I had vaguely heard about The Grace Foundation, when we moved up here but I really didn't know much about them. When Sasha died, I was sure that I did not want another dog here and you all know how that turned out, eh?
When my enabling Vicki & Erik were here, at Christmas time, I heard that name again, and this time, in reference to adoptable dogs. Really? I saw Trixie on their website and of course, the rest is history. It has been just about 5 months now and that canine character who freaked out after her second "abandonment" (she had bonded with her foster family, who had her for over 6 months!) has become the happiest of dogs. She was one of those "sure, we will take her" dogs, rescued by The Grace Foundation. They took her, paid the vet to spay her and took on the socialization of someone who should have never been adopted by someone without the time or space for this kind of dog. To their credit, the sweet foster family brought her back from being a fearful dog that had suffered some abuse trauma to a family dog. They simply did not have the space or time for her and we became the perfect fit; finishing the socialization and helping her to get over her fear of men.
I am writing about all of this, simpy because The Grace Foundation is in need of help. They did another of their altruistic "sure, we'll take them" kind of things with the abandoned animals that became known as The Susanville 70 and because of all of the expense involved with this endeavor, they have been left begging for supplies and help. Their little mascot, Tiny Beyonce is raising awareness in one way and has garnered them international notoriety but now it is time for me to offer my help, in another way.
My friend and assistant, Lorrie Hunter, brought the plight of GF to my attention recently and I told her that we could do a fund raiser for them, just the way that I did one a number of years ago, when a gal needed help getting medical treatment. And so it goes. I just got word that the newsletter has gone out and there is no turning back. :o) We are offering ALL of the proceeds from this colorway (which I goaded Lorrie into creating) to Grace but for a limited time. From today until the last day of June, every penny of the sale of Sock! in Appaloosa will be put into a pile for them. Let's see just how high the pile can get. Will you help?
Buy one for yourself and one for a friend; tell your horse loving friends and two more friends, after that. This colorway will make super cute striped socks with the bands of rust and chocolate being broken up by the Appaloosa spots.