When we were offered a chance to read the new book “Love Can Be: A Literary Collection About Our Animals” we couldn’t wait to dive into it. Not only does it celebrate the love we share with animals, proceeds go to animal welfare organizations!
Through beautiful short stories and poems thirty different writers share the experiences they have had with various animals. Of course as a dog lover I was touched by all the amazing dog stories in the collection.
Anyone who has had the joy of spending part of their life with a pet will appreciate and relate to the authors, no matter what the species. The collection includes stories of beloved pets, and even wildlife. There was even a story about a rhino!
I really enjoyed the varied styles of each of the author. It was heartwarming to read the memories they had, and it was also interesting to see how each person chose to express themselves. You might want to keep a tissue handy though, as some of the stories are bound to make you teary.
The collection was complied by The Kirkpatrick Foundation, an Oklahoma-based philanthropy committed to improving the lives and welfare of animals across the country, and the proceeds will be donated to designated animal charities. The book is intended as a limited edition, so be sure to get your copy while you can.
The fundraiser we were helping with is now over, and we are so excited to report the number! Thanks to the generosity of the vendors participating, and those who shopped and donated, we raised over $1700 USD for this wonderful organization.
You can help support their cause by following them on Facebook. You can also help support them by shopping in their store (they have some fun things), or donating directly.
Thank you again for your support!
It’s our 6th annual Paws for the Holidays fundraiser and we are excited to introduce this year’s charity, Semper K9. Semper K9 rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service dogs at no cost for disabled service members. They do this thanks to the support and donations from caring people like you! You may even recognize them from a story Mike Rowe did about them for the show Returning The Favor.
Consultants from each of these companies will be donating their commissions to Semper K9 during the event. We also have some original art for sale. Shop from any of the links below to help support this wonderful charity while getting your holiday shopping done. Feel free to share this page with friends, and join our event on Facebook for more info, games, and even prizes.
Original watercolor art by Joan Brienza Nardozzi. See the gallery here, comment on a photo if you would like to purchase.
Chloe and Isabelle– Find a great selection of affordable, classic, and on-trend women’s jewelry.
Jamberry– Nail wraps offer the hottest trends in fashion. Wrap your nails in over 300 different designs.
Pampered Chef– Shop quality kitchenware products, and find recipe inspiration.
Younique– Beautiful high quality makeup and skincare products. Never tested on animals!
Scentsy– Wickless candles and scented fragrance wax for electric candle warmers, scented natural oils, and diffusers.
We also have some fun themed items based on our Paws for the Holidays logos!