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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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Day 24: A Neighborly Gift

Christmas Eve, Day 24 of our 25 Days of Giving, is a special day.  We celebrated by making some special deliveries to some very special people.  It has been said that good neighbors make great neighborhoods. We believe that statement to be 100% true.  We have been very blessed over the years to have great… Continue reading Day 24: A Neighborly Gift

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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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Day 8: Be A Good Neighbor

Good neighbors make great neighborhoods.  Today, as Day 8 of our 25 Days of Giving, we focused on trying to help in our neighborhood. We wanted to be good neighbors. We spent some time in the cold collecting trash, retrieving trash barrels from the street, and picking up dog manure.  Simple gestures of pride in… Continue reading Day 8: Be A Good Neighbor

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Day 7: Treat A Stranger

By now you have heard my powerful story about the life-changing cups of coffee. It is a story I tell often because it was an amazing moment in my life that I like to share.  It shows the impact a simple gesture can have on the life of another person.  Today, our task for Day… Continue reading Day 7: Treat A Stranger

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25 Days of Giving: 2013

It is hard to believe that it is the eleventh day of November.  The holiday season, our favorite time of the year, is vastly approaching.  Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and we give thanks daily for the blessings in our lives.  We truly have a lot for which to be thankful.  Thanksgiving also… Continue reading 25 Days of Giving: 2013

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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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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