Thursday, November 29, 2007
This week the Monster Fan of the Week has temporarily been changed to Fans of the Week.
Who could have known that watching Jericho, joining in the Save Jericho campaign could bring angels into my life? It is truly overwhelming.
If you've missed the story about my beloved dog, Boo, you can find it here.
Boo is safe because some fine Jericho fans felt compassion, generosity, and love. They are the Fans of The Week for their role in helping me and saving Boo.
They each know what they have done so I won't list everything. I can only offer my undying gratitude and my thanks. To the anonymous donors:I am grateful and deeply touched by your generosity.
The Fans of The Week are:
Kestral-I love you
Maybei-I love you
Terocious-I love this fine man
Briarpatch-I love you
Lisibee-I love you
DBalcer-I love you
K4ist-I love you
Flutterby-I love you
Welcome2CHO-I love you
To anybody I missed I apologize. I love all of you too.
Thanks to all of you my Boo will be fostered in Kestral's loving home tomorrow night. She'll return to me when I'm able to get a place for her.
Who knew these Jericho fans were Angels too?
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I have decided to wait until Monday to go back to my regular blogging. My real life circumstances have been taking all my time and I can't work on the blogs right now.
I am speaking of the campaign to save my dog Boo.
The good news is that, once again, some kind, compassionate Jericho fans banded together and worked with me on a solution. The best news is that Boo has been saved. She has a new foster home and will be going there on Sat.
There is still work to be done so we will continue. I will post daily updates.
Thank you all.
Monday, November 26, 2007
A wonderful Jericho fan has agreed to foster my dog until I can work my situation out to get her back. We are in the process of working out transport from here in Alabama to her home in Indiana.
At this time it appears we need to send her by air. We've had several donations and I thank those donors with all my heart.
If you know of anyone who does transports or if you would like to donate it would be most appreciated. We don't have much time.
You will find a donation button on the right side of the page at:
Thank you all.
This picture is of my beloved Boo. I am desperate and begging for your help. Especially if you live in the North Alabama area.
Boo is an 11 month old mixed Labrador Retriever/Beagle that I cannot keep and cannot find a home for.
She is currently at a shelter here. They are a good organization and they have listed her at Petfinder and they have put ads in the local paper. No success so far.
I will have to pick her up this weekend if she is not adopted by then and I have nowhere to take her. She is a good dog and loves people and children. She has always lived inside.
If anyone can direct 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.
You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance.
Sunday is my off day so I don't publish my blogs. However, I've decided to feature some of my favorite, non-Jericho blogs today. I hope you'll pay them a visit.
Part time model and a full time webmistress from Southern California! Sasha's blog:
Gadgets News-she has gadgets you won't believe!
"Sharing a passion for our planet earth and all living things."
Eye of the Dolphin
"Pastry arts graduate shares her personal stories, five careers, love of movies, music, art and television, her critiques, and opinions of the world at large."
Beautiful blog by Theresa. Eat something before you read!
"A discussion about the popular friends with benefits trend."
"Kevin writes one of the most popular humor blogs on myspace.com, this is his off myspace blog, updated monday through friday with an off beat look at pop culture" and more.
All these blogs and more can be found at BlogCatalog.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
This is an article that came out in Oct. but I missed it. It's still relevant so I wanted to post it.
"We've all heard the stereotypes and the tired cliches. If you're a fan and other people know about it, someone had told you to "Get a life," per William Shatner. The person probably even thought it was funny, because as my dad would say, there's always someone who'd laugh at a rubber crutch, too. The truth is, we do have lives. We have jobs and classes and families and pets as well as our fandom-related hobbies. What's more, because fandom acts as a large, loosely-knit community, we can spread information and gather help with just a quick post or email, and when that particular power is turned towards helping others, we bring out something else the get-a-lifers don't see: fandom's unlimited capacity for giving.
Shelters are popular recipients for fannish charity funds. Over Labor Day weekend, a Supernatural fan-run group called Fandom Rocks raised over $1,000 for the Lawrence Community Shelter, a homeless shelter in Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence is the hometown of the Winchester brothers, so naming a charity in that city seemed fitting. Fandom Rocks raised another $1,000 for SOS Children's Villages, a non-governmental organization that operates in over one hundred countries providing assistance and resources to children and families in poverty and in the wake of humanitarian and natural disasters.
So the next time your pet mundane is laughing at your online habits and telling you to get a life, feel free to tell him or her that you and your fandom friends gave your time and energy to raise money for people in need, and that you had a great time doing it. If they're still laughing, hit 'em with the rubber crutch."