I’m generally a glass-half-empty type of person. But meeting half a goal of $5,000 — I chose that amount because why not shoot for the moon? — means that, with the help of many wonderful people who donated, wrote about, or shared my posts about Frankie’s Fund, I raised
nearly more than $2,500 $3,000 to help senior dogs die with dignity, in comfort, feeling loved.
My heart is far more than half full with gratitude. It’s brimming over into my eyes, in fact.
By the end of next week, I should be able to reveal the organization that will receive the funds through a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization. Over time, I also hope to track the dogs that are helped by the grant, and share their stories with you.
But in the meantime, I just wanted to express my gratitude to you all for helping me to honor Frankie’s memory. Frankie may not have been especially altruistic but, like all public figures, he approved of charitable giving as a way to burnish his image.
As for the thermometer, which some of you might have noticed looks a little different than it did originally…In the last year of Frankie’s life, I often adjusted my idea of what constituted success to accommodate his advancing age. I was pleased when he played with his squeaky carrot for half a minute, for example, no longer expecting him to chase it until I got tired, and praised him accordingly. So let’s just say that, in tribute to senior dogs and their successes, I adjusted the goal of Frankie’s Fund accordingly.
Good donors, good donors!
Update: Another donation just came in — there is no cutoff date — raising the total above $2,500. Hurrah!
Update 2. Wow. Just wow. Someone just donated $500, raising the total to more than $3,000. I adjusted the thermometer accordingly. This is one case where moving the goal posts has proved to be a good thing.