|Mario whiffing Cat Mint Plant before it is winterized.|
I haven't been able to participate in one of these blog hops for awhile cuz M has been keeping too busy. But she promised me this week she'd try to get back to doing things for me! (It's about time).
I especially wanted to start with Thankful Thursday Blog Hop so I could personally thank all of you - my dear pals, both on Twitter and in the Blogosphere, for all the times you have contributed to the many Chip In's I've hosted this past year. It just seems like we have so many pals needing help lately. M says something bout it's cuz of the economy or something like that, but it's so very sad to see. So thanks to all of you for your generous donations, even tho sometimes it's isn't easy for you either. I hate to mention any of them for fear of leaving someone out, but you know who you have helped this past year and each and everyone of those you helped really, deeply appreciated it.
Now I even hesitate to mention another one in need, but I'm thinking some of you bloggers might know her and might want to know about it.
If any of you know Francy and/or @MizzBusyBiz and wish to contribute, there is a chip in at http://lwarner.chipin.com/missbusybiz-urgent-family-situation.
Also, MaggieTKat's human, Wanda Kruse is hosting an Auction with proceeds going to Francy's family. There are some lovely items at http://krusekats.blogspot.com/2012/10/pinkpawty-auction-time-for-mizzbusybiz.html - including one of Wanda's beautiful quilts (go over and take a look at it).
Once again, I am so very thankful for all of you who keep opening up your hearts and wallets to help those in need - if you can. We don't however, want anyone helping that really dosen't have any $$ to spare. As a dear friend once told me - "Charity begins at home."
We're participating in the Blog Hop this week. Our special thanks go out to @Cokiethecat for his hosting this blog hop for a few years. It's impossible for him to keep up with it tho because his human is getting too busy to help him. Obviously, Cokie, being a cat, needs her help.
They just announced today tho that @PepiSmartDog has agreed to take it over. I would hate to see it dissolved also, so thanks to Pepi for taking it over. We'll try to be better about posting something once a week anyway - Right M???? (yes, Mario - I"ll try).
Now hop on board this fun Blog Hop and see who you meet along the route.