…Which of these things is not like the others?
Sometimes the degree of separation is smaller than you think.
ConneryBeagle has a Magic Hands friend. This quietly powerful massage therapist helps me keep him totally pulled together in spite of the damage from the early dog attacks, the damage from the early medications, and the damage from the more recent medications.
Along with a careful regimen of exercise, stretching, supplements, and few critical meds, our Magic Hands friend (Spirit Hands Massage) is making it possible for Connery to enjoy his new lower jump height at full joy ahead for as long as possible.
Our Magic Hands friend also plays the role of mom to two rescued wolf dogs. We won’t go into what I think about the practice of breeding wolf dogs–it’s not relevant. But it exists, and that means there are people who pick up the broken pieces. Not just for the wolf dogs, but for the full-bloods who have been captive, as well as other wild canids in the same situation.
We’re lucky enough to quietly hear about some of the doings at the sanctuary, through our friend. Certain really big elk bones that arrived here this winter headed off toward the wolf dogs, and I take elk meat treats into Magic Hands visits when I can. Visiting the sanctuary itself is high on the wish list (it’s not close enough for me and the Lyme to drive, so it’ll be a production. NM is a big state).
So all in all, I was really excited about this:
And I can’t stop myself from sharing, just in case you are, too! I already donated for my entries, and it was dead simple. With a donation* as modest as mine I won’t win, but…I will get a T-shirt, and I’ll be proud to wear it.
*The donations also go to the local Food Depot, another totally awesome organization. “The Food Depot provides food to 135 not-for-profit agencies including food pantries, meal programs, homeless shelters, youth programs, senior centers, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons. The food bank distributes an average of 400,000 pounds of food each month, providing more than 500,000 meals to the most vulnerable of our community – children, seniors, working families and those in ill health.”
In case you’re really impatient to join in, here’s the direct link to the donation page. Seriously. It’s so easy! And what a very, very cool thing for GRRM to do, don’t you think?