Monday, March 31, 2008

Got a dollar?

Hello all. I am fostering a dog we are trying to raise money for to get cataract surgery so he can see again. His name is Reggie. If you want to check him out, go to and look under the Indiana dogs. We have many other medical needs dogs and are doing a raffle to raise money. Anything we make above the cost of his surgery will go to the next dog in line for a surgery. We are making up some gift baskets, and they will contain a variety of things. I don't have the complete list yet, as people are still sending things to put in them and we have not received all the donations yet from stores and food places. But there will be a nice variety in each basket and each will be valued at $50 or more. We will be making up 3 baskets for sure, and possibly 5. So far we have donations from Bath and Body, Mary Kay, McDonalds, Home Depot, Red Lobster, dog supplies, coloring books and crayons for kids...we are trying to make them "family friendly." If you would like a ticket or tickets, they are a dollar each or 6 entries for $5. Email me privately and let me know how many you'd like. I can get them to you in person or via mail. Checks would need to be made out to MWBTR. Thanks so much.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mill Dogs

Cut and paste this into your browser for a tribute to mill dogs. I was at a Meet and Greet the other day and a gal in talking to me said, " I got a puppy from Petland, but she had papers so I know she's not a mill dog." I wanted to say "HELLO, yes she is honey." but she was a worker at the place we had our set up at and I don't need to make flack and get us kicked out. Listen to me: IF YOU BUY A DOG FROM A PET STORE, YOU ARE GETTING A PUPPY MILL DOG. And for those that try to "rescue" a dog by buying it from a pet store for every dog you purchase to "save" you are sending a hundred more through. Yes. That is true. Dogs are taken away from the mothers too soon, the littler they are the more "marketable" they are. they lose important social lessons that they get from the mother and also they usually end up with health problems. How to help this? Write Pet Land or any other store that sells dogs a letter. Ask them to stop. And make sure you do NOT ever buy food or anything from a store that sells dogs. And let them know you will not give them your dog food business until they stop selling. And tell this to everyone you know.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Gentle Instruction

I was reading thru a Bible study I have been working on for some time now, and something I read today really hit me. (pardon the pun...) It said, "God's teachers are not called to wield the Word of God like a baseball bat. The Sword of the Spirit is to injure Satan, not the body of Christ." Too many times, I have seen the church hurt each other while swinging that bat around. Folks, we've been popping each other upside the head for too long. The study today dealt with gentle instruction. Also talked about the difference between preaching and teaching. Preaching is for the lost, teaching is for the body of believers. Gently instructing and then doing what we learn we're supposed to be doing. Just some food for thought...

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Rally for Reggie

Hello all. I am fostering a little BT named Reggie. Reggie was found in Kokomo wandering the streets in the cold by a city worker and taken to the shelter.They called us and turned him over as unadoptable. He is only about 5 years old and has cataracts. It will only be a matter of time before little Reggie can no longer see. His vision is limited now. One of the other Indiana Coordinators and I are putting together some gift baskets to raffle off to raise money for Reggie's cataract surgery. We need about $2700 and we already have about $600 in donations for him. If you, or anyone you know, would be able to donate some items for us to put in the baskets we will raffle off, please let me know via direct email, mkpatty @ (no spaces of course) and I will get it from you. It can be gift cards to Pet Supplies Plus or PetSmart, CDs, DVDs, games, pet items such as sweaters, collars, chew bones, etc....anything at all. We are trying to put together "family style" baskets, as not all that will buy raffle tickets have pets. If you can donate anything to our baskets, or just want to make a donation for Reggie's surgery, please let me know and I'll email you privately and tell you how to do that. If I can get Day to help me post a pic, I'll put one up of Reggie. He is the sweetest boy. BTs live a long time, so we feel Reggie is young enough that if we can get his sight back before we adopt him out, that would be wonderful for him to see so he stops running into walls and things. Thanks so much for supporting this crazy dog lady and her mutts.