June 18, 2009

Charitable Momma

If you had 5000 dollars to give away or donate to a charity...explain what you would do with it and why.

I could be funny and say that I would give it to "The Momma Plastic Surgery Fund"


to "The April Rose Fund".

But we know they don't exist.

Well the second one doesn't anyways.

But, really picking a charity to donate money to would be so so simple for me.

I am an animal lover. Despite my issues parenting my own dog I really do like animals and could not go through life without pets.


I know you are in shock.

In my pre-college, pre-marriage and pre-kids life I was a Veterinary Assistant. Aside from the fact that the vet I worked for was an absolute dink, it was a great job. And, well, cleaning up poop and puke wasn't very enjoyable either but the rest was.

I would give the $5000 to a credible animal welfare agency. Not one that pays their employees big bucks and hands out big bonuses, but to an agency who genuinely cares about the animals.

Seeing videos like this make me sick.

And I get sucked in.

Just like I did with April Rose. But that is a story for another time. Luckily I did not donate any $$ or I would be hitching a ride to where this Becca girl lives.

When I am older and my kids have left home I plan on adopting 10+ dogs and being known in my community as "The Dog Lady". When people can no longer care for their dogs they can come to Momma and know that their pet will be happy and safe.

I am here to help.

I was born to nurture.

I just have to convince my hubby. That could take.....ohhh.....about 50 years.

And then I will be too old.

It is the thought that counts right?

Be sure to check out my A Thousand Words Thursday post.

Now go on over and see MamaKat for more completed assignments.
Merci. That is thank you in French just in case you werent sure. Youre welcome.

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Red Neck Diva said...

I like your idea animal cruelty is out of control and i think thats a great choice

Suzanne said...

I am right there with you! My charity was to help dogs who need surgery and are given up by their owners who can't pay for it. I will be living right next to you someday. (I say the same thing to my girls all the time:-)

parentingBYdummies said...

I can't even watch those videos lest I face my day with puffy swollen eyes. And as much as I love animals, I turned out to be a questionable dog parent (think psycho dog coupled with psycho kids), but I didn't beat him, I just found an old man who could tolerate his "issues", and vowed to try again when the little humans in my life outgrew their psychosis. Not sure when that will be, but hopefully soon. I'd like another furry friend around here:)

Lolli said...

Now if you could only GET that $5000 (did MamaKat say anything about donations?). What a great cause!

Jenny said...

I am right there with ya. I am a huge animal lover.

Life with Kaishon said...

I can't watch those videos either. I love that you have a beautiful spirit and want to help.

I never heard abot this April Rose chick until I read about it on Mama Kat's. I am WAY out of the loop!

Heatherlyn said...

There are a lot of good people out there who help animals in need!

Jen said...

What a great cause to donate. I can't watch those videos. I know they will be horrible and then I will have to eat more chocolate to cope and my pants are already not fitting today.

Erin said...

I always told everyone that I figured I would be known as the crazy old lady at the top of the hill with 50 cats, so it looks like I'll be the cat lady and you'll be the dog lady across the street? LOL

Kekibird said...

Skipping the videos because I have such a soft heart and will sob all day and have nightmares. Animals are beings, too and we need to treat them with respect just as we do humans.

Great charity and hope you get to live out your dream of being a dog lady!

Foursons said...

Yeah, I'm not watching the videos either. Glad you didn't send your money to April Rose, it is much better suited for an animal charity!

kisatrtle said...

Sounds like a good place to spend your money...

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

I don't ever have a problem with being mean mom... I just don't care if they like me or not... as long as they love me... lol!

You charity would be a winner in this house!!!

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