Friday, April 20, 2012

Contest! - and animals

-- Quote of the Day --

“…An (animal rescue) hero to me is a volunteer who is using their precious time to save an animal… a person goes to the shelter and walk dogs as a volunteer, or they are out there feeding feral cats every day… or they transfer pets to one area or another, or make a donation like used towels to an animal rescue shelter… or a person who takes their furry family member to get spayed or neutered because they know that population control is important. …People can be what they call a part of the leg; they have organizations where they are looking for people along the way for transport… so it is kind of like passing along the baton, and they are always looking for people to drive an hour or more to be part of the journey (for the transport of the animal). …There are rescue centers pay for the costs of fostering, but a lot of centers have a limited budget and will only supply medical costs… however (in the US) foster parents can write off all the expenses and their mileage as a tax right off because it is for a non-profit.”

~ Glo Rod

* Excerpted from the Celebrating Animal Rescue Heroes episode of our radio show... check out the full discussion via the link below:

-- Contest -- 

 We are proud to participate in another blog hop  - Showers of Books contest is from April 20th to April 25th (midnight)

*visit the site below to find chances of winning hundreds of other prizes: 

Since April is Poetry Month, and we had such a long list of interested people in our last poetry contest - I've decided to offer a copy of Towards Understanding as our prize for this week's contest.

 I've posted a little information about the book below, and if you'd like to win a copy - simply enter a comment below on this post. Be sure to leave your email address in the post so we can contact the winner and arrange to send you an e-book version of Towards Understanding. 

* If you have difficulty leaving a comment you can email your entry to: ldbrummet(@)yahoo(dot)com

Towards Understanding
A Collection of 125 poems written in chronological order - Beginning with her childhood trauma and leading into her journey of finding healing and self worth, the author takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions through verse. In a style reminiscent of an artist painting with colors she explores various poem-structures - uncommon amongst modern poets.
Learn more about the book: 
Excerpt from the book:

I grieve for this world, as it fights its wars;
Where humans, all slam their doors;
Here, people starve, knowing only pain...
While others, rich, stake out their claims.
Sad to see...such emptiness I feel.
This world can't last forever;
Life's just a one-time deal.
Man - thinking ourselves unbeatable,
Tried to conquer with knowledge we lacked.
Now, so far destroyed, earth takes her final stance,
While we pray for just one second chance.
We watch, knowing what our children will see.
Helpless, we can't undo this awful disease.
So watch, my people, my educated men...
Just watch your ancestor's victory descend,
While you sit at your desks & thunder your speeches...
Cry, for your child's child will live to die,
Because of educated men...educated to lie.

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  1. Truly remarkable job & they are helping creatures who cannot express themselves.

    1. Thanks Pet Lover for the awesome comment - if you want to enter our contest, though, I'll need your email address.

  2. The main reason I began using social media is to keep in touch with fellow rescue workers. Now I have rescue friends all over the world.
    I enjoy hearing their stories, even though many bring tears.

    1. Yes, it is so very inspiring to hear the heart-warming stories and to be reminded that there are others out there who really care, who are working hard to make the world a better place for the animals. If you want to enter our contest for a copy of my poetry book... I'll need your address though :)

  3. Thank you for the chance at this giveaway Gale

  4. The book sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.


  5. Congratulations to Gale Nelson who is the winner for the Showers of Books giveaway!
    We hope you'll have a chance to enter the contest going on this week too! :)



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