Saturday, December 17, 2011


MAXMOM here...

It's Christmas time -
This is usually a time for family, togetherness and celebration.  Yet, it is with a deep sadness that I convey the terrible news that one of our long-standing blogging-buddies...
in Houston, Texas, suffered a terrible housefire in the early hours of yesterday.  They lost everything, including five of their dogs.  All human beings are safe, but among those who died was Shelby, the sweet rescue doggie who was found near death in a parking lot about 18 months ago and nursed back to health. There are five, bright, new stars in our midnight sky tonight and blogville is stunned.

My heart goes out to Sandra and her family as they face the heart-breaking devastation of this event. Please know that we love and care about you, Sandra.  The blogging community is right behind you - with our thoughts, prayers and small contributions.

Please may I appeal to my readers to open up your heart and consider giving a donation to help this family to start rebuilding their lives.  In the usual, amazing fashion, blogville has roped up the "Power of the Paw" in our community to help one of our own. A secure donation site has been set up, which you can access
Please contribute, if you can.
Sending lotsaluv


Becky Andrews said...

Oh thank you for sharing. Sending lots of love to them and will go visit their site to see what we can do.

Sierra Rose said...

This is heartbreaking. Thank you for letting us know, will go right over. Oh..our hearts go out.

Big hugs,
Sierra Rose and family

sprinkles said...

I heard about this yesterday and have been thinking about it nonstop ever since.

This is just so heartbreaking!

bichonpawz said...

We heard about this too and we are heartbroken. I have placed the widget in my sidebar too.

Blessings to everyone in blogland for their contributions.
Chloe, LadyBug and their mama, Jeanne

Molly the Airedale said...

Our mom cries everytime she reads a post like this. We are so heartbroken for Sandra and her pack but the generosity of our blogging community has been overwhelming and wonderful.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gail Wilson said...

We are so sorry to hear about this terrible event in another bloggers life. We are heart broken for their loss. Thank you for spreading the word and for the help.
Mistaya and Maggie and M.O.M.

Amber DaWeenie said...

We've visited and left our condolences and "chipped in", but somehow it just doesn't seem like enough. Nothing can replace all that was lost, especially those beautiful furbabies. Prayers are all that is left to give.

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

That's awful news.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

When one of our bloggy friends hurts so badly as in this terrible sadness, we all hurt too.
I cannot even imagine the pain in Sandras heart, and I feel so helpless, even though I have helped chip in.
I know Sandra feels lost without direction. We are all feeling her pain.
I ask God to help her... and us we walk beside her.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to puttin out the info MaxMom. This is so sad.

woos, Tessa

Two French Bulldogs said...

This is so hard to even imagine
Benny & Lily

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

It broke our hearts when we read the news at the weekend. Sending so much love, and blessings to Sandra and family. xxxx