Would you look at that? Just look at all of those Halloween decorations still filling up Thimble's prized library. It's over a week into the month of Thanksgiving, and there are still jack-o'-lanterns and ghosts everywhere around here!
Since we're already in the library, Thimble decided that the art we share today should be one of the mixed media bookmarks I've been working on. I'm one of those old school people who still highly prefers reading an actual, physical book. And so, I still use bookmarks every single day. That may or may not be why I find making them so much fun.
I drew this bookworm of a kitty on a piece of scrap paper with my beloved markers and paint pens, cut her out, backed her with an old book page, and then laminated her. I have a bunch of bookmarks like this in the works, because I've sort of become addicted to creating them. That, and ornaments. My floors are covered in scraps of paper and laminating sheets, in case your were wondering.
Now, Thimble has one more thing to say. Actually, she's letting me say it. Thank you, Thimble! I know that I can tend to get a bit long-winded sometimes, so I'll try to make this short and sweet.
Do you all remember my previous mentions of Hospice Hearts, the non-profit, volunteer-based, foster-based animal rescue group in my local area that works to adopt out the animals of those people who are elderly, whose health is failing, who are entering nursing homes or hospice care, or who are in some similar way no longer able to care for their pets?
Long story short, this rescue group, which my mother and I both admire and do our best to assist, is in desperate need of some extra donations at this time. Hospice Hearts is so incredible and dear to my heart because it especially caters to the intake and adopting out of furbabies who would otherwise likely not make it in the shelter system, such as the geriatric (like my angel Rosie) and those with special needs (like my boy Evan). As wonderful as this is, though, these special cases often take extra special care, which of course means extra costs. Hospice Hearts is dedicated to the work they do, though, and to the animals that need their help, so they are not losing hope.
That being said, to make an effort to build their funds back up so that they can continue their mission, Hospice Hearts reached out to its supporters and asked if they could find 50 volunteers to each individually try and raise $200 for the rescue group. My mother stepped up to participate in this, and I wish to help her.
So, if you have even a couple of dollars to spare, please consider donating to our beloved Hospice Hearts animal rescue group. My mother started a GoFundMe page to keep track of donations, all of which will then be directly transferred to Hospice Hearts. You can donate by clicking here.
As a token of gratitude on behalf of both Hospice Hearts and my mother, I will send a little piece of my mixed media art, much like the bookmark above, to anyone who makes a donation, no matter how big or small. If you do make a donation, please let me know either in a comment here or by email (email@example.com), and let me know if you are interested in receiving a bookmark, ornament, or refrigerator magnet created by me. If you do go this route, please also be sure to email your address to me, so that I can send your token of gratitude to you in the mail!
That all being said, though, please feel no obligation to donate. I know that the going is not always easy, and that money can be scarce. And there is absolutely no blame or shame in that. Even your purrs, barks, and prayers can help Hospice Hearts, and all animal shelters and rescue groups in need.
Thank you all for always hearing me out. All of us here appreciate any donations, purrs, barks, and prayers you can send the way of Hospice Hearts. We are so thankful for all of you in this wonderful community of bloggers, and we always appreciate you and all that you do! And that's why we're submitting our gratitude for all of you to Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop this week.
Purrs, barks, prayers, and thanks to all of our furiends and friends, today and every day!
Our Tip of the Day:
As I'm sure you all know, please always be cautious when using potentially dangerous devices and machines around your furbabies. Stoves, ovens, dryers, and washers are all common concerns that I know all of you are aware of. But, please also remember to consider your furbaby's safety around perhaps less common or less frequently considered items, such as hot irons, curling irons, blow dryers, hot glue guns, or laminating machines. Since our furbabies don't always know the potential dangers of our human devices and machines, we sometimes have to think ahead for them and help them stay out of trouble. If your furbaby is especially "helpful", perhaps consider keeping all potentially dangerous devices and work stations in areas that they cannot reach, especially when unsupervised. As this broken record has said before, better safe than sorry!