Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friday Free Fur All - SPECIAL EDITION...

Due to the importance of this post, I'm going to post it as soon as I'm finished pawing it...
After I decided to make donations to the pets impakhted by the fires Down Under, I had Mom write Opy and Charlie's nice mum. After all, she is the Khween of DWB-land and I felt we should ask her if it would be okay AND what group she would suggest since she's there.
Here is the response we got Thursday AM...we asked if we khould post it here and she said it would be okay:
Hey mate, Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you - as you know, things are pretty rough for us right now :( I went to a Community meeting last night that the Fire Brigade presented - and short of it was that we could find ourselves in real trouble Tues/Wed next week. The fire that is about 15km's from us is moving in a N/W direction - there is another huge fire up above that one. The wind on Tuesday is expected to turn around and hit from the North - this MAY join these two fires, and MAY bring them straight down through where we are :( We shall see - I don't want to be too hysterical about it all - trying to keep a calm head, but it is a little frightening.
So.....I am spending the next few days packing up some essentials - dog stuff, greg's computer stuff, clothes etc. Ready for next week - we will leave at the first sign of smoke - we am not equipped here to fight the fire, garden hoses will make no difference. Greg is due home late tomorrow night - so I will be very pleased to see him, that's for sure ! Thank you so much for thinking of us - and all the poor animals that are homeless/injured/displaced - it means so much.
I heard a story on the radio tonight that made me so sad - a lady who survived by sheltering in a wombat hole said that she can't get the noise of all the animals screaming as the fire came through out of her head. I just sat there and wept :( The RSPCA is the organisation that I would like to suggest - they are co-ordinating all the donations etc, and are a very reputable organisation and are doing a fantastic job. Their link is - Please prayer the weather is kind to us - we are at it's mercy at the moment :( Much love to you - and dear, sweet Khyra as well :)
love Brooke
Huffle and her people have given Charlie and Opy strikht orders to grab the stuff and get their peeps to them. They are about an hour away in the city of Melbourne. It is khurrently not endangered by the fires.
Two khwikhk things befur I hit the road and head to judge BIS at MANGO Minster 2009. I have the penthouse suite reserved at a Motel 6. They are pet furiendly and will pawmit me to bring my humom!
ANYWAY, since I'll be out of town until late Sunday, the official drawing results will be shared on MONDAY. Fur those that mentioned in their khomment (wondering if they were entered yet), if woo left a khomment, woo are entered!
AND I want to apoligise if I've been missing from some of your blogs. Like the judges that do BIS at WestNOTMANGOminster, I will have no idea the khontestants fur each group. SO, I've had Mom take a glance to see if I khan or khan't visit your blog!
Be khareful out is Friday The 13th...and there will be another one next month too!
PeeEssWoo: On a slightly cheerier note, please chekhk out Suzuki's blog fur a khool story about Sam The Koala.


The Daily Echo said...

The nightmare our poor friends - human and furry - in Australia are enduring breaks our hearts. We think about them often throughout the day. Thanks fur sharing that correspondence.

Isis said...

lots and lots to think about and reflect upon. We will be thinking of everyone and praying everything goes well.

Unknown said...

My how sad, all of our prayers go out to them I hope that all of God's creatures may find safety, even if it is in his arms.
God bless us everyone!
Kira, Scampi and Pamela

nl1990 said...

I think it's great what you and your mom are doing Khyra.

Also, in the shop at the Animal Rescue site, they have a donation button for $25 to go to efforts in Australia (I don't have the link handy, but you can find it if you are one to click for the animals every day)


The Thundering Herd said...

Our thoughts are with our friends down under. Though the Herd has not, our hu-dad has had the pleasure of working down there, so he has a special ache reading the Sydney Herald on-line everyday. Keep safe, our friends!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Thanks for sharing the letter Khyra, we hope and pray that they will all be ok. We've just been to Suzuki's blog and read about Sam, what a sweet story, aww :D But then we scrolled down and saw all the photos of the devastation and it's just so heartbreaking....everyone helping is doing the best they can and a great job, very brave people.
Slobbers xx

Unknown said...

I has a sad for the peeples in Australia. Mah hooman frend D.R. gived a donashun to the RSPCA to help them. Big hugs to all.

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We asked Momma to anticipate the amount of our non-belgian quarterly donation amount and have sent it flying off to help those down under.

Princess Eva

Jans Funny Farm said...

Thanks for the information, Khyra. We can not imagine what it has been like for those in the fire areas. They have been in our thoughts!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have been thinking good vibes all week for all our furiends and friends down under and for all their families and friends. It is a horrible situation. Great idea for contributions, we will paw Mom to send a check along.

Have a great weekend, MFT, woo will do a fantastic job.

Woos, the OP Pack

ThePainterPack said...

As always, woo and the mommy are doing such nice things. God bless woo both for such kindness. And we will all pray for the hoomans and furries down under. May they be kept safe and able to recover from this horrible fire.

Mya Boo Boo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Khyra!
Thanks for sharing Broke's answer! I will be praying for them!
Kisses and hugs

Teddy Westlife said...

Thanks Khyra; we are hoping the fires die down soon but the weather forecast is not good.

It would be for a sad reason but I'd love to have Charlie and Opy here - their mum and dad have already fallen in love with me so I'm sure they will too.

Huffle Mawson

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

That is very sad news. I hope that the weather improves. Me, John and Kelly are doing a rain dance for Austraiia. I hope it works!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Khyra, you and your family have such big hearts!
The burning stories are so sad, snif, snif, I can hardly ready about it. Just breaks our heart!
We send special prayers to the spirit in the sky to give peace to those who are sad and suffering.
It just is not fair for such sadness.
Thank you again Khyra for being
"The Leader of the Pack" . We follow you.

BeadedTail said...

Thanks for providing this important information Khyra. My heart breaks thinking about the devastation to animals and humans in Australia.

Bae Bae said...

I'm keeping my paws crossed for the poor animals and people in down under..

~ Bae

missbreezysbox said...

I hope you, your family and your house stay safe and sound.

Suzuki said...

Hi Khyra
Tahlia has done a Barkin with Bones post on my blog today and Mum made her post a new link about Sam the koala and her new boyfriend Bob. There is also a video. Thank you fur spreading the word about the Aussie Bushfires. Mum thought it was a furry good idea to make all the furry critters over here start wagging their tails to make the fires go away, we are going to start practising now.
Big licks to you

Jan said...

Living in Khalifornia we're used to wildfires, but those really look more devastating than we have here. We hope and pray the end to them comes soon.

Misty the alpha Poodle

i said...

Khyra, thanks for sharing the mail. This is rather overwhelming, isn't it? We'll be thinking and praying for Opy and family and all those affected.

Joe Stains said...

We are about to faint from all the vibes we are sending to Opy and Charlie. We also have a human friend in Victoria named Trevor that we are really worried about. This stinks so bad, but we have to stay positive and keep sending those vibes.

Anonymous said...

We are thinking of everyone down under and we will send them super slobbery kisses, maybe they can help kill the flames :)


Molly the Airedale said...

We think about Charlie and Opy and Brooke and Greg CONSTANTLY! Our thoughts and prayers stay with them. This is such scary stuff!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Thank you for the very upsetting update from Charlie and Opy. I am going to visit that RSPCA RIGHT NOW with Momma's plastic card.

I hope the accomodations here are to your liking.


The Army of Four said...

Isn't it romantic about Sam and her special friend?
PS: We're praying for all of our friends Down Under!

Snowball said...

The Australian Bush Fire is a real nightmare. We have been visiting Opy's blog a few times a day trying to get news that they are safe. I am glad that they are and hope that this fire will die down soon.

We will continue to pray for all the people from down under for them to remain safe and away from the Bush Fire.



Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

You are very kind to let us know the animal charity to contribute to.

My J is also sending a donation to the British Red Cross who are also helping out over in Aus and need donations too!

Our thoughts are with all the animals and people affected by the horrible tragedy.

your friend, Marvin xxxxx

Jack & Moo said...

Thanks for the link, Khyra. We're sending sibe vibes and prayers to those affected by the terrible fires. It's furry sad.

Hey, have fun this weekend!

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack-a-roo

Abby said...

Hi, Khyra...

What a terrifying time for our Aussie Friends...Our thoughts & prayers are with all of them...

Thanks for sharing Brooke's message...

My Mom will be visiting the site tonite to see what we can do to help...

Abby xxxooo

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Khyra
We will be praying for Opy, Charlie, Greg and Brooke and all the people and animals affected by this disaster. Lets hope that the fires can be stopped soon.
Love Ruby & Penny

Daisy said...

I am just heartsick to think about all the people and animals affected by the fires. I am sending my very best purrs for all of them.

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

It must be so so scary for the peoples and animals near the fires. I is thinking of them daily. Thanks for sharing.
~~lickies, Ludo

Parker said...

We have prayed and prayed for our friends down under...
Thanks for the kind words for my Mommy - they made a big difference!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I think that sounds like a wonderful place to send your donations!


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Valentine sweet Khyra.
Hope your Valentines Day is filled with extra kisses, treats, hugs & belly rubs!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We just can't imagine what is going through all those peoples minds. The person/person's that set that fire need a real butt wooping..
That is a great story about the Koala's.. It is great to hear of something good coming out of all that loss..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mochi and Bali said...

Thank you for sharing the link, Khyra. We are praying for everyone affected by the fire.


Kelli said...

Hi Khyra!
We will be praying for all our friends in Australia. Paws crossed they all stay safe and the fires go away soon!
:) Tibby

Thor and Jack said...

Thanks for sharing, Khyra. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of them.