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Hope For Paws

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Dallas – rescued from gang members, originally uploaded by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

The owner of this photo, Eldad, is one of my contacts from Flickr, and, along with his wife, Audrey, runs the non-profit organization, Hope For Paws. They are based in Los Angeles where Eldad can often be found in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods rescuing injured or stray animals. The pair also rescues animals from shelters who are facing euthanasia. Eldad & Audrey open their home to these animals, pay for any medical attention, even surgery, that the animals may need, and work to find forever homes for the animals. How do they afford all of this? Eldad & Audrey have published a book, Our Lives Have Gone to the Dogs, that contains pictures of and stories about many of the animals they have rescued. The price of the book is $9.95, and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to paying veterinary and surgery bills, and to providing general care for all of the animals. I already have a copy of the book but my donations won’t stop there.

I would like to think that such an organization exists here in Chicago but I don’t know of one. Anyone know of something similar to Hope For Paws in Chicago?

Posted by Francesca

I just about cried when I saw this commercial

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

It’s a McDonald’s commercial I saw on the CBC. I tried for the life of me to embed it but it wouldn’t work so click here to see it. Do it; you want to see it.

Posted by Francesca

I need to vent

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
After listening to broadcasters and commentators from two different networks (Versus and CBC [Hockey Night in Canada]), I've realized that the media and the rest of the hockey world believe that the Blackhawks have no chance against Detroit in this ... [Continue reading this entry]

Pet peeve alert

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Pet peeve alert, originally uploaded by Francesca.... While I applaud the city of Chicago's attempt to be multi-cultural, I am disappointed and annoyed as hell that the Chicago Park District didn't do their ... [Continue reading this entry]

Blackhawks’ “One Goal” commercial

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
This commercial gives me the chills. If I were one of those kids, I'd have passed out from seeing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane at my hockey practice.  But it's refreshing to see the advancement of youth ... [Continue reading this entry]

Calabria 2010

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
I did a Google search for the phrase testa dura which, in Italian, means "hard head". It should come as no surprise that the search lead me to a site dedicated to the culture of Calabria, for the Calabrese ... [Continue reading this entry]

A Pet’s 10 Commandments

Monday, September 15th, 2008
I don't know where this originated as I receive it as an email.  These 10 commandments are especially touching now that I have found out my Rottweiler has lymphoma. 1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from ... [Continue reading this entry]

Someone call the Punctuation Police!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
Yesterday, as part of Opening Day ceremonies at Wrigley Field, the Cubs unveiled a statue of Cubs legend, Ernie Banks. I watched the replay of the ceremony during the 40-minute rain delay and, shortly after the statue was uncovered, I ... [Continue reading this entry]

Chained dog update

Friday, March 14th, 2008
Dogs deserve better, originally uploaded by FrancescaM. This could be good news or bad news. Within days of my original post reporting the plight of this poor dog in South Haven, Michigan, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Being fat pays off…sometimes

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
If I ever get arrested and have to spend time in jail, I'm going to ask my attorney to ask that I be put on house arrest because I'm too fat for a jail cell. Sound impossible? Not in ... [Continue reading this entry]