I’ve had two or three cheesy blog ideas floating around in my head, and until one hour ago I was planning to poke innocent fun at IvyLaneDesigns’ recycled grocery box journals.
However, after reading some disturbing news that a friend posted on Facebook, I’m not feeling humorous anymore.

TwoStrayCats owner, Lily, took her beloved cat Sam to the vet today, after injuries he suffered left them wondering if he’d been struck by a car.  After an exam, including X-rays, the doctor came to the conclusion that Sam had been brutally kicked by some vicious, horrible person… the internal damage warrants surgery that will cost well over $1,000.
This news comes on the heels of Carolyn’s termination from her substitute teaching position, after having missed too many assignments due to personal illness.  As the co-owner of Bellasana Stables, her income was crucial in managing the farm.  The money she brought in by boarding horses and teaching riding lessons is drying up, as people are no longer to afford such luxuries in these times. Some of her customers are selling their horses at auctions, and Carolyn wonders about the fate of her own. 

Circumstances such as these leave me in a state of hopelessness, and frustration.  I feel a strong desire to help, yet my hands are tied financially… I will, however, donate the profits of these prints (until further notice):

8×10 Photo Print of “The Letter” $10.00 … profits will be donated towards Lily’s vet bills.

8×10 Photo Print of “Mr. Darcy Dominic” $10.00 … profits will go to Lily.

8×10 Print on Premium Matte Photo Paper $10.00 … profits will go towards Bellasana Stables.

8×10 Glossy Photo Giclee $15.00 … profits will go towards Bellasana Stables.

If your tastes lean towards domestic soft-lines… TwoStrayCats has gorgeous
pillows, baby blankets, and stuffed things worth checking out!  She also donates part of her profits to Animal Rescue charities. Purchasing from her shop would be a win/win for many animals, including Sam!

If anyone is interested in volunteering or donating directly to Bellasana Stables, please contact Carolyn.
She will also be hosting a few fundraisers shortly in the Western Maryland/WV Panhandle area… if anyone would like more info on where/when, please message either of us.  I may not get around to updating this blog in time.
Thank you! We appreciate it! 🙂