There are so many things at country stores that are of great use to animal rescuers. Vet-wrap (self-stick bandages); povidone
iodine (rinse for wounds); syringes; vaccines (not rabies--that is a vet-only kinda thing); diatomateous earth (for worming
and fleas) and more. Not only is the selection tremendous but the prices are so much less than buying these supplies at a
Walgreen's or even at a major big box store.
What I like about these stores, too, is the selection of good foods for
everything from gerbils and birds to dogs, cats, horses, even goats.They usually carry good foods--so good, that I find myself
buying all kinds of things for the animals to try and always buying their favorites when I can. I could spend a few hours
at our feed store just looking around and reading the labels on new things.
If you foster animals until they are adopted
like I do, or even if you are an animal lover/caretaker, do a search in your area for "country store" or "feed
store" and go take a look. They are even great places to find gifts for birthdays and holidays for non-animal lovers.
You'd be amazed at what you'd find.
Thanks for stopping by, for listening and for caring.
Especially for caring.
Over the weekend, we got a delivery of all of the things that the customers of Something Unique in Pearland, TX collected
over the month of December. It was a bright, shining light to see that people cared like that!
Blankets, Dingos, treats,
even stairs for the Bitties--which they can use to watch out the windows, I'm sure--Bitty, himself, is always on his tippy
toes trying to see over the windowsills! There was even a Christmas present for me and Mike from Michelle, the store's
owner--a very unexpected surprise. I was really touched by the effort and thought that went into doing something so nice for
the RR animals.
Just a few days before a box of fleece blankets arrived from another RR Angel--and with perfect timing.
I had to change the Bitties blankets and was not up to doing the laundry. I had pulled out all of the blankets from their
beds and crates and realized that there weren't any others available and everyone wanted to go to bed. Then, I remembered
the box--and was so very, very thankful that I could unwrap the blankets and put the baby dogs to bed. It was perfect timing.
like the delivery from Something Unique--the treat box was close to empty and the dogs require a lot of things to chew on--or
they use the dining table leg! Now, with wet, soggy, cold weather, they don't want to be out playing and so having bones and
chews available is critical. Just like with the blanket box, they arrived with perfect timing, too. Thank God and thank you
Sending you lots of love from the RR--
PS It is not animal-related but it is a pretty
neat true story--please read the "carrot story" on my Houston Chron blog which will be posted by Wed: blog.chron.com/fromunderthebridge
PPS Don't forget to use our Amazon link to do your shopping--so far, our Jan, 2012 month-to-date credits are $1.00. That's the total income of the RR so far
this month, so please click on "Recommend" our website--the more people we can reach, perhaps the more people will
help. Thank you!