Saturday, 9 March 2013

Pennies, Gotcha Days & Elephants

Well, hello there! Spring is in the air and things are picking up around here. I've been kinda busy, kinda not busy.
First, I have to tell you about a little fundraiser. As you may know, the Canadian penny is no longer going to be used. They will be extinct in a little while. A nice lady contacted Momma a short time ago and said she wanted to help raise money for homeless animals by asking people to donate their pennies to Victoria Adoptables. She has raised quite a bit already and will be doing this for us until the end of June. Here is a picture of me with the cute cans she makes up for donations.

If you would like to donate the cans can be found at:

Island Pet Source (off Goldstream)
The Dog Bone (next to Starbucks on Jacklin)
EMCO Langford (on Henry Eng Industrial Way)
EMCO Victoria (550 Culduthel off Douglas)
Glenview Animal Hospital (3145 Jacklin)
VIBE Hair Studio (2849 Peatt Road)
The Liquor Depot (near Station House Pub, off Goldstream)

*All of these locations are in Victoria BC Canada

The next thing that happened was we celebrated Cracker's "Gotcha Day". Momma says that the day a foster dog moves in with their new family is called their "Gotcha Day". On Cracker's Gotcha Day I stayed home with a bone and talked to Mike while Cracker & Momma went out for the day.
When they came home he was really happy cause Momma took him to a place where he could roll in poo. He loves that! He stunk really bad and had to have a bath. He didn't like that. But, that night for dessert Momma made us a really special treat. It's chopped up bacon with grated cheese and peanut butter all mixed together.

It was soooo good! It sure didn't take us long to finish it!

And the biggest news? I have a new foster brother. His name is Lemoyian & he's an elephant!! Yup, I am now big sister to an elephant. Momma says I will never meet him, cause elephants can't live at our house. But we are fostering him for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Momma says this place saves orphaned elephants and rhinos in Africa and takes care of them until they are ready to go back to the wild (over 2 years in most cases). Every baby has a keeper that stays with them 24 hours a day while they are in the nursery. As they get older, they get moved to another area where they are adopted by the older elephants and live in a herd until they can be transitioned into the wild.
Elephants form very strong family bonds and a few have even come back to the rescue to visit and show off their new babies. In some cases, they have even come back looking for help if they become injured in the wild. Momma says it is a really amazing place.
Here is Lemoyain's picture.

Isn't he cute? He was rescued when he fell down a well.

Well, that's about all my big news for now. Keep waggin' your tails & we'll chat soon. Yip, yip!

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