Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What I'm Thankful For

So Thanksgiving is finally here! I am going to my grandparents house to celebrate my very first Happy Thanksgiving. It is hard to remember my life before I was rescued by D.R.N.A.

Since I got my new life things for me have been terrific. I am loved, well fed and healthy. I do not know who I am most thankful for...Katie Wehner,who networked so hard to find someone to pull me out of the shelter, Ms. Emily Fink who was my first foster after leaving the scary place, Ms. Barb and Mr. Doug Warner who fostered me once I was transported, my nice vet, Dr. McCrary who helped me heal from all of my sicknesses, or my parents who took one look at me and fell deeply in love.

I just know I am thankful for all of them and many more that I do not even know that helped me out along the way. Did you know God sent a horrible snow/ice storm on the day I was suppose to be PTS so that all the volunteers could have one more opportunity to get me? I am definitely thankful for that!

Now, I am a doxie advocate myself. I try hard to work with other doxies and humans to save the lives of other doggies who are in the situation I once found myself. I have made lots of friends doing this important work...friends I may not have met in canine but who I know share the same passions. I am thankful for each and every one of them because they are daily working so hard to make a difference. Some people save children from starving, some give shelter to the homeless, some build churches in far off lands and other comfort the lonely and sick. God sent me to help doggies who need a loving, safe home. We all have our place.

Sure...I would like to be a famous doxie model....who wouldn't, but if I can help just one dog, then I have succeeded in life. I am so thankful for all of you who have saved just one dog...because at one was ME! In honor of all of you I would like to share this video.

For Thanksgiving and the Christmas Season I challenge you to do what you can for doggies. My friend Wolter suggested that we all give something up for 1 month and use the money we save to give to animal rescue. I didn't really have anything to give up, so instead I decided to reward myself for every day that I went walking with my mom. I am paying myself $1.00 per day I walk which will equal $30.00 at the end of the month. If we all did something like this, think of the good we could do! 

I am sending my money to Bella's Fund. Bella's Fund is in honor of sweet Bella Goodin who passed away after being attacked by an off-leash dog. The purpose of the fund is to be able to provide medical care to doggies who need it and to help pull them out of shelters. You can find more information here. Bella's Fund

Please take time today to write down three things you are thankful for.
1. My furwends and family.
2. My honey Austino
3. Clothes that keep my heiney warm. :)

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving,


1 comment:

  1. Hi Karli! Happy Thanksgiving!
    I am thankful for:
    1. My family
    2. My home
    3. Always being loved
    Kisses and Tail Wags,
    Dachshund Nola


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