Post details: The better angels of our nature...

06/23/07

Permalink 11:41:43 am, by Email , 514 words   English (CA)
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The better angels of our nature...

I'm a bad blogger in some ways...

I tend to produce posts and time-stamp them... and I did that with the "Blog My Blessing" post you'll see tomorrow... I did that post early this morning.

...before I heard about this... from Avitable...

As you know, the man we know as New York City's Watchdog has had the unspeakable tragedy occur of losing his five-year old son, Puppy Monster. This is a man who doted on his son in every video I saw, and clearly adored every second of his time with him.

We can't be there to hug him, and we can't be there to support him physically, but we can show how the blog world can come together and help someone who needs it.

Sue and I have done what little we can... to be honest, we're not too wealthy and can't afford to do as much as we'd like, but we did purchase two of the "graphics" to help Dawg...

I cannot stress, as a parent (albeit a step-parent,) how much a story like this affects me... and I can not even begin to imagine how it is affecting Dawg... it's not a terribly rare thing for me to get "choked up", but this was one of those instances...

So please, click here and consider helping a fellow traveller on the blogsphere... one who has suffered one of the worst things any parent can suffer...

Dawg, if you ever read this... I don't know if you know me... and I can't say I really know you... but I am a parent (of sorts) and a human... and like so many, the better angels of my nature have come through... and I hope that our thoughts and prayers reach you and your family...

Again, gentle readers, if you can't afford to buy a graphic, then stop by to express your thoughts at Dawg's blog...

If I could, I'd send every blessing in the world in their directions...

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The standard last note on the old blog... PLEASE SUPPORT THE DREAM!

This blog is here to help promote a dream that an entire family shares... that dream is to rescue an old London Double-Decker bus.

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Please, if you have a few minutes, take some time to find out more about this bus and the kooky dream by clicking here.

This bus is VERY special to myself and the whole family, and any help any person can lend us would be most gratefully accepted.

If you or someone you know might be interested, there's our tiny banner site, HelpCoverTheBus.Com and a PayPal donation button (see the upper-right hand side of the blog) and, of course, a Cafe Press shop for T-Shirts and shtuff!
(...and who doesn't need some shtuff!)

Please help us make this dream a reality and save a piece of history!

We thank you for your support!

Please Note: We are also hoping for help from a public relations/marketing standpoint... If you might be able to assist OR know someone who might be willing to, please click here and read this entry...

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Comments:

Comment from: Avitable [Visitor] Email · http://www.avitable.com
Thank you for posting this.
PermalinkPermalink 06/23/07 @ 17:01
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Avitable... I only really wish we could do more. Thank you for your efforts with this more than our tiny contributions.
PermalinkPermalink 06/23/07 @ 17:05

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We (my wife, stepdaughter, and I,) used to "amuse" ourselves (read: Take our minds off our troubles) by more-or-less fantasizing as a family about what we'd do when things "turned around". Along this route, we discussed going to England on a vacation... and in that, alighted on "double-decker buses".

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