Monday, December 17, 2007

Bloggers Unite: Acts Of Kindness

"On Monday, December 17th, post about some act of kindness you performed — making a donation, helping someone move, volunteering your time, or even something as simple as paying someone an unexpected compliment — and then share your story with a post, photo, or video on your blog."

"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."

— John Bunyon

This is a story about Kindness;the kindness of a remarkable group of people. I can never repay them for their kindness but I have no doubt they shall be rewarded. It began in May of this year when Jericho on CBS was cancelled.

Thousands of Jericho fans gathered to try to reverse the cancellation and we did. CBS renewed our show. During this time many friendships were born. I had no idea at the time that those very friendships would bring me a miracle when I most needed it.

Due to circumstances beyond my control I had to move. Unfortunately, my new landlady does not allow pets. I had found someone to keep my dog, Arabelle (Boo), so I completed my move. Less than two weeks later they changed their mind.

A friend's sister said she would take Boo. She took an inside dog and put her in a small outside pen and expected her to do fine. I grieved for Arabelle day and night. Then, the friend's sister called and gave me one day to find Boo a new home.

I can't tell you how hard I worked to try to find a home. No luck. My last resort was a shelter here where I live. They said they'd try to find someone to adopt Boo. If they couldn't find her a home I'd have to pick her up or leave her to very unpleasant consequences.

I knew I had to be prepared in case she wasn't adopted so I contacted everybody I could think of with no luck. I couldn't eat or sleep for worrying. I was desperate and begging for help.

I decided to post my plea on one of my blogs. I wrote: "If anyone can direct me to any resource I will be forever grateful. If you live in my area and could give her a foster home I can buy her food.
Ideas, resources, anything will be greatly appreciated."

To make a very long story short, some amazing Jericho fans and friends got together and raised enough money to provide transport for Boo to another Jericho friends' home in Indiana. Not just any transport but my friend's husband drove down here to Alabama to get my Boo and drove her to her new temporary home.

This was a miracle delivered by a group of Jericho Angels. I have never experienced such an outpouring of love and support. Kindness not only lives in these people;it is freely shared.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

This was one of those moments and these folks changed my life as well as Boo's.
That's why I now call them Boo's Angels.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful ending to what could have been a tragic story. It renews my faith in the human race.

Lisa McGlaun said...

What an angel your friend turned out to be! God Bless people like that. I'm so glad that Boo is safe and sound in a happy new home.


Jericho Saved said...

Thank you both for commenting. Angels and a miracle just in time for Christmas! Boo is very happy and I am a much kinder person today.

CyberCelt said...

Good bless you for not just abandoning Boo! I live in a college town and they students graduate and move away, leaving behind all sorts of pets.

Angels come in all sizes and shapes. They visit blogs, too.

maybei said...

Boo truly renewed my faith in people and in the Jericho fans. I was on the front lines of trying to help Boo with many IM windows open - folks asking what they could do, how could they help, how much more money did we need.

The outpouring of love for a fellow Jericho Ranger and concern for her dog was amazing.

Miracles do happen.

Jericho Saved said...

Cybercelt, thank you. I will never abandon Boo or any other pet.

Maybei, I love you. You worked so hard to make this miracle real. You own a huge piece of my heart. You are an amazing lady!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad Boo found a wonderful home!

Jericho Saved said...

Thank you. Boo is adjusting, gaining much needed weight, and having a good time. I miss her so much but am relieved that she's safe.