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25 Days of Giving: The First Few Days

I am going to be honest. November 30th felt like Christmas Eve for me. I was energized and excited about Tuesday, December 1st. Why you may ask? The answer is simple. December 1st started our annual Christmas giving event. December 1st means the 25 Days of Giving. We are now on the brink of Day… Continue reading 25 Days of Giving: The First Few Days

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Day 4: Help A Furry Friend

Day 4 of the 25 Days of Giving is complete. Today was Help A Furry Friend and we made a food donation to the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry. It is an organization that provides food to pet owners in an effort to keep pets at home where they belong. Pets are valuable members of… Continue reading Day 4: Help A Furry Friend

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Volunteering With One Of Our Favorites

We love the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry. It is one of the organizations that we serve with every year.  We love their mission. We love the cause. We love pets. We love the people. For the second year in a row, we volunteered at the annual Summer Pup-nic and Ice Cream Social. The Fort Wayne… Continue reading Volunteering With One Of Our Favorites

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Hope On The Farm

It was a beautiful evening in Northeast Indiana. The sun was shining.  The sounds of a tractor could be heard in the distance.  The smell of the old barn brought back memories from my childhood.  It was great to be on a farm, especially this particular one.  It is a special place.   A place of… Continue reading Hope On The Farm

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Day 18: Help A Furry Friend

The Brown family loves animals.  Pets have blessed our lives for many years.  Cats and dogs have long been a part of our family.  Currently, we have 2 rescued greyhounds and 1 Chia-rat.  We refer to them as our dogpound. The unconditional love they show during our daily puppy party makes even the toughest days… Continue reading Day 18: Help A Furry Friend

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A Summer Pup-nic

Ahhhhh, Summer!  Great food, sunny days, ice cream, picnics with family, and playing with your dogs in the park.  We love summer and this week's volunteer activity brought everything that we enjoy together at one time in one place. That place was Shoaff Park and the event was The Summer Pup-nic and Ice Cream Social… Continue reading A Summer Pup-nic

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Adopt, Do Not Shop

If you watch any TV at all, you are probably familiar with the ASPCA commercials.  You know them.  They are gut-wrenching commercials that feature the sad faces, the hopeless eyes, and the malnourished bodies of shelters animals.  In the background, singer Sarah Mclachlan sings a tune that bellows in the bottom of your soul. If… Continue reading Adopt, Do Not Shop

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Showing Love Through a Teddy Bear

Did you have a favorite teddy bear or other furry animal as a child?  A stuffed toy that you played with, told your secrets to, and snuggled with at bedtime?  If you are like me, and most, you did.  Your teddy bear was a friend that offered you a sense of security and a feeling… Continue reading Showing Love Through a Teddy Bear

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Greyhounds In The Park

We love animals, especially dogs.  Greyhounds are a favorite.  Greyhounds are a docile and easy-going breed of dog that make for great pets.  We should know, we have adopted three retired racing greyhounds into our family over the years.  Jag (racing name Jagged Puzzle) raced in Daytona, Florida before becoming a beloved member of our… Continue reading Greyhounds In The Park

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A Stranger, Teens, and The Zoo

Our journey continues and year 3 is underway.  It started the same way that year 2 of our project began, with a volunteer experience in an animal enrichment workshop.  The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is a non-profit that has the mission to connect children with animals while strengthening families and inspiring others to care.  It… Continue reading A Stranger, Teens, and The Zoo