Posts Tagged ‘Bradyn’

4 Paws for Ability

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

As of November 22, 2010, $4667.00 has been raised for Bradyn’s service dog from 4 Paws for Ability.  You all are so generous!!  Money will continue to be raised through the remainder of 2010.  The goal is to have thirteen thousand dollars raised for 4 Paws for Ability in Bradyn’s name.

Some of you have asked (and I wondered too) how does our financial support help a puppy who will be a service dog? I wrote to 4 Paws for Ability, and the executive director, Karen Shirk, immediately returned my e-mail with very detailed information and a big “THANK YOU” from 4 Paws for Ability for all of us for helping their group and supporting Bradyn.

Thank YOU Karen!

We think you and your group are wonderful!

Here is the breakdown of what goes into supporting the care of a service dog in training…

Professional Training – Each dog has at least 500 hours of training and socialization!

Veterinary care – I know, I know, it can be expensive!  But SO worth it!  (C’mon, say it!)

* Dog care * Dog supplies * Equipment * Training supplies * Treats * Toys * Operational expenses *

All of the other “miscellaneous” things our “everyday” pet dogs also need

If you would like to donate for Braydn, click HERE. That will take you to the first Blogathon post on Pawcurious where you can donate directly through “Chip In” (which works with PayPal) or directly to 4 Paws for Ability.

A Puppy for Bradyn ♥

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Blogathon 2010 this past weekend!  You are awesome!

Bradyn is a four-year-old boy with epilepsy.  His Mom, Elizabeth, is raising money for 4 Paws for Ability so Bradyn can have a service dog.  Donations for the training of Bradyn’s service dog are being accepted until the end of the year!  So if the day was as much a blur for you as it was for me, or if it went right by you entirely, take heart!  You have not missed a thing!

Dr. V at Pawcurious headed a huge fundraiser over this past weekend (Blogathon 2010) in which we all posted one blog an hour for twenty-four hours to raise money for Braydn’s puppy (half of us) as well as other awesome charities and causes (the other half!)

If you would like to donate for Braydn, click HERE. That will take you to the first Blogathon post on Pawcurious where you can donate directly through “Chip In” (which works with PayPal) or directly to 4 Paws for Ability.

After that, check out all of the great Blogathon posts from this past weekend.  Donating will take a second.  Reading through all the great material is gonna take you months!

(YAY!  I got the turtle painting painted and auctioned by BZTAT!)

THANK YOU!

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, here’s a quick, off the top of my head…

“Thanks for These Guys, God” List

my family

my friends

everyone I got to blog with this past weekend

everyone who participated and is still participating

and most of all…I am grateful for

the incredible overlap in my life of these categories of Awesomeness