Many of my loyal readers may have noticed that I haven’t been writing much lately. This is because I recently lost a part of my family. Baby Nugget, my cat sadly is no longer with us. I was lucky to have her in my life to brighten my days.
Baby Nugget became part of my family when she was adopted from the Animal Humane Society. She was perfect for my home because she was independent and like to snuggle. She was a senior cat and even though she was a little bit slower than a kitten she was still ready to come and snuggle whenever I came home. Her favorite show to watch was Maury.
Baby Nugget’s favorite meal was fresh salmon. Her personality of of external indifference was merely a cover for her warm cuddly soft true colors. She would accompany me to cat film festivals, picnics in the park, and keep me company during flu season.
When I first brought Nugget home we brought her in for a check up at the Lyndale Animal Hospital. We went in on a weekend and met Dr. Koppy. Who did a short check up and talked to me about her care.
Dr. Koppy was also very helpful in treating Baby Nugget during her end of life and helping our family make decisions regarding our pets care. I cannot thank all of the staff at Lyndale Animal Hospital for all their help during this hard time.
The care, compassion, and empathy the entire staff showed during my time of need was truly appreciated. Whenever Baby Nugget was brought in the staff always treated her as family member, because that is what she was to me.
Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the entire year. It is Give to the Max day! Last year with the help of Kare 11, I was able to give $1,000 to one of my favorite programs in the Twin Cities.
Whatever your favorite non-profit might be, tomorrow would be a great day to make a donation to them. You can give as little as 10 dollars and 100% of it will go to your selected charity or non-profit.
The reason why you need to give during Give to the Max day is because every hour there is one Golden Ticket up for grabs. One person who makes a donation each hour will be granted an extra $1,000. One lucky donor chosen at 11:59 PM will also receive an additional donation of $10,000. There are also bonus funds available to organizations that collect the most donations, no matter if they are $10 donations or $5,000 donations.
Here are a few local places that I think deserve your donations:
The College of Saint Benedict (or your local College or School)
Minneapolis Institute of Arts – They want to buy LED lighting for their galleries that will save them as much as $117,000 a year.
Make sure that you look up your favorite non-profits HERE and donate during Give to the Max day.
because giving feels good
Look at that face, how can you say no to a face like that? The Animal Humane Society is hosting the Walk for Animals on May 5th, 2012 in Golden Valley from 8:30-2:00. They are trying to raise money to support their programs.
I fully support the Animal Humane Society because I have used their resources on many occasions. I recently adopted a cat from the Golden Valley Humane Society and was amazed at how wonderful the process was. With the help of someone volunteering, we made the decision of what type of cat we wanted to bring into our family and we adopted our cat Nugget. Her favorite activity is sleeping.
The Animal Humane Society takes in animals that otherwise would have no where else to go an tries to find them new homes. My cat lost her home due to the death of her owner. They provide housing, food, and any medical attention the animal might need.
Another important program that the Animal Humane Society funds is Classroom Visits. They do outreach in schools teaching students what animals need, the cost of having an animal, how to take care of an animal, and the obligations you have when you get a pet. Along with many other topics that teachers can choose from.
Animal Humane Society offers spays and neutering services at a low cost with their kindest cut program to control the pet population. They also offer classes, boarding, and advice if you are having trouble with a current pet.
They would love for you to get involved by starting a team or registering as an individual to raise money for the walk and to just participate in this day with them. You can also make a donation if you cannot make it to the walk.
Click HERE for more information.
Because you should help animals in need.