Oh Man This Is Getting To Long To Blog!

Oh boy have I ever opened a can of worms!

I started writing a comment to a couple of people who mentioned the antics that King gets involved with on the Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue site. www.turtlegardens.org

Lisa B. & Sharon in particular, but so many other people have commented on them as well.
(Read Sharons comments here) (Read Lisa’s comment here)
You’re right I do have a lot of fun playing with pictures. Thanks for enjoying them.

As everyone knows, being even remotely involved with any form of animal rescue can be very tearful at times. There are great highs when scared, cold, unloved animals finally unite with a caring family. Yet sometimes the sadness that happens can bring us down so low we need a little pick me up.

I was going to give examples in here of situations that bring us down. I realized I would be doing the very thing that evokes a light hearted post from King. We all know what those lows are, and the levels of intensity can vary, and are different for us all.

King, Molly and various TG Alumni writing a post, is a way to get a message across and still put smiles on faces. Really, we ALL know things are tuff in the real world of
Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue.
I’ve always wanted to do something to get actively involved with the well being of animals. Dogs always seemed my favourite. I know other animals, including cats (cover Kings ears here) are also at high risk for needing support as well.
My financial state does not allow me to give the one thing that would be the MOST beneficial for any animal rescue.

One of the skills I found that seem to work as a benefit for rescue, is my gift of the gab, creating situations, writing stories and manipulating photos. It allows me to believe, I’m in some way contributing in a positive way. I feel I am bringing a tiny piece of strength into the hearts of those who, so actively WORK their butts off physically.

I think I’m trying to help them KNOW what they are so endlessly, untiringly, ( is that a word) are doing, is so worthwhile. I appreciate all the endless days, sleepless nights and efforts they put in. They are the ones who make the lives of these tormented furry creatures less stressful. They rehabilitate, revitalize and rehome them. They help them to reconnect with the humans in our world who continue to truely care about them. They seek them out and place the newly lifted spirits back into a warm, gentle home. They give them the dignity and respect they deserve in their last days among mankind.

And so Yes, Thank you for acknowledging King’s antics and his messages as lifting your spirits. That is the intent.

Now, Please dig into your pockets and pull out all that loose change. Pop it into an envelope and send it to:

Dave & Yvette Labatte
20978 Severson Road
P.O 230 Topley, BC
V0J 2Y0
250-696-3188email turtlegardens@gmail.com

DONATE Online DIRECTLY To Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue

Oh Yea, and Tax Reciepts are given!
Oh and ANOTHER Oh Yea —–>>
Look what else you can do to help raise some funding for Turtle Gardens Spay/Neuter Program.
You can purchase these lovely ornaments. They’re each handpainted, 2″ eggshaped, wooden tree ornaments. Click Here – Tree Treasures Canada
These wooden ornaments are priced at $12.50 and $10.00 will continue to be donated to Turtle Gardens for each ornament sold.
Shipping charge is a flat $5.00 regardless of the size of your order.
That means for every 10 ornaments sold Turtle Gardens will recieve a $100.00 donation. So far there’s $180. in the Snowblower Fund. Before you know it the money will be raised! Let’s DO IT!

Turtle Gardens Logo Smiling Black & White Dog Whimsical Cat

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Winter is back!

Yes here it is again.  How many winters have past since I began this blog? hmm I’ll have to check. 

It’s -12 this morning. 4:30 am.  Nov. 24  Why am I up writing a post at that ungodly hour??  Yep Im still not sleeping through the night.  My sweet Landie is still sawing logs.  Mollydawg and King are cuddled warmly on their mats beside me.  They decided to accompany me into the living room while I try to occupy my time, and make myself tired enough and to fall back to sleep.

Speaking of how many posts I’ve written over  time, . . . You’ll notice I’m using the new WordPress format for my Myspace page.   At first I was annoyed and wanted my öld”page format, which in fact I had spent years developing it. I had finally figured out just how I thought it lookedbest. Then, BAM! along comes this new idea. 

Hmm, well, to be honest I’m getting the hang of it. I sorta did like the blog idea when I looked at everyone elses pages. So, now I have another blog instead of having to create a new page each time I want to add what we’ve  recently been up to.

Personally I know it’s going to be just as hard for me to keep up. I seem to be running out of time faster and faster each day.  Where have all the hours of the days gone??

Oh my. Stay tuned.

2008 Ends Soon

Here it is again. The day before the end of yet another year.  Yes, Its also Landie’s Birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY! I LOVE YOU.
I think Old Mr. Winter heard your wish for snow.    He’s been threatening all month to bring it to us. He waited untill today to bring us this lot.  Thank you baby, Molly and I love it.  Shame  you have to work in it though. lol I’m putting up another winter video on YouTube so be sure to go have a look at it..  Your favourite morning activity on your birthday.  Shovel that snow baby!    http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=Katogster 
Hugs to everyone. Have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR  http://www.katlan.ca/HappyNewYear.html

Xmas 07

Our Tree is up and a few prezzies are waiting. 
It’s snowing yet again today.
So far about another 4 inches over night.
Forecast calls for the next full week of snow.
The good thing about snow is the weather stays warm.
Only -4. Feels like Spring, ( Well. . .  sorta! )