Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas...I was wracking my brain trying to think of great product to put on the blog for each day, or a quick and easy recipe that would please family and friends, but I was hitting a brick wall.  Product pictures were fine, but we have all been so bombarded with the "its the holidays, buy more stuff" propaganda that I really didn't fell like adding to our collective consumer overload.  Recipes would have been great, except I don't cook, so I know very few quick and easy recipes and have tested even fewer.  What to do, what to do...?

Got it!  How about ideas for ways to give back this year!  So here we go...the 12 days of Christmas guide to giving back.

Day 12
I have been extremely lucky to have great family & friends to share life's adventures, but my best buddy and constant companion is my dog, Pixie.  She is with me always (as was here predecessor, Kona) and is a fixture here at the shop.  Pixie is a Kitsap Humane Society rescue.  She and her sister were found running around Poulsbo.  Both were in bad shape when they were found, but Pixie was on her way out.  She was 12 pounds (and the size she is now), couldn't walk from dehydration and malnutrition, and was likely to have kidney, liver and other organ issues if she did make it.  Well, we all know the story has a happy ending, but it was a real rocky start for my little fur child.  That is why our charity of choice here is the Kitsap Humane Society.  We are collecting again this year and would love any donations, monetary or otherwise, that will help Pixie's friends and those pets not fortunate enough to have a warm fire and holiday tree to sleep by.  Here is a list of items on the Humane Society wish list.  Thank you.