Blog Hijacking and a Call For Help

Hello all! My name is Kelly and I am hijacking Barbara's blog today.'s no reason to alert the authorities. She actually GAVE me her account info. Now as you know, Barbara is one tough cookie so she must be in some kind of weakened state to hand over "If I Didn't Have A Sense of Humor" to me. And the truth is, she really is.

You may have read her post a few days back about how she's not only battling with Bank of America to keep her home (grr! to Bank of America ! ) but at the same time, she has found out that her beloved girl, Minnie needs a $4000 surgery. As we all know, when it rains.. it often pours. After much prodding and poking, I convinced Barbara to let me take the reins and appeal to you all as her readers, friends and fellow animal lovers to give her a hand with at least a portion of Minnie's surgery costs. They need us.

In the past, I have seen Barbara set up and pass the word on SO many Chip-Ins to help her friends, both human and animal. She even did so for me last year when I was raising money to help a cancer patient who had lost her dog. Without my even asking, she was there with "how can I help?"

I'm sure that you already have a feel for her passion for animals but a lot of what you don't get to see is the behind the scenes of Barbara and her animal advocacy superpowers. Just last year, she helped me rehome two little dogs who had been abandoned in a drive-by gang related murder (no joke...she's totally in the trenches) and several times now, she's run to my aid to help me put evil doers against animals in their places even though she's many, many thousands of miles away.

Please help give any amount that you can and pass the word so that she can have less worry on her mind. I know that even though her house situation is dire, because of the way that she is, she's got Minnie's surgery and health first on her mind.

I've set up a Chip-in for donations. Any and all are greatly appreciated. Please go here if you would like to donate or click on the donation counter below. There is also a handy way there to grab the widget for your own blog page if you'd like to help pass the word.

United we stand.

Thanks y'all!


houndstooth said…
I'm glad to help out! Payday isn't until the end of the week for me, but I have a reminder to put money in when it rolls around!
We are going to help our sweet Barbara and Minnie!
Barbara is one of the most kind, giving and loving people on earth.
tweedles and moms
I Chipped In... I just wish I could have done MORE.
Dana@Mid2Mod said…
And for all of you mid-century modern lovers, Barbara has a GORGEOUS bar for sale, and if we ask her really nicely, maybe she will post a picture of it. If you're in her area (or even if you're not and want to have it shipped to you) you really should take a look at it. We've never had a bar that snazzy in our store in Texas, and I can assure you that her asking price is VERY reasonable.
Anonymous said…
We don't have much money, but will do what we can. We just shared it on our blog!

Elyse and Riley
good post to help out Ms. Barbara
Benny & Lily
Ziggy Stardust said…
I hope Minnie and Barbara can get some help. I know how it is to be in a bad way. I am praying and sending my best wishes.

Anne and Sasha
HoundDogMom said…
We should be able to help out with a little the middle of next week. We had to pay the plastic off and this week and then we will be able to start using again in a few days. Please know that there are lots of people prayer for you. Sniffs, The HoundDogs
I haven't been paying attention to the blogs like I should have the last week because of 'things' in my life. So, I'm catching up today and am so sorry (!!!!) to read about the difficulties you're having. Please know that I am keeping you in my prayers that a way is found to meet your needs--And when I get paid this week, I'll see if there is a way that I can help you reach your goal! Hang in there, and know that I'm thinking of you!!!
Berts Blog said…
We were blessed by so many peoples giving hearts last week with Bert. I couldn't eleive it when I went to pay his vet bill and it had been paid for by friends and family.

That is the world we live in. So we are going to chip in as much as we can too.

Take Care Minnie.....and know you are both loved......
Sad to meet you, Barb, under such challenging circumstances...but, let the miracles begin!
Amber Von Felts said…
I really don't have much these days but I chipped in a little bit! I'll be glad to spread the word over on my blog too! Hang in there Barbara & Minnie <3
I am going to make a donation right now. Sorry, it can't be more!

Your pal, Pip
Scooter said…
Wow, I just linked in and made my donation! I'm so super happy to help out and I know lots of others will too. Blogville is the most amazing community ever.
I'll be adding this info to the Blogville Community Calendar to help get the bark out.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP
Thank you for doing this! Hugs, Barbara and Minnie. You will get through this.
sprinkles said…
Wish I could donate but I'm a full time student with only a part time job. I wish you the best though.
Unknown said…
Hi Y'all,

Just stopped to catch up on how you're doing and say hello! My paws are crossed that you'll get everything you need.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog
Dolores said…
Hoping and praying for a good recovery for Minnie and her mother...... wish I had more to send.
Sara said…
I found my way here from Tales & Tails and donated - hope everything gets better soon.

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