Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Charity Focus

Now that Peppy's had his surgery and recovered, I've been casting about for a good use for the funds his shop generates. For a while, 10% of the proceeds were going to "Penny's from Heaven" which helped train/place therapy dogs with returning veterans suffering from PTSD. However, that organization seems to have dissolved, and I wanted to do something a little more local.

I'm happy to announce I've found a great pet rescue group that specializes in re-homing pomeranians and other small breed dogs.  It's called Displaced Pets Rescue and it serves northwest Oregon and all of Washington.

Here's the little fellow I want to help first:
   This is Teddy! Isn't he a cutie?

 Teddy is a 5-year old cream parti-color pomeranian whose original owner was living with him in a car due to a hoarding situation. The owner died, and Teddy needs a proper home--you know, one with a house to live in and a good fenced yard!  You can check out his profile at:


Pet adoption fees are pricey here in Washington state, and for that reason, it can be tough to find homes for displaced pets. Seniors, in particular, benefit so much from having small dogs, but often cannot afford the $300 fee up front. That's where you come in!  20% of all sales are being donated to Teddy's adoption fee account until such time as he is adopted or the $300 fee is accumulated.  Won't you help Peppy help Teddy?

I know what a tremendous blessing my dogs are to me.  I thank God for them every day--actually, several times a day!  I'd like to help someone else experience this very special bond.

I hope you'll pass the word, and thanks for your support!


  1. :) YAY!
    Im glad your helping animals you are such a sweetheart!

    Teddy is so cute!

    There needs to be more people like you.

  2. Oh, dear, Vanessa! Perish the thought! More people like me, bumbling around and creating mayhem wherever I tread, it seems. But I appreciate the thought, all the same!