We interrupt our regularly scheduled Barking from the Bayou Tuesday post for this update from our Weather Lab, Paisley.
Paisley: “Hey y’all! When I said that we might get some winter precipitation here on the bayou, I’ll admit that I was skeptical. I’d heard that we just don’t get much of a winter here and since it is my first winter ever, I believed it. Boy howdy, was I surprised when I went outdoors this morning and the ground was covered in tiny pieces of ice called sleet. They have closed down schools, offices, and many of our roads. The warning is that if you don’t have to leave your house, then stay inside where it is warm.
Please bring your dogs and cats inside the house too. If you absolutely cannot bring them indoors, make sure they have a warm dry place to stay out of the elements. Keep their house off the frozen ground and make sure there are blankets, towels, or even hay so they can stay warm. Put some type of covering over their door to block the wind, but make sure they can still get out if they have to go the bathroom, etc. According to my calculations, we are expecting another wave of winter mess through Wednesday. Bundle up and snuggle up! This is Paisley, your BFTB Weather lab. I now return you to your regular post.”
Many of you have heard the sayings; “Good guys finish last.” “Bad things happen to good people.” “Into each life a little rain must fall.” Well, you get the idea. It sometimes seems that life can be very unfair. Such is the case of one of my favorite 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations. An Act of Dog and the Museum of Compassion has been covered here and in countless other magazines, newspapers, video, and even a PBS segment. Tragically, with only a handful of paintings left before reaching his goal of 5,500 portraits last week’s snowstorm caused incredible damage.
|This is Katrina. Wasn't she lovely?|
Mark Barone and Marina walked into their building on Tuesday morning to find the little leaks and drips they’d been dealing with had increased. As the Louisville snow began to melt, the small leaks grew and ruined twenty shelves of paintings that were stacked five high. Now, instead of the final five portraits that Mark was going to wait and paint to complete his goal for a PBS documentary, he is faced with repainting the 1,000 that were ruined.
What can you do to help? You can order one of their nightlights. I am the proud owner of Katrina who lost her life because the shelter that she was in needed space. Her smile lights up my living room and it drives my desire to speak out on the need to make no-kill shelters nationwide. If you’d like to light up your life and help a wonderful cause, please visit here and select your remembrance rescue. All the lights have a story and a beautiful soul to share. They are only $38 and tax deductible. Visit their Facebook to show support.
Our Tuesdays are special, because we join Dogs ‘n Pawz and Talking Dogs as they host Tuesday’s Tails. This blog hop features shelter pets from around the globe that need forever homes. Please visit and share these deserving dogs and cats on social media. These sweet dogs are available through the Humane Society of NW LA.
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