Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 163- National Disaster Search Dog Foundation and Stand-up Guys

It's Puppy's choice time again!  I so enjoyed a walk with him on this day last year, which means he gets to choose another charity.  Believe me, he's totally excited.

General chose the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation for today's donation.  He likes dog things and helping people.  He figured this would be a good way to combine a few of his interests.  In all seriousness, though, this is a wonderful organization. 

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) was founded in 1996. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. We offer the professionally trained canines and an ongoing training program at no cost to fire departments. And we ensure lifetime care for every dog in our program: once rescued, these dogs never need to be rescued again.

This is also a timely donation, as teams of these dogs are currently deployed in Joplin, MO, to help out.

http://www.searchdogfoundation.org/98/html/index.html

*If you go to the website, you can meet all of the search dogs.  It's really cute, and General and I have decided that we'd really like to be friends with them.  Maybe we can be penpals once they receive our donation.
**Ok, it gets even cuter once you donate.  A little video comes up of a dog, and he barks.  This is translated to "Thanks for being a part of the search!"  Love it.

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What started out as a fun little group date to see The Hangover 2 tonight ended in a police report.  I'll spare you the details because it wasn't pretty or positive.  There was some positivity to come out of the situation, though.  I was extremely proud of the way my husband and our friends handled themselves.  They were truly gentlemen, even in the most difficult of situations.  They stood up for their friends.  They chose the high road.  They really are stand-up guys.

I am blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people with such gigantic hearts.

Thank you, stand-up guys, you made my day.

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