Note: Chewy and other vendors do not include any notice of who sent the RR a surprise. Please send a separate email–and don’t be embarrassed please–to let us know that you are the angel who is blessing the dogs. Please email: email@example.com
For more on Father Leo Clifford OFM’s (1922-2012) series “Reflections,” you can see his ten minute very simple but profound spiritual insights on YouTube or you can buy one or more of his books or DVD’s on amazon.
“An Angel came to visit a petulant child of God. ‘When must I stop giving?’ he asked. The Angel said, ‘Living is Giving and Giving is Living. You must keep giving as long as God is giving to you.” *
Fr. Leo Clifford, OFM
(*Parapharased due to a slow transcriptionist–me!)
Happy, beautiful, James, brother of Gracie, is showing off his beautiful reflective collar that his Angel sponsored. Both he and Gracie are difficult to see at night and so both were graced with them–but in different colors!
Half the size of Jamesie, Someone calls Miss Gracie a perpetual motion machine! It is almost impossible to get a pic of her standing still and as dusk approaches, it is getting harder to even get even a clear-ish pic of her in motion!
This week, in an effect to put ointment on her ear (it looked like she may have a little cut), she rolled over and to my dismay, she has a large hard mammary swelling. She is on antibiotics to see if it is an infection and if it doesn’t respond, it will need to be biopsied Please put her on your prayer list. I will write more about Gracie’s story separately once I have more information.
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