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Friday, August 1, 2008

Not much today, but at least I feel better

I still fee kinda "ooky", but I think I'm better than I was yesterday. And truthfully, by the time I got home (8:45pm) I seemed to be over the worst of it.

I finished the last of my custom order, all except for one more bracelet that isn't a huge rush, I don't think. I think I can do it in the coming fortnight. All I have left is to "meet up" with my client and give her this last pair of earrings.

Then I can get on with another custom order, much simpler, for an uber patient customer.

Oh, still need to do my write-up on "custom orders"… coming!

Good Stuff in Life
So, there was this animal shelter in Illinois that was getting inundated with animals and was completely out of dog food and resources. A plea went out across the nation, across the internet, and how's this for heartwarming:

BUTLER — After news of a critical pet food shortage at the DeKalb County Humane Shelter spread across the county, the state and the country earlier this week, the shelter began getting calls … and pet food …. and cash … and more pet food … and more cash … and promises of more to come.

“I have never, ever seen anything like this,” shelter manager Carol Mayberry said Thursday, standing amid towering bags of donated food in the shelter’s garage, which was empty just a few days earlier.

The shelter relies solely on donations when it comes to pet food, and shelter officials announced Wednesday that they were running critically low on food supplies.

“Adults, children, companies — everyone has been dropping off pet food,” Mayberry said.

Shelter staff members had yet to pick up the donated supplies of food at their two drop-off points, Auburn Hills Veterinary Clinic, 3120 C.R. 36, Auburn, and Pet Supplies Plus, 4714 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. Those pickups are scheduled for today.

One man from California, who is getting ready to move to Fort Wayne, saw a news story on the Internet and called Pet Supplies Plus, Mayberry said. Using a credit card, he purchased a large quantity of pet food for the DeKalb shelter.

A company south of Indianapolis also saw the story on the Internet and sent a large donation, Mayberry said.

“A person walked in and handed us ten $100 bills,” Mayberry said. “Others came in and said they had no extra money, but wanted to give what they could, and then handed us three, four, five dollars.”

Mayberry also related another heartwarming story.

Two young girls, about to celebrate their birthdays with parties, have asked their guests not to bring presents, but to bring supplies of pet food to donate to the shelter.

“It’s overwhelming,” Mayberry said. “I don’t know how we will ever thank everyone, but we will try.”

There was a man who had worked all his life, had saved all of his money, and was a real 'miser' when it came to his money.

Just before he died, he said to his wife... 'When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.'

And so he got his wife to promise him, with all of her heart, that when he died, she would put all of the money into the casket with him.

Well, he died. He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there - dressed in black, and her friend was sitting next to her.

When they finished the ceremony, and just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, 'Wait just a moment!'

She had a small metal box with her; she came over with the box and put it in the casket.

Then the undertakers locked the casket down and they rolled it away.

*So her friend said, 'Girl, I know you were not fool enough to put all that money in there with your husband.'

The loyal wife replied, 'Listen, I'm a Christian; I cannot go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put that money into the casket with him.'

'You mean to tell me you put that money in the casket with him!?!?!?'

"I wrote him a check... If he can cash it, then he can spend it."

Oh Man, I had so much more to say but today (and this coming weekend) are just FILLED to the brim… every single minute.

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