By mindimorrow on March 7, 2013
By mindimorrow on February 17, 2013
Dogs bring much unconditional love to our lives. Why do humans mistreat them? It’s not always intentional but still it is unforgivable. You take an animal into your care that cannot take care of itself and then you let it down. It happens every single day. Whether you fail to vaccinate it, spay/neuter it, feed it or simply provide the amount of time it deserves. But worse than that, you abandon it. Well, not You, because you are not that kind of person. You are the kind of person that cares. The kind of person that wants to help.
There are many ways to help and I have learned so many of them over the last couple of years. Many people think they can’t help because they don’t have the skills, the time or the strength to do what is needed. I am here to tell you, there are many ways to help. Maybe someone just hasn’t pointed them out to you. So let me.
You can donate money. That’s right, it’s at the tip of your fingertip and you are probably spending too much money on yourself any way.
You could donate towels, blankets, food, newspapers, dog houses, treats or toys. Just call the shelter closest to you or look on line and see what their immediate needs are.
You could donate your castoffs the next time you clean out. Some shelters even have resale shops where they take gently used items and resell them, donate the profits to the group. Heck, I’ve even seen where you can donate a car!
You can volunteer for a shelter or a local rescue group. The ways to do this are plenty. You could work in a shelter walking or socializing dogs. You could work at an adoption event. You could foster. You could take photographs of available pets. You could manage their social media site. You could verify references. You could do home visits for potential adopters.
You could drive transport; delivering a pet to a new home, foster or even for vetting appointments.
You could organize a food drive at your office and then deliver the bulk to a shelter or a food bank.
You could volunteer to transport food from a local drop off to one of the food banks or shelters.
You can adopt. You can save two lives by adopting. The life you save and the space you make for another animal to come into that space.
You could even stop your car the next time you see a dog or a cat in danger and open your door and your heart by saving a life. If you can’t keep the pet, there may be someone out there looking for the exact little guy.
These are just a few ideas I came up with in about two minutes.
Don’t know of a shelter, food bank or a rescue to help? Just ask me, I would love to match you up with a most deserving group really close to you.
By mindimorrow on February 17, 2013
Have you been to the Southside Urban Market? If not, you’re missing out on a real gem. The Stir Crazy Baked Goods proprietors run the show by inviting local artists, farmers, musicians and even beekeepers to set up shop on the sidewalk outside their incredible little family run bakery. I visited the first market last fall and immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and knew I wanted to be a part of it. Then I ran into bakery owner, Robbie, at Creative Collective’s Open House where she brought her precious little deer cake to share with folks. We visited about the market, their involvement in the Southside and their dedication to urban renewal.
So what took me so long? I’ll admit it, I’m a Texas girl, and weather wimp. So I’ve been waiting for one of those amazingly unseasonable Winter days where the sun was out and the temps were in the 70′s. But I didn’t want to wait any longer, so yesterday I pulled on my silk longjohns, loaded up my goods and headed to the quant little street less than 10 minutes from home and set up shop. I loved spending the day with talented people I have come to admire. I tucked in between Yvonne 4 Eyes and Mostly Naked Soaps and spent the next three hours meeting some amazing people. And you know what? I can’t wait to go back!
Here’s who you’ll likely find; but the vendors change some weekly. With Spring around the corner, the lineup can only get better.
Stir Crazy Baked Goods
Mostly Naked Soaps
Yvonne 4 Eyes
Vivi Gray Designs
By mindimorrow on December 11, 2012
We’ve moved in at Creative Collective in West Fort Worth. All local; hand made, vintage and repurposed.
Here’s a peek at my booth. It’s still getting tweeked but we have such a big comfy space, it can only get better!
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